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Autumn Term – September 2016

July 5th, 2016 Comments off

School begins on Tuesday 6th September at 8.45 am for Year 7 students and Year 11 prefects and Wednesday 7th September for Years 8-11.

Uniform Sales

Uniform can be ordered online using the e-payments system.

Uniform Order Sheet – September 2016

There will be another opportunity to buy uniform in school on Monday 5th September 2016 between 11 am and 3 pm.

Harrow Way Celebrates One Of Our Best Ever GCSE Performances

August 25th, 2016 Comments off

P1080430Harrow 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…

From Andover to the tropical rainforest for Harrow Way Geography students

July 18th, 2016 Comments off

Kew Gardens 2016With the world’s tropical rainforests slightly too far away for a day trip, Harrow Way Community School Year 8 Geographers instead found themselves exploring Kew Gardens historic Palm House. Considered to be the most important surviving Victorian iron and glass structure in the world, the Palm House proved to be the perfect backdrop for the Harrow Way students to discover the tropical rainforest.

Kelly Campbell, Curriculum Leader for Geography said: “The students enjoyed taking part in a treasure hunt to investigate the four layers of the rainforest and to find out how we are connected to the forest as part of our everyday lives. The scientific study of the relationships between people and plants, deforestation, fair trade and sustainable farming were all explored as students experienced the climate, viewed the rainforest at ground and upper level and searched for cool plants used as ingredients in everyday items such as toothpaste”. Read more…

KS4 Presentation Evening

July 12th, 2016 Comments off

DSC_0752Congratulations to all the students from Year 9 & 10 who were awarded prizes at Monday Evening’s Presentation Evening. Prizes were presented for Effort & Attitude and Progress in each subject area and Head of Year Awards were presented for Contribution, Personal Achievement and Attendance.

The Student Leadership Team was also introduced, as well as senior prefects who each received a certificate. Pictures can be viewed here.

Sports Day 2016

July 12th, 2016 Comments off

The whole school was involved in our annual sports day on Monday 11th July. There was amazing effort & commitment from our students to a wide variety of sports, including tennis, javelin, shot put, long jump, track races and the climbing dyno challenge. Unfortunately the day was cut short in the afternoon due to a heavy rain outburst, so the relay races didn’t take place. A gallery of pictures can be viewed here and the results will be announced soon.

Hampshire Book Awards 2016

July 8th, 2016 Comments off

Hampshire-book-awards2016Last week a group of Year 8 Harrow Way students attended the voting for the 2016 Hampshire Book Awards. The students had 3 months to read the 6 shortlisted titles, all published in the last year and voted in the North Hampshire region at Bishop Challoner School, Basingstoke. They spent an hour with neighbouring schools discussing each book prior to casting their vote.

While the schools from across Hampshire eagerly awaited the results they took part in a literacy quiz to test their knowledge on popular fiction books. Later that morning the result was broadcast live via video link. Read more…

KS3 Presentation Evening 2016

July 5th, 2016 Comments off

IMG_2433We celebrated the achievements of Year 7 & 8 students on the evening of Monday 4th July at our KS3 Presentation Evening. Certificates and prizes were awarded in each subject area for Effort & Attitude and Progress. Head of Year awards were presented for Contribution, Personal Achievement and Attendance.

Finally, Headteacher Commendations were awarded to those students who have achieved over 1200 stamps in the school reward system. Pictures of the evening can be viewed here.