Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College is the Lead School in the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation which aims to deliver a balanced and challenging curriculum throughout ensuring accessibility to all. Hatcham College is a specialist Music and ICT academy, educating children from Nursery to Sixth Form through the use of excellent, innovative, personalised learning and specialised teaching.
Exceptional support is provided to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential. Haberdashers’ Aske’s tradition is an integral part of every pupil’s lifelong learning at Hatcham College. Pupils enjoy their time at the College and this is reflected in behaviour and attitude towards their learning and to the community as a whole.
In September 2008 Hatcham College became an all through academy, the benefits of which are boundless. Curriculum experiences have continuity and integration from ages 3 to 18. All Primary phase children have an automatic right of entry to the Secondary phase so transition is seamless between Years 6 and 7 as well as progression through the other key stages. Primary and Secondary teachers work together and share expertise allowing opportunities for sharing resources, learning from each other and pupil and teacher exchange. Pupils in the Primary phase follow the National Curriculum and have access to the Secondary phase specialist provision in such things as Music, PE, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Technology. Emphasis is given to providing a safe and supportive experience that encourages high achievement and personal growth.
Sixth Formers help with mentoring and activities. A House system promotes a sense of belonging and participation. The music specialism at Hatcham College develops excellence and provides for the highest level of attainment for pupils showing aptitude in this specialist area but it also provides the impetus for excellence across the whole curriculum.
The Primary phase as well as the Sixth Form is fully co-educational. However classes in the Secondary phase are largely single sex in Years 7 to 11 within a co-educational campus. Boys and girls are together in all other aspects of College life: plays, concerts, trips and enrichment activities.
Hatcham College is hugely popular with parents and children and brings stability and self esteem to all involved. For the past decade Hatcham College has been oversubscribed by 12:1.
Location: Haberdashers' Aske's Federation,Pepys Road,London, SE14 5SF