Hatch End High School
|Ages||11–17 (up to 20 for 6th form)|
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Loick Essien (singer)
- Philip Glenister (actor)
- Robert Glenister (actor)
- Kristian Leontiou (singer)
- Paul Rose (Screenwriter and journalist)
- Melissa Suffield (actress)
- Gareth Thomas (English politician)
- Robert Graeme Galbraith - art teacher (artist and poet)
- Mary James - teacher
- Clive Ricks - Deputy Head of Hatch End High (English cricketer)