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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

Extra-Curricular Clubs Timetable

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

Tweets

  • May 2022 This week, our Y9 students had their final Barclays LifeSkills session. In addition to the finance activities, students were joined by Barclays employees, who spoke about current job roles/career paths. A huge thank you to Barclays LifeSkills and to all students that took part👍 Read more
  • May 2022 Our Year 10 students had the opportunity to participate in a Mock Interview event alongside a variety of working professionals to act as interviewers. We were also delighted to welcome back seven members of previous alumni to the event! Read more here⬇️ Read more Read more
  • May 2022 Y9 student Samuel B recently took part in his first Kumite Karate competition, along with performing a strict and hugely demanding Kata in isolation. Samuel performed excellently, winning his first fight and losing his second - fantastic effort Samuel!🥋 Read more
  • May 2022 Take a look at just a small selection of the fantastic artwork produced by students throughout Hatch End High School for the Young Artists' Summer Show. Well done to all students that took part and good luck! 🤞🎨 Read more
  • May 2022 It's great to be back at to talk about the range of support that's available on the Young Harrow Foundation website as their students approach exam season which can be a stressful time. If you need to find some support head to: Read more Read more