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Enrichment Overview

Inspirational teaching and learning in the classroom ensures 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 the Russell Group 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 many visits to centres like PGL. The challenges and experiences students face are invaluable markers for future life — building selfconfidence, a spirit of adventure and teamwork. The Duke of Edinburgh programme is an international award in which many of our students across the year groups participate to achieve their Awards.

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

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

NO EDUCATION CAN BE COMPLETE; INDEED NO PROGRAMME OF EDUCATION CAN EVEN BEGIN, WITHOUT MAKING THE ARTS AND CREATIVITY CENTRAL TO A CHILD’S LIFE. - DFE

 

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.

Tweets

  • Jul 2022 Congratulations to Y13 student Leonita Metaj, who gave an astounding speech surrounding the importance of rebuilding relationships between young people & police. The full speech can be viewed here: Read more Read more from Leonita here: Read more Read more
  • Jul 2022 Hatch End High School Anti-Bullying Network have organised an exciting array of events for our Mental Health Focus Week next week. All proceeds will be donated to and . Read more
  • Jun 2022 Year 10 Food & Nutrition students have been expanding their pastry skills by making scrumptious fruit tarts. Students had to make Pâte sucrée (sweet pastry with Crème Pâtissière) and practice their knife skills to produce their tarts. What a fantastic job they all did! 🍰 Read more
  • Jun 2022 Our SEND Department recently received a grant from The Sheila Coates Foundation for new equipment for our Sensory Room - a therapeutic space where neurodivergent students can relax and self-regulate. Read more here: Read more Read more
  • Jun 2022 Last week, three representatives from two different companies, came into Hatch End High School to talk to our Y7 & Y8 students about their own career paths, as well as the careers opportunities available at the organisations they work at. Read more here: Read more Read more