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Friday 13th December – INSET Day

December 9th, 2019 Comments off

On Friday 13th December 2019 the school will be closed for all students, due to a Staff INSET Day.

Catering Students Rise to the Further Education Challenge

December 11th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way Catering students were put through their culinary paces following a masterclass from BCoT (Basingstoke College of Technology) Chef Lecturer Justin Mundy. While delivering an advanced baking lesson the further education specialist gave an insight into life as a college student, the opportunities for study at BCoT and the realities of working as a professional chef.

Working with Year 9 students, Chef Mundy taught a number of cake decorative techniques including piping and craquelin as well as some professional know-how on the different methods to get the all-important cake rise. Read more…

Year 7 Students Explore Life on the Historic High Seas

December 5th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way Year 7 students were transported back to the 18th century during a recent trip to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. The visit, as part of a cross-curricular exercise across the school, gave students an insight into the harsh reality of life on the high seas as they explored HMS Victory, famous for its role as Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Explaining how the cross-curricular approach deepens student learning English teacher Miss Kilby said: “We find that a multi-subject approach is very effective in giving students a deeper understanding and breadth of knowledge. It challenges them to explore a particular topic from a number of considerations. So while this trip to the Dockyard was with reference to studying the classic Treasure Island, they will also be exploring the topic in Maths, Dance, Geography and History. As an English teacher I was keen to challenge the students to realise the mental and physical hardships of living at sea and to see this new perception reflected in their work.” Read more…

Year 7 Girls Football Tournament

November 21st, 2019 Comments off

Year 7 girls played together for the first time on Wednesday in an indoor 5-a-side football tournament held at Rookwood. Phoebe played two great games in goal during the round robin stages. The team held Test Valley to a 0-0 draw, however two early goals by Testbourne in the second match meant that the girls had to step up the attack. Rotating midfield players Lily-Maya, Freya and Ella worked hard up and down the court, with Honey and Bella putting their defence under pressure. We scored 2 quick goals back but couldn’t quite manage a third for the win.

This left us in 3rd/4th place play off against Rookwood. Strong defending by Charlotte and some great saves by Neve kept them at bay. Freya slotted in a fine shot to hand us the 1-0 win and 3rd place overall.

KS4 Presentation Evening 2019

November 15th, 2019 Comments off

We said our final farewell to the Class of 2019 on the evening of Thursday 14th November at the Annual Key Stage 4 Presentation Evening. Harrow Way welcomed back students to collect their exam certificates, as well as to celebrate successes by awarding individual subject awards and presentation of annual trophy awards.

Some of the highlight awards were:
Harrow Way Cup (Best All-rounder) – Jed Trengove
Anne King Shield (Highest Academic Achiever) – Joel Hesslegrave
The Alice Razza Award (For Courage and Determination) – Liberty Southgate

Pictures can be viewed here.
A programme of the evening can be viewed here.

Harrow Way Students Ready for the Design Ventura Challenge

November 12th, 2019 Comments off

A trip to the Design Museum has given Harrow Way Year 9 students a head start in the Design Ventura competition. Working with industry experts the Design and Technology students explored a number of ideas during a workshop aimed at developing their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The sessions act as a pre-competition platform, intended to help inform and inspire students before they formally submit their product designs later in the year, with the winner going on to be manufactured and sold in the Design Museum shop. Read more…

Sports Clubs available to students – Autumn 2019

November 6th, 2019 Comments off


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.

Andover Trees United – Upcoming Events & Workshops

October 21st, 2019 Comments off

WILDFLOWERS – Students and the local community have helped to grow lots of wild flowers over the last few months, if anyone would like to now plant some in their gardens (for a small contribution), please contact ATU here. Planting can be done now or in March. We have 2000 plants!

Andover Trees United have lots of events coming up in the run up to Christmas, see below for more information:
Saturday 26th October – Lantern making workshop for December procession in Harmony Woods at The Lights.
29th & 30th October – Half term Nature Activities at Harmony Woods
Saturday 9th November – Hedgerow Wreaths and Tree Dressings workshop at Harmony Woods.
Saturday 16th November – Community Tree Planting at Harmony Woods.
Saturday 23rd November – Quiz Night – raising funds for the woodland classroom at Rockhouse, 7.15pm.
Saturday 7th December – Winter Celebration – lantern procession & tree dressing with music, mince pies and mulled wine at Harmony Woods, 5pm – 7pm.

Year 7 Football – First Victory

October 21st, 2019 Comments off

The Year 7 football team played Rookwood School in a high quality game where both teams played some very nice passing football and created many chances. Zach Strudwick slotted away a good shot to put Harrow Way one goal up, however Rookwood equalised soon after. The second half was end to end football but with 2 minutes to go Kyle Brooker scored our winner. Well done to all players for a great performance.

Year 5 and 6 Cluster Indoor Athletics Competition

October 21st, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way hosted the first Primary Cluster event of the year and what a lovely afternoon was had by all. We started with all the competitors participating in the eight field events that included indoor javelin, long jump, chest throws and the performances were fantastic. The afternoon then moved onto the rebound board running events that culminated in the Team Relay event that is always the most cherished and loudest win of the event!

The eventual winners were Portway Junior School and congratulations to them! All the children worked really hard throughout the afternoon and were a credit to their schools. Effort and enjoyment of sport was the key and a big thank you to all competitors, teachers and the wonderful Sports Leaders from Harrow Way, without whom the event could not run.