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Head Teacher's Welcome

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school. Hatcham Free School aims to deliver the very best education for all its students.

With high expectations for all, we take into account each student’s individual needs to ensure that they become curious and independent learners and thrive in a fun, stimulating and supportive environment. We are committed to developing learners who are resilient, adaptable, aspirational in their goals and well prepared to be successful citizens of the 21st century.

It has since established itself as an ‘Outstanding’ school’


- Ofsted July 2015

Hatcham Free School opened as a brand new primary school in September 2013, as part of the highly successful Haberdashers’ Academies Trust South. It has since established itself as an ‘Outstanding’ school’ (Ofsted July 2015). Starting a school ‘from scratch’ is both a great privilege and an enormous undertaking. Our purpose built school, established on the very successful Hatcham College Upper School site, provides an excellent place for students to learn and thrive. The school has worked hard during these formative years to establish its ethos and core values, drawing heavily on the values of resilience, independence and mutual respect. This has resulted in a happy place of learning where children are motivated to achieve and where staff are encouraged, supported and developed to continually strive for excellence.

I am incredibly proud to lead the team at Hatcham Free School and believe that the school absolutely belongs to our community of children, staff and parents. As the school continues to develop and grow I am excited at the opportunity to work with you to create an exceptional place of learning for our students.

                                                                             Mr David Welsh

Head of Hatcham Free School