Hatch End High School

Hatch End High School
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Headstone Lane


Coordinates51°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
TypeAcademy school
Head teacherSue Maguire
Colour(s)Black and Red

Hatch End High School is an 11 - 18 co-educational academy school in Harrow, North London. It was originally named Blackwell School.

The examination results at GCSE and A Level have consistently been in the top 10% of all schools nationally in recent years.

Hatch End High School forms part of the Harrow collegiate Sixth Form. There are 1100 students across Years 7 to 11 and there are over 300 students in the Sixth Form.

Notable alumni[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 was established.
  • 2010 - Hatch End Sixth Form, a new modern building, was opened by Gareth Thomas (local MP).
  • 2011 - Hatch End High school gained academy status.
  • 2013 - M.U.G.A. opened (floodlit AstroTurf).
  • 2014 - Hatch End Radio Studio opened and allowed students to host a radio station during 35 minute breaks. The show originally won a world record 'Longest Marathon Radio Show (Team)', by staff members Chris Firth and Richard Parker, the show lasted 74 hours.
  • 2015, 2016 - Top 10% of all schools nationally for GCSE and A Level results.
  • 2017 - Refurbishment completed of the school's 600 seater performance venue the 'Great Hall'.
  • 2018.2019 - Over 50% of all GCSE grades were the strong pass – 9-5 and a fifth with the very highest grades 9-7.
  • 2019 - Hatch End High School opened their new school building.


  1. ^ "Blackwell, History, 1948-74". Myweb.tiscali.co.uk. Retrieved 6 March 2012.

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