Enrichment Overview

Inspirational teaching and learning in the classroom ensure our students’ academic success.

Hatch End High School also believes that an outstanding education offers all students an extensive range of extra experiences which will enable them to develop and be truly successful in life. We ensure our young people have full access to the same kinds of opportunities as students in the private sector.

In Years 7 and 8, all students have a timetabled hour where they are able to choose from an enrichment offer which will provide them with new skills and broaden their horizons. They are also actively encouraged to become involved in a wide range of supplementary activities provided before and after school, at break-time and out of school hours. These will include sport and the arts as well as character forming programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh; the Brilliant Club; Debate Mate; Young Enterprise; Maths Challenge and the Arts Award.

Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics enrichment programme is second to none, and students compete in regular challenges as well as making frequent visits to Universities to participate in a wide range of Masterclasses.

The Arts are woven into the very “fabric of the building” at Hatch End High School and brought alive in the main curriculum areas as well as our extensive enrichment provision. The Music Department offers a huge array of opportunities - from individual instrumental lessons to bands, choirs and many, many public concerts.

Learning outdoors is essential to develop resilience and we offer a wide variety of outdoor experiences such as The Duke of Edinburgh programme, an international award in which many of our students across the year groups participate to achieve their Awards. The challenges and experiences students face are invaluable markers for future life, building self-confidence, a spirit of adventure and teamwork. 

An exciting variety of trips, both locally and internationally, take place throughout the whole year, from the History Trip to Berlin, Geography Field Trips UK wide and, of course, our wonderful free museums in London.

How do I find out what activities are on offer?

Our ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES change regularly. We advertise them through:

  • Our daily notice in tutor times
  • Assemblies
  • Posters around the school
  • School Newsletter

We are also developing our use of EduLink in order to communicate these further with parents and students.



Why our young people value the opportunities at HEHS

Performances / Events

Please refer to the Curriculum section of our website for an overview of the whole curriculum.


  • May 2024 Hatch End High School are hiring! 📢For more info, roles available and how to apply, please follow the link: Read more#hatchendhigh pic.twitter.com/vs29GQfgHA
  • May 2024 This , our guide looks at some of the causes of school avoidance and the impact it can have, and provides some helpful tips on how to support children with any challenges they are experiencing 💪 Download >> Read more pic.twitter.com/zupe5RgB4n
  • May 2024 It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 🎉If you’re needing a little support, here’s who to call ☎️ pic.twitter.com/jXW5d8jbcp
  • May 2024 This week, HEHS wished a fond farewell to our Y11 students as they embark on their external examinations. We wish all of our students the very best during their upcoming examinations and all the best for the future.#year11 pic.twitter.com/97wqPLKNGm
  • May 2024 Gear up and get ready to drop into ! 🪲💥 This week, we’re plunging head-first into the popular shooter, Helldivers 2 – exploring the risks posed to younger players and providing some top tips 🎮🛡️ Download here >> Read more pic.twitter.com/1VWZXpQ8rg
  • May 2024 It was wonderful to welcome Pinner High to HEHS last week for our Year 7 and Year 8 Girls' Football Match. Both teams played incredibly well and we were delighted to use our new full size football pitch! ⚽️#football pic.twitter.com/xL9YqkTrrm
  • May 2024 This week, HEHS Y10 students participated in 'Preparing for Success Day', our annual Careers event which helps students to prepare for the working world. A huge thank you to all the external organisations that took part 👏Read more here: Read more#careers pic.twitter.com/upOoIgnGih
  • May 2024 99% of children are now regularly online, making Ofcom’s Media Use and Attitudes Report a must-read for parents, carers and educators 📊📉 This , we’ve got a breakdown of Ofcom’s most eye-catching findings🔍🌐 pic.twitter.com/qH4R1LGSxk
  • Apr 2024 Everyone loves an online deal! 📱🛍 The trouble is, scammers know that too – so they often lurk around online marketplaces, hoping to fleece the unwary. Our guide has tips for staying safe on shopping apps 🛒Download here >> Read more pic.twitter.com/JJuWGB6hdp
  • Apr 2024 A HUGE congratulations to all of our HEHS Sixth Form students who received certificates during their Post Cap Awards Ceremony yesterday evening - a fantastic achievement! 🏆👏#hehs pic.twitter.com/dlTWrDkCll
  • Apr 2024 On the last day of Spring Term, HEHS Sixth Form students had the fantastic opportunity to visit the heart of British Democracy - the Houses of Parliament, House of Commons and the Supreme Court in London.Read more about their visit here: Read more#hehs pic.twitter.com/JLAV5SNssV
  • Apr 2024 A hefty boost of energy during a slump can be a massive help⚡ but drinks loaded with caffeine are far from the best option 💓 This , we're addressing the risks of consuming energy drinks and showcasing healthier alternatives. pic.twitter.com/fAjtJOAFai