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About Hatcham College

Haberdashers' Hatcham College is a state secondary school with academy status located in New Cross. Part of the Haberdashers’ Academies Trust South, Hatcham College belongs to a family of four secondary and five primary schools in central and south east London – each bringing a Haberdashers' education to the communities we serve.


We are partnered with two local primary schools - Haberdashers' Hatcham Primary and Haberdashers' Hatcham Free School. Together, we form the Hatcham College cluster ad have many children and families joining us at age 3 and leaving us at 18. 


All primary-phase children have an automatic right of entry to the Secondary phase (applications are still required), so transition is seamless between Years 6 and 7 as well as progression through the other key stages. Hatcham College specialises in Music and offers music places each year for those who have a real aptitude and passion for music. Music scholars make up to 10% of each year cohort. 


Hatcham College has a long and proud history dating back to the late 1800s. Originally the school’s two sites on Pepys Road and Jerningham were used as separate boys’ and girls’ schools.  Today, we offer a co-educational experience. 

Site and Facilities 

Jerningham Road site: Key Stage 3 – Years 7–9 

Pepys Road site: Key Stage 4 & 5 – Years 10-13 

Nunhead Playing Fields: Our third site offers excellent sports facilities and huge playing fields. 

Diverse Student Body 

We are a truly diverse school of over 1300 students that celebrates a wide range of backgrounds, heritages, religions, languages, ethnic groups and social-economic circumstances. The majority of our students live in the Borough of Lewisham and for the past decade Hatcham College has been oversubscribed by 12:1. 


We have a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 3 with a very broad range of pathways and options at KS4 & 5. Modern Foreign Language options include: 

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Latin


Sixth Form Progression 

Well over three quarters of the students in the Sixth Form move onto higher education. Students routinely gain places At Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. 


The Haberdashers' Advantage 

Our primary benefactor, the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, brings great benefits to our students. The opportunities to develop their teamwork, networking, interpersonal, interpersonal and leadership skills are vast and include: 

  • Access to a full-time careers advisor 
  • Careers workshops
  • Dragons' Den style competitions 
  • Networking dinners
  • Master classes 
  • The Company offers approximately 15 financial scholarships to our students after they leave the College supporting their dreams and ambitions 


Contacting Us 



Contact Details

Executive Principal: Katie Scott
Vice Principals: Rachael Cadman (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  Mark Kemp (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Dave Webb


Moses Arthur

Business Manager:


Assistant Principals: Sophie Pia (Teaching, Learning & Assessment)
John Deane (Raising Standards Lead)
Hannah Kennedy (Sixth Form)
Tom Pritchard (Key Stage 3)
Anieka Caynes (Key Stage 4)
Associate Assistant Principals: Dan Crowley (Sixth Form, Head of Year 13, Head of Social Sciences)
  Jenetta Hurst (Professional Learning $ Head of Year 7)
Extended Hatcham Leadership Team: Emily Brickell (Director of SEND and Inclusion)
Robert Stott - Curriculum Director of English

Tamara Sherer – Head of Mathematics

Rob Benson - Head of Science

Jason Taing - Acting Head of  Music

Sam Ryan – Head of Modern Foreign Languages


Jacqui Bowens - Head of Art & Design


Andy Waddingham - Director of Sport


Estelle Cooch - Head of Humanities & Head of History

Heads of Years:

Jenetta Hurst - Head of Year 7

Jordan Rowling - Head of Year 8

Eleanor Pells - Head of Year 9

Alex Sampson - Head of Year 10
  Geert Schless - Head of Year 11
  Catherine Hamilton / Ayo Opara - Head of Year 12
  Dan Crowley - Head of Year 13 
Sixth Form Student Leadership Team: Isabella Badekale - Head Girl
  Gregory Hamvas Hummerich - Head Boy
  Sarah Quee - Deputy Head Girl & Diversity Lead
  Quentin Trung - Deputy Head Boy & Academic Mentoring Lead
  Rachael Baiyewu - Assistant Head Girl & Afro Caribbean Society Lead
  Esther Belton - Assistant Head Girl & Student Recruitment Lead
  Nia Onifade - Assistant Head Girl & Sport Lead
  Rhoda Taylor-Camara -  Assistant Head Girl & Feminist Society Lead
  Yaseen Abdin - Assistant Head Boy & Student Council Head
  Eoin Gough - Assistant Head Boy & Social Media Lead
  John Jones - Assistant Head Boy & Digital Experience Lead
  Sam Walton - Assistant Head Boy & Recruitment Lead
Telephone: 020 7652 9510
For general enquiries:

Principals PA - k.wheble@habstrustsouth.org.uk

Email: hatchamcollege@habstrustsouth.org.uk

Hatcham College 

Year 7 - 9 (Jerningham Site) 

Jerningham Road, London SE14 5NY 


Hatcham College 

Year 10 - 13 (Pepys Site) 

Pepys Road, London SE14 5SF