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Harrow High School

Harrow High School
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Harrow High School is located in London Borough of Harrow
Harrow High School
Harrow High School
Harrow High School is located in Greater London
Harrow High School
Harrow High School
Harrow High School is located in England
Harrow High School
Harrow High School
Harrow High School is located in the United Kingdom
Harrow High School
Harrow High School
Gayton Road

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HA1 2JG

England
Coordinates51°34?50?N 0°19?39?W / 51.58053°N 0.32752°W / 51.58053; -0.32752Coordinates: 51°34?50?N 0°19?39?W / 51.58053°N 0.32752°W / 51.58053; -0.32752
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TypeAcademy
Established1911
Department for Education URN137177 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadmasterPaul Gamble
GenderCo-educational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment824
Former pupilsOld Gaytonians
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Harrow High School is a co-educational academy in the London Borough of Harrow. and a specialist Sports College. It was previously called Gayton High School and Harrow County School for Boys. There was an independent school with the same name on a nearby site until the late 1980s.

History

Harrow County School for Boys crest.

The site was formerly the home of Harrow County School for Boys, a grammar school. In 1975, when the London Borough of Harrow adopted a comprehensive system of education, the school became known as Gayton High School: it remained an all-boys school.

Comprehensive

Gayton High School was the last school in Harrow to become comprehensive in September 1975. Later, in 1998, the school became coeducational and changed its name to Harrow High School, a specialist sports college.

The school has gained a number of national awards for the quality of its provision, including the Artsmark Gold award (2003), Sportsmark award (2002), Investors in People (1999) and Careers Education and Guidance award (1996).

Academy

On 1 August 2011, Harrow High School officially gained academy status.

Independent school

The name "Harrow High School" previously belonged to an independent school which, until its closure in the late 1980s, occupied a site across the road from the current school, on Gayton Road.

Old Gaytonians Association (OGA)

The Old Gaytonians Association gained its first two members in October 1911 but the association was officially established on 27 September 1912.[1]

It was named after the school publication of the same name, this name was chosen because the school site was on 'Gayton Road'.[1]

Notable Old Gaytonians

Harrow County School for Boys

The following were educated at the then Harrow County School for Boys:[2][3]

Gayton High School

Harrow High School

Bibliography

  • May, Trevor. "The History of the Harrow County School for Boys". Harrow: Harrow County School for Boys, 1975 ISBN 0-9504535-0-1, 199p.
  • "Golden Jubilee Book, 1911-1961". Farnham Common: R. G. Baker & Co., 1961, 124p.
  • "The Gaytonian: The magazine of the County School, Harrow". 1911-1975.

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