West Hatch High School have just held their annual Year 7 School Open Evening for hundreds of prospective students and families.

The event included a tour of the school’s facilities to see displays and exhibitions in all departments with staff and students on hand to answer questions. Visitors were also able to view plans for the new buildings which will accommodate additional students from next September.
West Hatch High School open day

Headtecher Daniel Leonard, who has recently taken over the running of the school gave a talk to packed audiences in the school hall. Pupils from all years of the school also took to the stage to talk to the crowd, these were; Head Girl Gemma Peckham and Head Boy Kane Philips, Reme Grazette from year 11, Joshua Martin in year 10, Talia Panayi from year 9, Ethan Haywood from year 8 and year 7 students Jack Clark-Ellen and Alexandra White.

West Hatch High School Open Evening
Mr Leonard said: “Our School Open Evening gives us an opportunity to open our doors and allow parents to get a sense of what it feels like to be a student at West Hatch. We were absolutely delighted to see the unprecedented number of families join us for the evening and are grateful that so many are considering our school for their children.”

Mr Leonard added: “Our students are our greatest selling point and I was so proud to receive so many wonderful comments about how helpful and articulate they all were. It is an extremely exciting time for West Hatch with outstanding results this year at GCSE and A-Level as well as the planned expansion meaning we will be taking an extra 60 pupils into Year 7 next September. We hope this extra capacity will allow more parents the confidence to make our school one of their preferences and join our school community.”

Mr Leonard will be hosting tours throughout the day on Tuesday October 3rd and on Wednesday October 4th.

Anyone interested in visiting the school and seeing it in action should contact the school office to book a place on a tour. For more information, ring the school on 020 8504 8216 or email admin@westhatch.essex.sch.uk

West Hatch High School’s next open day is the Sixth Form open evening on Wednesday, November 9th.


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