We believe that successful schools do not exist in a vacuum but rather look outwards to work alongside, other schools both primary and secondary in the local Harrow area and beyond.
To ensure our young people flourish, the partnerships that we develop on behalf of our students is integral to our success. Our partnerships are far reaching as we continue to play an important part in our local community and reaching out into the wider world with national, international and global organisations. These strong collaborative partnerships enrich our curriculum offer and provide students with unique opportunities, which support and enhance their learning including trips, motivational speakers, visits and mentoring. Above all, the partnership activities broaden our students’ horizons, taking their learning beyond the classroom and providing a unique insight.
We have actively developed strong partnerships with some very prestigious institutions, including Cambridge University, UCL, Paediatric Department at Northwick Park Hospital and the British Paediatric Association, Teach First, Chicken Shed Inclusive Theatre Company and Cern, Switzerland.
Find out more about the richness and diversity of our offer by following the links below:
Our transition work with many local feeder schools is recognised as outstanding and we pride ourselves on ensuring a smooth but exciting induction programme between the primary and secondary phases of education.
We run an extensive variety of curriculum and other enriching activities from challenging and interactive Science days in our bespoke state of the art laboratories to creative arts sessions in our first class performance studios and Great Hall, the largest in the borough of Harrow.
Primary schools regularly request our expertise in the delivery of Numeracy and Literacy sessions, designed to supplement and complement the KS2 Schemes of Learning and to set a whole range of challenges for children including leadership skills, building confidence and esteem and encouraging them to aim high at all times.
Click below for recent examples within individual Harrow and Hertfordshire primary schools.
We play an integral part in our local community where we regularly host a wide range of large scale events such as the Harrow Dance Showcase, Harrow Music Festivals and Christmas Parties for the older generation. We actively seek to support local, national and global charities – raising money and highlighting key issues through assemblies and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE). In addition, we seek to build active working partnerships. Recent examples include:
HOPES Project – a working partnership with the Paediatric Department at Northwick Park Hospital where a paediatric registrar, Dr Poblete, visits the school termly to support lessons across the curriculum. We have arranged that paediatric registrars training at the hospital all have to offer sessions to our students as part of their training – helping them to learn how to communicate with adolescents. Two groups visit every term. Registrars work in partnership with the school to identify key areas to target – subjects covered have included – HIV/AIDS, living with and managing Cancer, how to save a life, health and hygiene. The sessions have supported students in Science, Psychology and Health and Social Care, and are very popular.
Local Care Home Connections
Prior to Covid, Hatch End High School would invite up to 100 Senior Citizens to join us from local residential homes and the local community for a Christmas Party and singalong. The Covid-19 pandemic meant a change of direction - if the Seniors could not come to us, it meant we reached out to them. We set up a link with Kent House Residential Care Home in Harrow and wrote to the staff and residents all through the Lockdowns. Performances and workshops have continued but at 'outside' settings at the care homes. Students also painted a range of artwork to mark festivals, which they displayed around the home and we sang carols outside. We also continue to design, make and produce individualised Christmas Cards for the residents of Kent House and Rowanweald Homes, and supply hampers during the holidays.
The Harrow Collegiate
Hatch End High School plays an active role in the effective collaboration that exists amongst high schools in Harrow. The schools worked together to establish sixth form provision, and to admit Year 7 for the first time in 2010. Local high schools have also collaborated to take advantage of freedoms offered to establish new schools, initially opening The Jubilee Academy in 2013 as an alternative provision high school to improve outcomes for students who were not fulfilling their potential in mainstream schools. The schools are also responsible for establishing Pinner High School, which opened in September 2016, and for Harrow View Primary School, which is due to open as part of the redevelopment of the Kodak site. Hatch End High School is a member of the Academy Trusts responsible for Jubilee, Pinner High and Harrow View.
Hatch End High School has worked successfully in partnership with the Harrow Sixth Form Collegiate over the past decade to deliver an outstandingly wide choice of academic and vocational courses. The collegiate incorporates the Community Schools and Academies’ Sixth Form Provision as well as the local colleges. A common timetable enables students to choose subjects on offer in more than one institution and staff have worked collaboratively to plan detailed schemes of work and develop high quality resources. We have also used our combined purchasing power to facilitate additional preparation sessions for our students, for example weekend workshops for Year 12 students who are about to undertake the BMAT (Medical School Admission Test) and visits from Accounting firms such as Deliotte who have promoted apprenticeship and non-degree entry routes into accounting as a career.
Hatch End High School has also worked successfully in partnership with Higher Education to deliver excellent opportunities for our students. Students applying to the most competitive institutions have benefited from face-to-face and e-mentoring from existing undergraduates including some of our own Alumni. We have also supported students in attending programmes which encourage application to the most competitive courses and institutions, for example the Pathways to Law Programme with Kings College London and the LSE Choice Programme which offers students a week long residential experience of like at the LSE and then a series of trips and weekend workshops; one of our staff has been involved with the LSE in the planning and delivery of the Choice programme. Additionally, our extra-curricular provision has been strengthened by two alumni from University College London who have been offering a ‘Formula One in schools’ enrichment activity.
National and International Organisations
Hatch End High School has a fantastic range of links with both national and international organisations which enrich our students' learning experience and other vital life skills.
- Aston Business School
- British Paediatric Association
- Chicken Shed
- Northwick Park Hospital
- Cambridge University
We work with the Lemy School in Harrow, who organise international visits for students from all over the world in partnership to offer visits from international students, giving them an opportunity to experience a British School. In return, the visits are a superb opportunity for our students from other countries and share experiences.
Another example includes a school from Munster in Germany who bring a group of between 80 and a 100 students every Spring to visit the school. They spend an hour looking round the school to understand how a British School works and then have an hour of direct conversation work with our students in a session booked in the Great Hall. We always conclude each session with a group photo, to mark the partnership and publish the visits in our respective newsletters. This is a great opportunity for our students studying German to try out their language skills.
- CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research
Our annual expedition to CERN in Switzerland to see the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator—the Hadron Collider—is just one of the Science highlights of the year.
To have the opportunity to see what you read about in text books brought to life is truly amazing and helps me understand the importance of what we learned. It really brought home to me the international scale of the whole operation and has prepared me well for further studies.
Harrow Collegiate Alliance
We are proud to be a very active Strategic Partner of the Harrow Collegiate Alliance.
Formed in 2014 the Harrow Collegiate Alliance has grown in strength and now has over 25 member schools across 4 London Boroughs.
The Alliance has a strong portfolio of Professional Development that is delivered by Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders and teachers from across the Alliance with external specialist input for some programmes. A comprehensive programme addresses professional learning needs of all members of the school workforce with programmes for teaching assistants, aspiring teachers and support staff. Another comprehensive pedagogy programme is complemented by a suite of leadership programmes from ‘First Steps into Middle Leadership’ through to the ‘Aspiring Headship Programme’. Additional programmes are on offer in coaching and mentoring and secondments between schools are available and middle and senior leadership level. A growing Research and Development focus and a School Based Masters Degree Programme, in collaboration with St Marys University, ensure that our professional learning programme is grounded in an evidence base which is used to inform practice; with teachers across the schools increasingly becoming research engaged as they participate in small scale teacher enquiry projects. The Alliance also offers the revised suite of NPQ qualifications for Middle and Senior leaders through it's partnership with the Teach West London Teaching School Hub.
Hatch End High School has a long history of working in partnership with The Institute of Education and other Higher Education Institutions, such as Brunel University and Hertfordshire University, to deliver outstanding Initial Teacher Training programmes. We currently recruit candidates wishing to achieve Qualified Teacher Status via the nationally acclaimed Teach First programme and we have now supported two cohorts of School Direct recruits to attain Qualified Teacher Status. Both are school-based programmes of teacher training which enable us to work collaboratively with Training Institutions and our partner schools to train teachers and future school leaders; ensuring that the training fits with our school ethos and equips participants to meet the needs of our students.
For more information about our training programmes please click here.
As detailed in full in our Safeguarding area, we work extensively with other agencies to ensure our young people feel safe and are free from harm at all times.