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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

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Leading into Prefect Status, with leadership and responsibility

Opportunity to get involved, leading to expeditions, skill development and service to the community

Trips and Visits

KS5 Stretch and Challenge English

Including access to a wide range of outside speakers


 The Sixth Form Student Leadership Team

 Maths and Literacy Mentoring

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

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


Music, Art, Drama and Dance


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

"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