Hatch End High is proud to be able to offer our students some of the very best Performing Arts, Sixth form, ICT, Library and Music facilities in the Borough as well as extensive specialist rooms across the curriculum.
Our facilities for Performing Arts include:
- A large theatre-style hall with tiered seating for 600, full theatre lighting facilities, a balcony and full disabled access; our two main productions each year are on a West End scale
- A separate drama facility for theatre-in-the-round (the Round House), which includes lighting and sound, providing a venue for smaller productions
Students have access to over 700 computers across the school (including more than 100 tablets), with specialist rooms for video editing and music. Every teaching room is equipped with an Interactive White Board (IWB). There is secure wireless network access across the whole school and Internet access is fully controlled in respect of unsuitable content. Our Virtual Learning Environment (Fronter) provides access to lesson resources in class and from home. It enhances the teaching and learning experience and promotes personalised and collaborative learning.
Learning Resources Centre
An extremely well stocked Learning Resources Centre of over 15,000 books, periodicals and newspapers staffed by a full time professional Learning Resources Manager offering seating for nearly 100 students. At our last Ofsted the report noted that: “In particular, the Learning Resources Centre is a valuable learning resource that supports the curriculum and students’ learning very well”
A Music Suite comprising two large performance rooms and four rehearsal rooms with a wide range of musical instruments
Our caterers, Chartwells, offer students and staff a varied choice of diet. The meals they provide are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises. Students are able to purchase their lunch in the school dining hall or in the ‘grab and go’ area, in either of the two breaks, using the ‘cashless’ catering system. Click here to know about catering at Hatch End High School
Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA)
Our ‘state of the art’ Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) provides an excellent asset for our PE department. The MUGA is designed for playing 5 a side football and hockey and is used for extracurricular clubs and at break-times.
The MUGA is also available for hire by groups, after school and during the holidays.