Important DateS


Monday 1st September

Inset Day - School closed to pupils


Tuesday 2nd September

8.45am Start of Autumn Term


Wednesday 17th September

Sixth Form Parents Information Evening 6.45pm


Wednesday 24th September

Y6 Open Evening – 6.00-8.00p.m.


Thursday 2nd October

KS4 Awards Evening 7.00pm


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Family Learning Information

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School Strike Information

The school will be OPEN as normal to all year groups on Thursday 10th July.  Pupils should, however, bring a packed lunch.  (Pupils in receipt of free school meals will be provided with a packed lunch).


Monday 23rd June 2014

Year 6 Transition

Please click here to download the year 6 transition schedule.


Tuesday 3th June 2014
Summer Fayre Cancelled
The Summer Fayre proposed for Saturday June 7th will not be taking place.


Tuesday 29th April 2014
Years 7-10 Parents Consultation Day
The school will be closed to pupils for Parents Consultation Day.  Any pupils wishing to attend appointments with their parents, must do so in full school uniform.
Revision lessons will be taking place in school for Years 11, 12 and 13.  Pupils involved have been notified.  Other Year 11, 12 and 13 students should not attend school.



Summer Exam Timetable

The timetable for exams taking place in the summer is now available:

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Football Success

Congratulations to our year 7 football team who last night won the Gateshead schools cup by beating Joseph Swan by 5 goals to 1. They played very well and showed a tremendous attitude throughout.
They have now completed the league and cup double with a 100% record in these competitions.
Thank you to the many staff who supported the team last night.



Easter Message

May the joy of the risen Christ be with you and your families this Easter 2014.
From all at Cardinal Hume Catholic School.



School Closure

Because of a reduced number of staff in school, as a result of proposed strike action by the NUT, Cardinal Hume Catholic School will be closed to pupils from Year 7 to 10, but will stay open to Year 11 and Sixth Form students, Wednesday 26th March. Year 11 and Sixth Form students should therefore attend school, as usual. The school will re-open to all pupils, Thursday 27th March.

Should the strike action by the NUT be called off in the meantime, we shall inform parents accordingly.



Football Achievements

Congratulations to our year 7 football team who completed their league programme with a 9-1 victory over St Thomas More. They have won all of their league games scoring an amazing 47 goals and conceding only 5. They are very worthy champions of the Gateshead Schools Football league. They will play in the Gateshead Schools cup final shortly after Easter.


Our year 8 team beat St Thomas More 3-0 last night to keep alive their hopes of winning the league.


Our year 9 team still have one league game to play, but have already won their league having won all of their league games to date. They will play in the Gateshead cup final after Easter.



Sixth Form External Applications

Cardinal Hume is now accepting external applications to join our outstanding Sixth Form. If you wish to put forward an application, please apply here and return to:


Cardinal Hume Catholic School
Old Durham Road,


or email:



For further information on our Sixth Form please click here.



Ofsted Report

Cardinal Hume - Published report January 2014


[News Archive]



School awards

Raising Standards Through Literacy


SSAT Award - 'Outstanding student progress'



Click here to download in PDF format.


"OUTSTANDING" Ofsted Report
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Transition Day Feedback

  • ‘Wonderful transition with no issues at all.  Clear expectation of what is expected. Look forward to the next year.’

  • ‘K attended the Summer School at Cardinal Hume and found it very helpful. She was happy and excited about attending.’

  • ‘We have been really pleased with the transition programme.  J was well-prepared and has therefore settled in easily at CHCS.’

  • ‘Totally happy with everything.’

  • ‘We have seen a big change in A since he has been in your school he loves it.’

  • ‘I found H’s transition very well organised and thought out … my expectations of the school are very high!  I have every confidence my child will receive a very good education!’

Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome to Cardinal Hume Catholic School’s website.  Whatever your interest in the school, we're delighted that you are taking the time to learn a little more about us. We have tried to make this site as easy and quick to navigate as possible. But when you have found what you need, spend a little more time with us and browse the site. 

Our mission statement underpins everything we do and achieve in this school. We never forget that the person is at the heart of Christ’s teaching: This is why the promotion of the human person is and always will be the goal of this Catholic school. Our dedicated staff, supportive ethos and fantastic building and facilities enable us to provide an outstanding education which is academically rigorous and full of individual opportunities for students of all abilities, but is just as committed to moral and spiritual values. Cardinal Hume said shortly before he died: "If young people are to leave school fired with a wholesome moral vision and a sense of service, then it demands that an intelligent and critical moral awareness is cultivated and inspired by the teachers." Our school is a place of learning for enquiring minds who are constantly stimulated by their teachers and enjoy the challenges that learning can provide.

Catholic parents and parents from other faith traditions alike have chosen to send their children to Cardinal Hume Catholic School in increasing numbers because they want their children to attend an establishment with a robust spiritual and moral value system. Our school is a well-ordered community of learners where the structures are known, understood and respected. Our ethos provides the context where all individuals, pupils and staff, learn to trust each other, feel safe and have respect for authority.

Students who leave Cardinal Hume School carry with them a strong academic, moral and spiritual education. They enter the world as well developed individuals, having taken full advantage of the many opportunities afforded to them. Whether you are a parent or pupil, we are glad that you have chosen to become part of that journey.

Head Teacher: Mr. N Hurn

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