Future Choices

90% of our Year 13 students secured their chosen university place and destinations are “significantly above national average” according to the DfE

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Government guidance on Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from the First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees of Session 2016–17 published on 5 July 2016, identifies eight benchmarks of good careers guidance from research undertaken by The Gatsby Foundation.

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What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship enables anyone aged 16 and over to learn a profession by learning knowledge and skills in the classroom and gaining practical experience at work. Apprenticeships range from Accounting, Computing, Engineering to Service, Childcare and Sport.

Earn while you learn:  Apprentices get the best of both worlds, studying and earning at the same time.

Get the qualifications you need: Apprenticeships are highly focused on developing and achieving the skills, experience and qualifications employers want.

Do a real job: Apprentices get paid holidays and other benefits such as pension contributions. They will work alongside full-time members of staff so an apprentice gets a sense of what the job will be like once they have finished their training.

Practical experience: At the end of an apprenticeship the trainee will not only be qualified to work in the trade but  will also have the understanding of their role and their industry which you can’t read in a book.

Find out about apprenticeships here.

Find an apprenticeship for you here.

Higher Apprenticeships

Anyone who has achieved 5 good GCSES (grades 9-5) and good post-16 results at Level 3 (A levels, BTEC Nationals, Advanced Apprenticeship, etc.) might be interested in looking into a Higher Apprenticeship as an alternative to university.

A Higher Apprenticeship is similar to other Apprenticeships; it gives the young person the chance to build up practical work experience while progressing academically up to a higher education level, all whilst being paid a decent salary.

All Higher Apprenticeships offer existing apprentices, employees and school/college leavers a different route to traditional university study. Find out more here.

Degree apprenticeships combine full-time paid work and part time unversity study. You earn, you learn, you get a degree and have no student debt! Find out more about degree apprenticeships here.

To register an interest and get notification of apprenticeships in the local area visit: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Apply for an apprenticeship here.


Parents' guide to apprenticeships

The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships



  • Jul 2024 Has your child outgrown their knee length A-line skirt this year? If so, please would you be willing to donate it to the HEHS uniform store? If so, please pass the skirts to Ms Dunford in T9 before the end of term. pic.twitter.com/lwXBg3qkkN
  • Jul 2024 Many congratulations to the winners of the Young Writers Competition whose stories have been published. Their work is on display in the library for all to enjoy. pic.twitter.com/Bmycwa1HKH
  • Jul 2024 Last week, our Year 8s had a talk from representatives from , & . They spoke about their own individual career paths, as well as the careers opportunities available at the organisations they work at, including apprenticeships. pic.twitter.com/2CV17C8AsU
  • Jul 2024 A group of Year 9 students enjoyed a Post-CAP5 Rewards Trip to the . The students had a great time exploring and taking part in the interactive sessions. They particularly enjoyed finding out about the brain and how it works. pic.twitter.com/Y7LPrr4A0g
  • Jul 2024 We are looking to appoint a Cover Supervisor who will take responsibility for delivering cover lessons for absent colleagues. This post is ideal for graduates thinking of entering the teaching profession. For details - Read more. Closing date - 9am, Mon 15 July. pic.twitter.com/6gsRAiAnJL
  • Jul 2024 Our Year 12s enjoyed a fantastic rewards trip last week in the sunshine exploring the heart of London including admiring the amazing views from the London Eye. Students loved the opportunity to enjoy and learn more about their city. pic.twitter.com/GIgPlYB8OB
  • Jul 2024 We look forward to welcoming prospective parents & students to our Autumn Term Open Events. Our Open Evening will take place on Tues 24th September, 5.30-8pm & our Open Mornings on Thurs 26th & Fri 27th September, 9.15-10.30am. Please book via our website Read more pic.twitter.com/2hnV3VGPTW
  • Jul 2024 We are delighted to share the June edition of our newsletter, Hatch End Highlights. As you can see, we have had an action-packed month with many activities both within and outside of our curriculum. We hope you enjoy reading all about it. Read more
  • Jun 2024 Earlier this month, the Hatch End Choir were invited by Harrow Music Service to perform in their ‘Songfest’ concert as a guest choir. This was a fantastic opportunity for the choir to perform and showcase their hard work. pic.twitter.com/uwVgWPiBVH
  • Jun 2024 Step Up Expo brings together a unique mix of schools, colleges, universities and employers, giving London teenagers access to a whole spectrum of education, training and career choices. See more here: STEP-UP EXPO - Inspiring Teen Choices, 28-29 June (Read more) pic.twitter.com/SKsGXwGrZn
  • Jun 2024 We were lucky enough to have a visit from ‘The Mozartists’ earlier this month. They delivered a singing and stagecraft workshop to 30 Year 7s. Students were able to create their own lyrics to a song and compose their own rhythmic pattern. pic.twitter.com/BtwJmepG3e
  • Jun 2024 With the help of Mr Foxe, our gardening club has been able to put together a green house. This was made from recycled old wood and left over water pipes to store equipment and plants. What an amazing achievement! pic.twitter.com/zIIjOrBpzA