Year 10 students, Adam Morledge and Matthew Teal, began the day by expertly setting up the pitches – putting goals and corner flags up was not the easiest task on a very windy day! Nathan Elsey, Grace Farrelly and Scott Jeffries joined Adam in the afternoon, and welcomed the nine teams from Shipton Bellinger, Appleshaw St Peter’s, Vernham Dean, Abbotts Ann, St Mary Bourne, Amport, Clatford, Kimpton and Amport Schools. The Harrow Way students spent the afternoon ensuring the pitches ran smoothly and were not wind affected! Read more…
This year’s whole school musical was: Into The Woods, a twist on the classic Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales. Over 100 students were involved in the production in the cast, the orchestra or behind the scenes. The production was performed to the public 25th – 27th March, with previews to feeder primary schools and the Andover Gateway Club.
The show brings together all the Performing Arts departments, Art & Design and Design Technology departments. A gallery of pictures can be viewed here.
A reminder to all parents that the end of term is 3.00 pm on Thursday 2nd April.
We wish you all a peaceful Easter holiday.
Summer Term starts on Monday 20th April.
According to a Government report published this month schools are still not doing enough to ensure the most able students fulfil their potential. Andover’s Harrow Way is bucking this trend with news that 100% of their students who achieved a Level 5 or higher in their primary school, Year 6 English SATS tests went on to achieve expected or higher GCSE results. This places Harrow Way 1st in the league table for Hampshire and against similar schools nationally.
The Most Able Students Report, finds that many of the most able children who attend non-selective secondary schools are failing to achieve their potential, compared with students who attend selective and independent schools. The Ofsted survey found in the most successful non-selective schools, the most able students thrive because school leaders provide a challenging curriculum and are tenacious in making sure that teaching is consistently good or better for all students. Read more…
‘Make it Happen,’ the 2015 theme for International Women’s Day couldn’t have been more appropriate to inspire Harrow Way Community School’s Year 9 Triple Science female students to consider a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career. Joining girls from nine other secondary schools and 30 female STEM Ambassadors from local companies, the students recently enjoyed a day of creativity at Winchester Science Centre to find out more.
Mentored by the STEM Ambassadors who work for organisations such as Exxon Mobil, IMB, BAE Systems and Virgin Media, the students were initially given a marble run design and invention challenge. To provide extra inspiration and collaboration they were encouraged to look at each other’s designs which proved invaluable when they were tasked with combining their marble runs to created five mega-designs. Prizes were awarded for longest time, most reliable run, most stylish design, most impressive mechanism and most effective communication within a team which went to one of the Harrow Way teams. Read more…
Thirteen acts competed to win points for their house at the annual house singing competition the H-Factor. All year groups were represented in a very close called competition, held on Tuesday 17th March. The judges had a very difficult and after a lot of deliberation the winners were:
1st – Loren Standfield (Buzzards)
2nd – Abigail Healey & Katie Phelps (Kestrels / Buzzards)
3rd – Isobel Laughton (Hawks)
A gallery of pictures can be seen here.
Harrow Way Year 9 student Tyler Barrow will this morning be joining The Queen and many veterans at St Paul’s Cathedral for the service which will commemorate the end of the British involvement in the war in Afghanistan. The Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister are also expected to attend the service.
Student Tyler will be wearing his Harrow Way school uniform as he makes a reading, which is at top of the page 15 of the programme. Tyler’s father is a Captain in the Army.
You can see Tyler and his dad on Lorraine Kelly yesterday – his father is interviewed from about 14 minutes into the programme and she briefly chats to Tyler who is off camera 18.58 minutes into the programme. This can be viewed here.
Update: Well done Tyler! Tylers reading is now available to watch again on BBC iPlayer.
Solar Eclipse Glasses will be available to purchase in school and online from next week, at the cost of £1.50. Only one pair of glasses will be able to be purchased per student.
Please click here to view a list of Harrow Way Community Education courses, starting April 2015.
Information on courses can be found here.
As I’m sure you are aware, Friday 13th March is COMIC RELIEF. To fund-raise this year we are encouraging students to ‘Make their Face Funny for Money!’
Students can wear a red nose or paint their face if they contribute £1 to the charity. Please note that they must be in full uniform as usual. Students should bring in their donation on Friday 13th.