Harrow Way Celebrate European Day of Languages

September 27th, 2017 Comments off

On the 26th September, Harrow Way celebrated the European Day of Languages. The aim of the day is to understand the diversity of language and culture within Europe. The European Day of Languages involves millions of people across 45 countries in activities to celebrate linguistic diversity and the benefits of being able to speak another language.

We celebrated by holding a bake off with a European theme, staff spoke foreign languages in lessons, Year 7 had a special assembly about the day and a video was made showing staff speaking different languages. This video can be viewed here:

A quiz was used in tutor time with students, the questions and answers can be viewed here:

Presentation Evening – Years 7, 9 & 10

July 19th, 2017 Comments off

On Monday 17th July, we held our Presentation Evening for students in Years 7, 9 & 10, to celebrate their successes over the past year. Awards were presented for Effort & Attitude and Progress in each subject area, by the Headteacher and Chair of Governors, Mr L Cherrington.

Further awards for Contribution to the year group and Personal Achievement, were awarded to students chosen by their Head of Year. Certificates for sporting achievements were also awarded. Pictures can viewed here.

A Golden Celebration to Mark Harrow Way’s 50th Anniversary

July 14th, 2017 Comments off

Harrow Way rounded off their 50th anniversary year in style with a hugely successful fete at the weekend with hundreds of former students, teachers and members of the local community enjoying a wonderful afternoon of reminiscing and a trip or two down memory lane. Joining the many students from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond were four of the school’s headteachers and as many as 40 former members of staff.

Commenting on the 50th celebrations headteacher Michael Serridge said: “In September 2016 we looked at what we could do to mark our 50th anniversary, coming up with a number of exciting ideas such as this fete, a coffee morning, a 1960s day for the students alongside a commemorative newsletter and wall graphic. Everyone within the school is enjoying the celebrations and it has been great to meet and hear the many stories about the school and the difference in ‘education’ from past students, teachers and headteachers”. Read more…

H-Factor 2017

June 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Harrow Way’s House singing competition, The H-Factor, returned on Wednesday 21st June. Contestants are judged on their dynamic, intonation and tuning, as well as presentation and entertainment factor. Some images can be viewed here.

This years winners are:
1st – Faith Gove (Buzzards)
2nd – Jula Kinross (Buzzards)
3rd – Lani Clayton (Buzzards)

Calshot Trip 2017

June 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Year 8 students got the chance to visit Calshot Activity Centre for a week long residential last week. Students got to try activities on the land and water, many of which they would of never tried before, such as kayaking, wind surfing, shooting, archery, high ropes, track cycling on the velodrome and climbing. Some pictures can be viewed in our gallery here.

Goodbye to our Year 11 Students!

June 13th, 2017 Comments off

Today we celebrated the last five years of our Year 11 Students and at a special celebration leavers assembly. The 180 members of year 11 as well as their tutors and other staff enjoyed eating Harrow Way branded cupcakes and saw images of their time at Harrow Way. They then made their way to the tennis courts to take part in the annual balloon release, celebrating the end of the time at the school. Images can be viewed here.

Harrow Way Students Cast Their Vote in the General Election

June 12th, 2017 Comments off

As the country hits the polling stations today, Harrow Way Community School students are also casting their vote to make an informed choice on which political party they would like to see in power. This is the third time the students have been invited to put their ‘x’ in the box having previously voted in the 2015 General Election and last year’s EU referendum. The results are in and it’s a Labour landslide with a large majority*

In the build-up to polling day the school delivered special assemblies to introduce the various political parties, their leaders and what they stand for. Students were challenged to think about the issues which matter to them and to discuss with friends, families and teachers. During tutor time and special assemblies students were encouraged to think for themselves. Read more…

King Henry VIII Brings History Lesson To Life

April 25th, 2017 Comments off

When studying the Tudors where better to visit than the home of the most famous Tudor monarch, King Henry VIII. Harrow Way Year 8 History students recently visited Hampton Court Palace gaining a first-hand insight into the colourful life of King Henry and his six wives.

History teacher Christina Brown explains the value of putting the history lesson into real life context: “Visiting Hampton Court and experiencing for themselves the home where King Henry VIII lived gave our students a completely different perception of the subject than if we’d opened up the text books back at school. The trip brought the lesson to life and greatly aids their understanding as they see for themselves the Great Hall where many a Tudor banquet was hosted and see for themselves King Henry’s personal apartments”. Read more…

Andover Rocks – Charity Event

March 24th, 2017 Comments off

Andover Rocks is an innovative music event which is being held on April 1st 2017 to raise much needed funds for The Junction and music intervention in Adult mental health. The event consists of a whole day and evening of music and music related workshops being held across 5 venues around the town. The aim is to provide something musical for everyone from well-known acts such as The Torn off Strips and Jon Walsh through to more alternative events like the Gong Bath, Drum Running, Gospel Choir and Poetry to Open Mic. In addition String brokers are providing free 20 minute guitar lessons.

More information can be found here.

Ski Trip 2017 – Italy

March 10th, 2017 Comments off

In February half term we took a group of students to the beautiful Ski resort of Pila in the Aosta Valley, Italy. The Hotel, location and Skiing was so fantastic that we have already reserved exactly the same for next year.

The hotel was located at the bottom of the valley looking up to fantastic views of the surrounding Alps. The food was great and we even had access to the Swimming pool onsite.

It is probably the best trip that I have ever experienced. – student

After breakfast each day we took a 5 minute coach ride to the Ski fitting centre, collected our boots and Skis and made our way up the mountain in the Gondola. The Skiing challenged everyone and all 3 groups made amazing progress throughout the week. Read more…