Where are we?

Hatch End High School is conveniently situated in the north west of the borough with easy access to Central Harrow as well as Hertfordshire, Brent, Hillingdon and Barnet. 

We are well serviced by the local bus routes: the H12, H14, H18 and 182 – the H12 and H14 stopping directly outside the school.  The journey to Central Harrow is a short 10 minutes by bus and Headstone Lane Overground train station, which services the Euston - Watford Overground line, is a 5 minute walk away.

Whilst the majority of students live in Harrow, we welcome each year, students from Hertfordshire, Brent, Hillingdon and Barnet each year.

How many places are available?

The number of Year 7 places available for the September 2019 school year will be 240.

How can I find out more about the school?

If you would like to arrange an individual visit to the school please get in touch with us (link to contact details).

How do I apply for a place?

Applications for September 2019 entry should be made via Harrow Council Admissions Service. Parents must apply for a place online by Wednesday 31 October 2018. The eAdmissions website opens on 1 September 2018 for all applications to start Year 7 in September 2019. Please click here to view Harrow Council’s Admissions website. In the meantime please feel free to contact us directly to discuss your applications.

How is my application processed? 

Harrow is part of the Pan-London Co-ordinated Admissions System. All parents who are resident in Harrow can name up to six different schools that they want to apply for and preferences will need to be ranked in order of priority.

All the councils taking part in the Pan-London Co-ordinated Admissions System will then use a computerised system to pass on details of applications for schools in other areas and to co-ordinate the offer of places to make sure that nobody gets offered more than one school place.   Each admission authority will work out how well you qualify for each school using the admission rules. If you qualify for a place in more than one school, you will be offered the one you gave the highest ranking. The order of preference will remain confidential between you and Harrow Council. Harrow will let other councils know the order of preference so that they can determine which school you have ranked highest in cases where your child is eligible for a place at more than one school in that council’s area.

How will places be allocated?

If there are fewer applicants than there are places available for Year 7 entry in September 2019, everyone who applies will be offered a place.  If there are more applicants than there are places available they will be allocated using the following criteria:

  1. Children who are looked after or were previously looked after - A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, child arrangements, or special guardianship order.
  2. Medical or social needs of the child – Children for whom it is essential to be admitted to a specific school because of special circumstances to do with significant medical needs and or social needs. 
  3. Medical reasons relevant to parent(s) - Parent(s) where there are special medical reasons for seeking a place for their child at the school. 
  4. Siblings - Children with a brother or sister attending the academy in years 7 to 11 at the time of application. The sibling link does not apply to students who are attending the sixth form in September 2017. 
  5. Children of staff of the school – Children where their parent(s) has been employed by the academy trust at the academy for at least two years at the date of admission or where the member of staff has been recruited to a vacant post where there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
  6. Distance from home to school - Places are allocated to applicants who live closest to the school. This must be the address where parent and child normally live and they must be living there on the closing date for receipt of applications (measured in a straight line to the closest official school gate, as agreed by the school).

Children with special educational needs who have a Statement which names the Academy will be allocated a place at the Academy. This is a statutory entitlement under the S.324 of the Education Act 1996.

Definition of Home Address?

This must be the address where parents and child normally live and they must be living there on the closing date for receipt of application. Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, each for a part of a week, the home address will be taken as the address of the parent who receives child benefit. In cases where parents are not eligible for child benefit the address will be that of the parent where the child is registered with the doctor. Confirmation of address will be required.

Need further help with the admissions process?

If you are newly arrived in Harrow, have difficulty in understanding the school admissions process or is English is your second language and you need help with completing your application form then you can contact the Transition Support Officers on 020 8416 8872 for help.

Latest News

Posted on: 4/02/2019

The Hidden World of the Atom

Last November, A Level Physics students from Hatch End High went to a lecture at the University College London. There, Dr. Robert Palgrave delivered a mesmerizing lecture on the Hidden World of Atoms. Dr Palgrave started the lecture by introducing the great Michael Faraday’s example of a burning candle flame to explain modern chemistry. That seemingly modest reaction is summarized here: CnH(2n+2) (s) + {(3n+1)/2}O2 (g) → n CO2 (g) + (n+1)H2O (g) Many of the students in the auditorium that evening were wondering, how do we know that atoms are structured and behave in the way we see them in textbooks? The lecture took us on a history tour starting as early as antiquity. Democritus, the ancient Greek philosopher, considered the fundamental question on the nature of matter. He imagined a very large block of gold, which he cut it into half repeatedly. The question he posed was: “Is there ever a point where the block of gold can’t be cut any further?”. The people who thought the block could not be divided were called atomists and thus, they called the smallest unit of matter “the atom” (Greek: a + tomos = not cut). On the other hand, those who disagreed with Democritus could not accept the fact that there were gaps between atoms, which contained nothing. Dr Palgrave then steered us into the 1880s, an era of rampant discovery in chemistry. Joseph Priestly discovered oxygen and nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas). His contemporary and equal, Henry Cavendish would discover hydrogen in this period, calling it “inflammable air”. Astutely, Cavendish realized that no matter the amount of product made, the reactants always reacted in a certain proportion with each other. John Dalton (shown) lay down the foundations for modern atomic theory – his postulates said the states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) are composed of discrete, indivisible units called atoms. Elements (like Cavendish’s hydrogen) are composed of atoms of the same mass and properties, and chemical reactions simply are the rearrangement of these atoms. Dr Palgrave then entertained us with the story of August Kekule, a German organic chemist, who was the first person to solve the structure of benzene - a problem which had been troubling chemists for decades. The legend goes that whilst Kekule was asleep in front of the fire, he had a dream of a snake devouring its own tail. Upon waking, Kekule had the idea of the circular structure of benzene (shown). As Dr Pelgrave brought his lecture to a close, he arrived at his conclusion. The truth about the hidden world of atoms becomes clear: the accuracy and usefulness of scientific models of atoms have improved over time. Science is the relentless and rigourous pursuit of better and better models to explain the natural world. Written by Monishka Sinha(6HME).
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