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Universities, colleges and employers are interested in ‘rounded’ students with the initiative and personal skills to face the modern world. With this in mind, we offer you a range of opportunities and enrichment activities throughout your time at West Hatch, for example:

Work Placements & Work Shadowing

Peer Mentoring

Year 12 students are expected to undertake a short period of work shadowing to enhance their applications to university and employers

Opportunity through training to work with lower school pupils in resolving issues and conflicts

Young Enterprise Scheme

Debating Society

The chance to run your own company

Students are welcome to join to discover how to put forward an argument and listen to alternative viewpoints


National Citizen Service

Football, Rugby and Netball trials are held for students to try.  Other weekly sessions are available, with a variety of activities including use of Multigym etc

The opportunity to undertake voluntary work with the NCS which is widely admired by Employers and Universities

Community Service

Maths and Literacy Mentoring

Leading into Prefect Status, with leadership and responsibility

Younger pupils are offered help with mathematical and reading skills – helping to build their confidence

Trips and Visits

Music, Art, Drama and Dance

Including access to a wide range of outside speakers

A whole range of opportunities, for musicians, dancers, artists, singers, actors and set builders

The Sixth Form Student Leadership Team


Students are invited to serve on the Sixth Form Council, enabling them to discuss school matters, both academic and social with senior members of staff.


"Being part of the school productions gives you a chance to meet and work with some brilliant and amazing people who are a pleasure to work with."

Year 12 Student