Deloitte Winners!


A huge congratulations to our Y12 students who were victorious in the prestigious national competition. The final of the competition was held at the HQ of Deloitte in the City of London, and involved the team presenting to over 100 leaders from the technology sector, including Sony, HP and Apple. This was a very daunting proposition for them but their idea of a SEN app using smart speakers impressed so much they were awarded first place.

Again, congratulations to everyone involved!


Technology Team through to National Final

A team of Year 12 students from Cardinal Hume has won through to the national final of a prestigious technology competition held by Deloitte. The team were required to produce a new product that created a solution to a problem faced in education. The team’s idea of using smart speakers to help in the provision of Special Educational Needs impressed the judges, and helped them overcome competition from throughout the UK.
The team will now travel to London on the 26th March to present their idea to over 100 industry specialists. This is a fantastic achievement and something they should be very proud of. The team are pictured with staff from Deloitte who helped them with their idea.
Well done to everyone involved!

British Science Night


British Science Night: 150 Years of the Periodic Table

 Dear Parent/Guardian,

At Cardinal Hume Catholic School we absolutely love Science and strive to share a passion for fizzes, pops & bangs that will not only entertain but get you to question your concept of what science is really all about.

The evening is absolutely free and will be taking place on Wednesday the 13th of March from 6:00pm till 8:00pm. This is an event designed for ages 10-18 and their families. There will be limited tickets available for each key stage on a first come, first serve basis. Visiting students must have a parent or guardian with them.

The evening is split into three equally exciting parts:

  • Science Fair: Get stuck in and explore a number of interactive stalls & shows put on by the students and staff of Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Durham University, Newcastle University, Family Learning and the Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as a planetarium with guided talks.
  • Beamish ‘Just One Spark’: An interactive chemistry show highlighting the science behind our history in the North East.
  • Firework Display: The grand finale. Watch a firework display on the back yard to celebrate the end of the evening.

This evening is part of the celebration of British Science Week (11th-15th March) with events being held in school  throughout the week, and is being generously funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics.

Places are limited.  Please reserve your tickets by returning the reply slip attached to this letter or by contacting the school reception ( Include your surname and the number of tickets you require. You do not need to pick up these tickets – we will keep them at the door for you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. T Targett & Miss. H Cope

Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Trust

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I am pleased to inform you that the Regional Schools Commissioner and Headteacher Board agreed at their last meeting in February, to grant permission to the following schools to join our Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Trust:

  • St Anne’s Primary School,  Gateshead
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace, Washington
  • St Bede’s, Washington
  • St John Boste, Washington
  • St Joseph’s Primary, Washington
  • St Michael’s Primary, Houghton le Spring
  • St Roberts of Newminster, Washington

The next steps include working closely with the Department for Education and our solicitors to ensure all legal paperwork is completed and appropriate assets and liabilities are transferred to the Trust.

We are currently working towards a conversion date of 1st June 2019 and will keep you updated accordingly. In the meantime, we continue to work to ensure our school provides the highest standard of Catholic education for all our students.

Yours faithfully,

Mr N. Hurn OBE
Executive Headteacher

Internship Opportunities

Apply now
Interested in Teaching Maths or Physics?
Are you currently studying for a Maths or Physics degree?

Placements available for Maths or Physics Teaching Internships through Trinity North East Teaching School Alliance.

Our programme will offer you an opportunity to gain invaluable experience of teaching whilst:

  • Receiving funding of £300 per week
  • Completing a 4 week placement in a ‘World Class School’
  • Observing experienced and outstanding teachers and actively contributing to lesson planning and delivery
  • Following a structured programme with the support and guidance from a one-to-one mentor
  • Networking opportunities with qualified subject specialists

Following completion:

  • Continued contact with your mentor
  • Support you to make an application through UCAS for Teacher Training
  • Guaranteed interview for School Direct vacancies available through Trinity North East Teaching School Alliance


  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English
  • Working towards or achieved a minimum of a 2:2 degree classification

To receive further information and to request an application form, contact Carolyn Adams at or CLICK HERE

YEar 9 Options Evening

Dear Parent/Guardian

Later this term, your son/daughter will be receiving a booklet containing information regarding the courses available as Options in Year 10.  Senior staff in the school will be talking to them about the Options process, and pupils themselves are encouraged to discuss possible choices with subject teachers.

We appreciate that you will want to be part of this process.  Therefore we would like to invite you to a short information evening on Tuesday 5th March at 6pm (please note that this is a change from the original date as listed on the school website).  The presentation will seek to explain the Core Curriculum, the procedure of picking Options, and advice on the process.  We would expect the talk to last until approximately 6-45pm, but we will be available to answer questions until 7.15pm, should you wish to remain.

If this date or time is not possible for you, but you would like to discuss your son/daughter’s Options once they receive their booklet, please contact me at the school.

The evening of 5th March is intended for parents/guardians only, as pupils will be getting the same information in school for themselves.  Also we would not be able to accommodate numbers, if pupils attended.

Please return the slip below to your son/daughter’s tutor by Friday 22nd February.

Yours faithfully

Mr M Errington

Assistant Headteacher

Click Here for printable letter

Parents’ Pack


January’s edition of the Parents’ Pack is full of resources, including what employers are really looking for, hobbies that look good on an application, apprenticeships in the Army, the social life of an apprentice article, and much more!

Download Here

Maths Family Learning


Join us for Y7 Maths Family Learning
Cardinal Hume Catholic School 6.00-7.00pm
Wednesdays: Jan 23th, 30th,  Feb 6th, 13th 2019

Following on from our popular Y6 ‘Taster’ session, Y7 pupils and their parents are invited to join us for a course of four fun and informal sessions.

  • Help your child to become more confident and engaged with Maths
  • Develop your own confidence so you can support your child
  • Explore the techniques and strategies that we use in Y7.
  • Work with teachers from our own Maths department
  • Celebrate your child’s progress in the subject

To book your places, contact: Mrs Michelle Richardson  0191 4877638

New York October 2019

Dear parent / guardian

During October half term 2019, there is the opportunity for students to attend a fantastic school trip to New York City.  The trip will depart from Newcastle Airport on Friday 18thth of October 2019 and return on Tuesday 22nd October.

Whilst in New York, pupils will have the opportunity to visit some of the cities iconic attractions such as: the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty and they will also watch a Broadway show. There is also opportunity for the group to explore in Central Park and we will also fit in some shopping time. The cost of the trip will be £1080 and includes the following:

  • Return flights to and from New York from Newcastle
  • Airport Transfers
  • Three night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in the centre of Manhattan
  • Visits to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State building and the 911 Memorial
  • Tickets to a Broadway show (exact show TBC)
  • All meals

If you would like your child to attend the trip, I request that a non-refundable deposit is paid to secure your child’s place. This will be £100 and payable by Monday 17th December 2018 to Cardinal Hume School.  Places are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please note that this trip has been highly popular in recent years and places will fill up fast.

Flexible payment will be available during the remainder of the school year with the final balance due 12 weeks before departure. It is essential that your child has a valid passport for travel in October. In the unlikely event that we do not meet the minimum number of pupils to travel deposits will be returned.

We are pleased to inform you that Cardinal Hume Catholic School now has the facility to accept online payments for trips and other school activities.  Using a secure website called ParentPay you are able to pay online using your credit or debit card.  This can be accessed from the School website and you will by now, have received your ParentPay log in.  If you are unable to locate this, please contact the school office for assistance.

Making a payment using your credit or debit card is straightforward.  Your card details are not retained by the school.  ParentPay holds an electronic record of all online payments for you to view at a later date.  When you make a payment, an e-mail confirmation is sent to you, giving you reassurance that the transaction has been successful.

As a reminder please follow instructions below

Once you have your login details, the system is quick and easy to use:

  • Visit (
  • Enter your activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage. B.  These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process.
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders.
  • Once activation is complete you can go straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment.

We thank you in advance for your support in using this service to pay for your child’s educational visit.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the trip, do not hesitate to contact me at school. Thank you in advance for your support of what promises to be an excellent visit and opportunity for our pupils.

Yours sincerely

Miss A. Bone (Teacher of English)