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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

A warm welcome. I am the Principal here at Haberdashers’ Hatcham College.

Young people face a number of challenges in the world today, now more so than ever. Here at Hatcham College, we want to support each pupil in navigating their way to live a happy and successful life, at the College and beyond. We drive our young people to achieve the best academic qualifications they can whilst finding out who they are, what they stand for and what they have to offer. 

Our College culture and ethos is a special one. It really is. Our talented and committed staff play a pivotal role in enabling our young people to become those who develop connections, consideration for others, cultural appreciation, confidence and character. We are very proud to be a diverse and inclusive community and we want every child, young person and member of our staff; regardless of where they are from and who they, to thrive and believe that they can and will achieve great things.

Our students' journey from Years 7 to 13 has taken and continues to take many of our students to Russell Group, Oxbridge Universities and/or on Competitive Apprenticeship Programmes. Our Sixth Form students are career aware, hard-working, resilient, innovative, creative and passionate about their subjects. All of them regularly go above and beyond in their studies and their final destinations are a testament to the successful collaboration not only between the students, teachers, staff and families that we work with but also with the Haberdashers’ Company.

As parents and carers, we value your contributions and I welcome an open dialogue with you. Our provision for wellbeing and pastoral care plays a pivotal role in how we support teaching and learning. Staff and I wish to see our students be the best version of themselves wherever their talents and interests may take them. Our recent musical auditions involved over 100 children from across the College. As a Music Specialist College, we also pride ourselves on opening doors for sport, drama, languages and computing. I believe that our students will in time influence and shape progress in economic, scientific, environmental, spiritual, artistic and digital advances in our own country and around the world in years to come. 

We wish to see all of our students flourish and hope that they build fulfilling and happy memories of their time at Hatcham College that will remain with them forever. 


Seema Solani | Principal         

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