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We visited two very different houses – Druries, which dates back to the 1790s and is a maze of charming nooks and crannies, and the ultra-modern Lyon’s, or the Holiday Inn, as a few wags have nicknamed it. ‘It’s the best piece of real estate around here,’ joked one boy, hugely appreciative of its light, airy, five-star rooms. ‘There’s room for us to move around and not cause too much havoc.’ Discipline is clear and firm but the place feels pretty relaxed, with boys knowing exactly where they stand. ‘You are given freedom but if you abuse the freedom you…

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Being a great school is about providing the best possible education - one that creates an appetite for life and develops the talent to live it productively. It is about learning and scholarship, nurtured by exceptional teachers who are leading lights in their chosen fields. It is about combining a breadth of experience through sport, creative and performing arts, CCF and many other character forming activities. It is about providing pastoral care that goes well beyond basic welfare and focuses on developing and maturing the individual, both emotionally and spiritually. And, vitally, it is about preparing young people for life after school at their chosen university and beyond equipping them to become suitably qualified and confident to lead, to serve and to be of good influence. These values underpin everything we do and achieve at Harrow. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Portuguese at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Astronomy at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)





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Head master

Since 2011, Jim Hawkins MA (40s). Educated at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham and read maths at Brasenose College, Oxford (he was a year above David Cameron and knew the PM slightly). Did PGCE at Oxford before first teaching job at Radley – perfect combination of teaching maths and coaching rugby and rowing. Head of maths at Forest School in Walthamstow, then deputy head at Chigwell School. Prior to Harrow he was head of Norwich School for nine years – ‘a fantastic school in a beautiful city.’ Norwich went co-ed during during his headship but there are ‘no plans’ whatsoever to follow suit at Harrow. ‘We are very happy as we are,’ he says firmly.

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Special Education Needs

We offer support for mild dyslexia.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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