A warm welcome from myself and all the students and staff at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College. The Federation vision is one where all students are inspired to reach their full potential, regardless of ability or background, where aspirations and achievements are constantly raised through the highest quality academic, personal and vocational teaching and guidance, and where the students and staff at all three academies benefit from each other’s strengths.
Hatcham College is a specialist music and ICT College, educating children from nursery to sixth form through the use of excellent, innovative, personalised learning and specialist teaching. Exceptional support is provided to enable all children to achieve their full potential. Haberdashers’ Aske’s tradition is an integral part of every child’s lifelong learning at Hatcham College. Our young people enjoy their time at the College and this is reflected in behaviour and attitude towards their learning and to the community as a whole. Hatcham College is hugely popular with parents and children and bring stability and self-esteem to all involved.
Hatcham College provides a safe, rigorous and challenging learning environment for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to develop as well adjusted young adults. Our expectations are extremely high in terms of pupil achievement, behaviour and uniform and we insist that pupils behave respectfully toward others and their environment.
In total Hatcham College has over 2000 students in our 3 – 18 all through school. We are one of the most oversubscribed schools in the country, with a ratio of 12:1 applications for the past decade.
We offer the full national curriculum as well as specialising in Music and ICT. This specialism alongside our strong Arts and Humanities departments led us to achieve the Gold Arts Marks Award. Science, Mathematics and Technology continue to be major strengths at the College. All students and staff are involved in our extensive enrichment programme which forms an integral part of our curriculum with sessions taking place weekly. We expect all students to stay on in education to the age of 18 and we hope they will stay with the College, provided we have an appropriate course on offer. The majority of our students then progress into Higher and Further education.
As Principal I aim to work in partnership with our parents to ensure our students achieve their very best. We want our leavers to be independent, creative, knowledgeable, responsible and proud of whatever they do in the future.
I hope you find all of the information you need, but should you require more please do not hesitate to contact the College reception on 020 7652 9500.