Hatch End High School

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Hatch End High School dog
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Type Academy school
Headteacher Sue Maguire
Location Headstone Lane
51°36′22″N 0°21′24″W / 51.60605°N 0.35667°W / 51.60605; -0.35667Coordinates: 51°36′22″N 0°21′24″W / 51.60605°N 0.35667°W / 51.60605; -0.35667
Students 1250
Ages 11–17 (up to 20 for 6th form)
Website www.hatchend.harrow.sch.uk

Hatch End High School is an 11 - 19 co-educational academy school in Harrow, North London. It was originally named Blackwell School.

This is now a dual specialist Arts and Applied Learning High School. It forms part of the highly successful Harrow collegiate Sixth Form. There are 1250 students across years 7 to 11 with ten tutor groups of 25 pupils in each year group at Hatch End High School. In addition, there are 250 students in the Sixth Form.

Notable events[edit]

  • 1948/49 - Blackwell School opened.
  • 1950 - The Main School Building (originally built for 900 pupils)
    • Architect: Cecil Stillman, Middlesex County Council.
    • Builders: W. S. Try Ltd. High Street, Cowley.
    • Consultant Engineers: F. J. Samuely BSc (Eng)
  • 1953 - The Great Hall, was completed on site.
    • Architects: John and Elizabeth Eastwick-Field
    • Builders: The Anglo-Scottish Construction Company Ltd
    • Consultant Engineers: F. J. Samuely and Partners Ltd
  • 1974 (September) - Comprehensive Education was introduced in Harrow. Blackwell was reborn as Hatch End High School.[1]
  • 1995 - Hatch End's grounds were used to film the TV series The Demon Headmaster.
  • 2004 - Round House (drama centre) opened.
  • 2006 - Hatch End Sixth Form opened.
  • 2010 - Hatch End Sixth Form opened a new modern building, opened by Garath Thomas (local MP).
    • Architects: Aedas Architects[2]
  • 2011 - Hatch End High school gained academy status.
  • 2013 - M.U.G.A. opened (floodlit AstroTurf).
  • 2014 - Hatch End Radio room opened and allowed students to host a radio station during 35 minute breaks. The show originally won a world record by teachers Chris Firth and Richard Parker.


  • 12 science laboratories
  • 11 fully equipped networked computer rooms with Internet / wireless throughout
  • 4 art studios (including specialist ceramics, photography and ICT facilities)
  • 3 food technology rooms
  • 1 textiles room
  • 4 design & technology workshops
  • Careers room
  • Library and Learning Resources Centre (with Internet links)
  • Great Hall, with excellent stage facilities and seating for 600
  • Fully equipped performing arts theatre
  • Dedicated rooms for music, including music technology, dance and drama
  • girls' and boys' gymnasia
  • Tennis, netball, and basketball courts
  • Playing and practice fields
  • In addition the school uses the Roger Bannister Sports Centre
  • School minibus

Notable alumni[edit]



  1. ^ "Blackwell, History, 1948-74". Myweb.tiscali.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Harrow Council Homepage". Harrow.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  3. ^ "The Official Site". Philip Glenister. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 

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