This week in assemblies we have been considering “Keeping Safe”. We have looked at some of the different risks young people need to know to protect themselves against. This included looking at staying safe online and making sure that they take care with the information they share online and using all digital media. We looked at the “Bill Board Test”, which is if you would not want your post, comment or picture shared on a huge billboard for everyone to see, then don’t post it. thinkuknow.co.uk is an excellent source of advice on staying safe online.
We thought about sources of support if something is worrying us, ranging from parents and family through to tutors and heads of year. Read more…
The latest edition of The Andover Edge has just been published.
The Andover Edge celebrates the exceptional teaching experienced every day in our schools here in the heart of Andover. Enjoy reading and be inspired by the stories of success and achievement happening in classrooms across our town.
Harrow Way School 3 – 3 Horndean School (5 – 5 AET), Harrow Way won 4 – 3 on penalties.
On Tuesday afternoon Harrow Way played Horndean in the Hampshire County cup. After a defeat from the previous week, Harrow Way were hungry for their first victory of the school year. Further pressure was added because it was a cup match and a defeat would see Harrow Way crash out. A shaky start saw Harrow Way go 2 goals down before finally finding their scoring boots. Read more…
Harrow Way Year 9 Netball team played The Clere School at home on Thursday 22nd September and were victorious 17 – 9. Coaches player of the match went to Amber Cherrington.
Team: Zuzanna Falkeawska, Izzy Kirby, Amber Cherrington, Liberty Southgate, Lucy Ladd, Bronwyn Barton-Knott, Indie-Mae Jones, Emily Cook, Donna Doig.
Our Year 10 team also played against the Clere School. A close game but we won 11-10. Coaches player of the match was Tash Ann Henry.
Team: Eliza Simmond, Rebecca Barnes, Emily Tunney, Louisa Jones, Lauren Baugh, Shelby Truscott, Kayleigh Wheeler, Georgia Healy, Ciara Reilly, Katie Jenkins, Tash Ann Henry, Georgia Butler, Emma Hunter, Jade Joy.
On Thursday evening, the year 8 football team travelled to Warblington School , Havant in a tight game where the lead changed hands on many occasions. Harrow Way eventually won 5-4. Dylan Willard scored one goal and Fin Belbin scored 4! Aston Mussell was man of the match for a dominating display in midfield.
During assemblies this week my central message was again about challenge and expectations. I have asked teachers to expect even more of our incredible young people and encouraged the students to push themselves out of their comfort zone more consistently. Last year, we worked hard to significantly raise expectations around are three simple rules of ‘Be Ready Be Respectful and Be your Best’ in lessons and the students rose magnificently to that challenge. I am convinced that we still have even more potential to realise and, with continued partnership between teachers, parents and students, will continue to make great strides this year.
Over the next two week our catering providers HC3S are providing our students with the best of British food being served at lunchtimes starting on Monday 19th September. Below are the upcoming menus!
W/C 19th September
W/C 26th September
Click the image to see the extensive range of sporting clubs and activities on offer to students.
For more information on any of the clubs, speak to Mr Haysom or a member of PE Staff.
Other Extra-Curricular clubs available can be viewed here.
Harrow Way students are celebrating this morning with news that their 2016 GCSEs results are one of the best in the school’s history. An impressive 60% of students achieved five GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, a 10% increase on last year and the second best set of results in the school’s history. An outstanding 75% of students achieved A*-C in English and 73% achieved A*-C in Maths, described as a ‘remarkable achievement.’ Nearly 70% of students achieved five GCSEs grade A*-C overall and 66% Achieved an A*-C in English and mathematics GCSEs combined.
A number of curriculum areas delivered flawless results with Business Studies achieving 100% A*-C; Computer Technology 100% A*-C; ECDL* 100% A*-C and Computer Science 75% A*-C. Performing and Visual Arts continue to be a real strength at Harrow Way with Art, Dance and Drama all achieving an incredible 100% pass rate. High grade passes were also impressive with 54% A/A* in Art, 46% A*/A in Dance, 35% A*/A in Drama and Music achieving 83% A*-C. Read more…