Singer-songwriter to perform in Trafalgar Square

Singer-songwriter Tyler Rix, who has close ties with West Hatch High School, is to perform at the Mayor of London’s St George’s Day Celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Saturday (April 20).

The 20-year-old has worked closely with West Hatch pupils, performing on a number of occasions and presenting the prizes at the lower school awards ceremony.

Tyler was signed to West Ham Football Academy at the age of seven and later won the Schoolboys’ FA National Cup with Dame Alice Owen’s School. He also represented his district and county in the sport.

A gifted saxophonist, Tyler studied music on Saturdays at the Junior Guildhall School of Music from the age of ten and in 2009 released a number one selling classical saxophone album , ‘Ascent’, with Universal Classics and Jazz Records.

After performing 44 gigs through the Olympic Park and Hyde Park last summer, Tyler started writing his own songs and is now working with producers from record labels such as Sony BMG and Decca Records on his debut album as a singer songwriter.

He has recorded with the likes of Ed Sheeran’s producers.

Tyler will be performing a mix of covers and originals with his band at about 4pm


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Tyler Rix performing at the BT London Live Festival in Hyde Park

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West Hatch High School’s Under-16s basketball team win county cup

West Hatch High School’s Under-16s basketball team have won the Essex County Basketball Cup after a resounding victory on Wednesday.

The team had gone unbeaten throughout the competition recording their eighth straight win when they beat Shenfield School 78-52 in Southend.

PE teacher Casca Hoy said: “This is a fantastic achievement from the team. The dedication to training and the desire to win has paid off with a great performance from the entire squad on the evening."

The trophy-winning West Hatch squad members are Bradley Copper, Tito Falase, Nathan Bramwell, Akwasi Yeboah, Michael Rugeley, Junior Milla, Deandre Daley, Antoine Milla, Ollie Black, Rahim El-Tarak, Stefanos Ladoukakis and Chad Harris.

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West Hatch High School’s AS Band performs at Youth Music Festival

West Hatch High School’s AS Band performed their second gig in as many weeks on Saturday 16th March when they appeared at Loughton Methodist Church as part of the Loughton Youth Music Festival.

Performing alongside students from Davenant, Trinity and Epping Forest College, in a programme containing music by Mozart, Sondheim and Rachmaninov, the band treated the audience to their take on two tracks by Marvin Gaye and Maroon 5.

West Hatch music teacher Mauro Sheehan said: “The school proudly supports this yearly event. This is the first time in its nine year history that a band has performed, and the students wowed the audience with their slick delivery. And, it was nice for me to get a night off accompanying duties!”

The event was attended by Krystyna Budzynska, the Associate Director of the junior department of the Royal Academy, who commended the band on their performance, and the school for continuing to provide performances of excellence.


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Sporting Fixtures

Wednesday 25 June

Harlow School Track and Field at Passmores


Friday 27 June

West Essex Cricket Festival @ Loughton Cricket Club for Sports Leaders 12-3pm



World Book Day at West Hatch

Wanting to do something different for World Book Day 2013 we decided to hold our first ever Drop Everything And Read. For 20 minutes during Period 1  the whole school, all students and staff, did just that. It was so quiet and peaceful.

As in previous years students received WBD vouchers which they exchanged for the specially published WBD books in school , and many were able to take part in the library quizzes and share their favourite reading experiences throughout the day.







Year 9 Option Evening Presentation

The Pathway talks for this evening, 14th March, have been placed on the website for those of you unable to attend the evening. 


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Yellow Pathway

Green Pathway

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Former West Hatch High School student set for rugby cup final at Twickenham

A former West Hatch High School student tipped for international rugby success has helped his new school reach a cup final at Twickenham, the home of English rugby.

Matthew Lumb, 15, from Buckhurst Hill, left the High Road school last year after being offered a rugby scholarship to Felsted School.

Full-back Matthew scored two tries, in the 23rd and 65th minute, as his Under-15 Felsted team sealed a 17-12 victory over Emanuel School, from Wandsworth, London, in the semi-final of the Daily Mail RBS Under-15 Schools Vase having found themselves 12-0 down in the first half.

Felsted will now face Royal Latin School, from Buckingham, in the final on Saturday, March 23 (11am).

Ray Flowers, West Hatch High School’s Head of Boys PE and the school’s rugby co-ordinator, said: “Having not played rugby until he started in Year 7, Matthew has become a star for the future as a potential professional and even international rugby player.”

And there was a double reason for West Hatch to celebrate the achievement of a former pupil with the school having been given 50 free tickets for the final.


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Matthew Lumb pictured on his last day at West Hatch with Head of Boys PE and West Hatch rugby co-ordinator Ray Flowers and a rugby ball signed by his West Hatch team mates and his number 12 shirt from the Essex Rugby Cup winning side of last season.

The team decided to retire the shirt "as no-one but Matthew could ever truly fill the shirt again", Mr Flowers said.

Charity event is West Hatch High School students’ first public gig

Musicians at West Hatch High School have given their first public performance at an event which raised over £1,400 for three local charities.

The school’s AS Group – Camara Fearon, Natasha Petrou and Evie Sureshkumar (vocals), Christian De Gallerie (piano), Jack Earl (guitar) and Sam Langton (drums) – were among the performers at the Rotary Youth Makes Music event held at Chigwell School.

West Hatch High School music teacher Mauro Sheehan said: “They performed two of their own arrangements. It was their first gig together outside school, and they performed really well to appreciative applause.”

The money raised will be divided equally between Chigwell Riding Trust, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and the Rotary Foundation (Rotary’s International charity).


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(left to right) West Hatch High School’s AS Group musicians Christian De-Gallerie, Camara Fearon, Jack Earl, Natasha Petrou, Sam Langton and Evie Sureshkumar


Article published on 12 March 2013

Pupil Wins Gold at International Karate Championship

Both Jacob Watts (7AD) & James Scollan (8CH) travelled to Malta this weekend for the Malta Open International Karate Championship 2013 where Jacob was successful and won gold in both Kata and Fighting categories. Jacob and James are part of a successful group of West Hatch students that also includes Sebastian Weller (7AD),  who have already claimed European Team bronze late last year in Romania.

All three will be hoping to travel to the World Championships in Italy in October to compete for Karate England and hopefully bring back some more gold medals.


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Jacob Watts and his 2 Winners Trophies


Article published 11th March 2013

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