Welcome to William Howard School, where we strive every day to challenge our students and staff to live by the school's core values: “Respect, Responsibility, Resilience”. We have a clear expectation that every student will strive to be the best that they can be in all that they do.  This extends to all within the school community and you will find that staff and students work together to achieve the very best outcomes. 

Read the full introduction from Mr McAree (Headteacher) >>


  • Law Students in Bar Mock Trial Competition

    Law Students in Bar Mock Trial Competition

    Our Law Department was proud to compete in a Bar Mock Trial Competition at Newcastle Crown Court, on Saturday, 1 December. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to see …Read More »
  • Future Chefs

    Future Chefs

    On Monday evening, two WHS students competed in the local final of the national Futurechef competition. Natasha Fell (Year 10) and Poppy Gregory (Year 11) both did incredibly …Read More »
  • Open Spaces Christmas Fair

    Open Spaces Christmas Fair

    The Open Spaces Group kicked off the festive season yesterday with a Christmas Fair held after school. There was a mouth-watering selection of home-baked cakes and winter produce …Read More »
  • Supercool Science Museum Roadshow Visits WHS

    Supercool Science Museum Roadshow Visits WHS

    Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 were treated to exceptionally cool science lessons yesterday. Staff from the British Science Museum in London presented a dynamic science show …Read More »
  • Centre of Excellence Re-accreditation

    Centre of Excellence Re-accreditation

    William Howard School was formally awarded a re-accreditation at the Young Money ‘Centres of Excellence’ conference in Birmingham on 14 November. The event, held by the financial education charity Young …Read More »
  • A Taste of Trampolining and Badminton for Primaries

    A Taste of Trampolining and Badminton for Primaries

    Over fifty Year 5 and 6 pupils from our cluster primary schools enjoyed a Badminton and Trampolining taster, on Monday 19 November. Pupils from Lanercost, Fir Ends, Lees Hill, …Read More »
  • An Enterprising Year 9 Class

    An Enterprising Year 9 Class

    The Year 9 Enterprise Class are selling Christmas products in the foyer on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Items on offer include decorations made by the students with …Read More »
  • Les Misérable – A Sell-out Success

    Les Misérable – A Sell-out Success

    Scores of students were involved in our annual School production, which this year was the musical Les Misérable. It was a sell-out success! Rehearsals began in September, and the …Read More »
  • Show Jumping Competition

    Show Jumping Competition

    WHS had four teams competing in an inter-school show jumping competition on Friday, 23 November. Two teams entered the 75cm class, and two were in the 90cm section. They all performed well, competing against …Read More »