Mr Maurice Hall – Headteacher

I feel very proud and privileged to be Headteacher of The Duchess’s Community High School. In September 2016, our new school building opened and in September 2017 our age range changed to include Years 7 and 8 for the first time. We are now a thriving, attractive and well resourced school serving the diverse community of North Northumberland.

We pride ourselves on being a happy, fully inclusive and comprehensive school. We value our positive relationships between staff, students and parents and are proud of our friendly and purposeful atmosphere.

Our values are about Building Relationships and Inspiring Success for our students and for our wider local community. To make this a reality we are focused on ensuring our students are not only fully supported, but also challenged to push themselves beyond what they may think they are capable of. High quality classroom practice and breadth of curriculum are core to this and we ensure that our dedicated staff are provided with the right training and development so they can be the best they can.

At the same time we know that good schools are about so much more than qualifications and we are developing a rich experience beyond the classroom that offers our students the balance needed to bring the best out of them and leads them to become the amazing young adults we want to see. They are our future. Our fantastic wider community has been central to the success of our extra curricular offer and speaks volumes about what we can achieve together.

We would love you to come and visit us, speak to staff and students and get a feel for what life is like at The Duchess’s Community High School.

Maurice Hall
Headteacher