Our school is situated in the centre of Hedge End and was built in 1933. Hedge End¬†is a¬†town¬†and¬†civil parish¬†in¬†Hampshire, England. Situated to the east of the¬†City of Southampton, it adjoins the districts of¬†West End¬†and¬†Botley. Hedge End lies within the¬†Borough of Eastleigh¬†and is part of the¬†Southampton Urban Area.
The school is one of the largest and most successful co-educational comprehensives in Hampshire. Our intake is 400 per year group, and there are currently 1900 students on roll.
The school serves a predominantly urban catchment area through Hedge End, West End and Botley. The school is very popular and heavily oversubscribed.
Executive Headteacher Marie-Louise Litton has been in post since September 2007 although has worked at Wildern for 18 years.¬† The Headteacher responsible for day-to-day management is Ceri Oakley. In addition, the leadership team comprises Mark Chance, Deputy Head (Pastoral), Natasha Cowan, Deputy Head (Curriculum) and 5 Assistant Headteachers (Data and Progress, KS3, KS4, Teaching and Learning and ICT systems and communication) and a Director of Finance.
The school is organised into nine curriculum areas (with approximately 140 FTE teaching staff), and the pastoral structure is based on five Year groups.
The School has a number of national awards. These include being a Level 2 Rights Respecting School, the Eco Green Flag Award, Artsmark Platinum, Naace ICT award and 360 Degree e-safety mark.