Events


KS4 Presentation Evening 2018

November 15th, 2018 Comments off

We said our final farewell to the Class of 2018 on the evening of Monday 12th 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) – Oliver Smith
Anne King Shield (Highest Academic Achiever) – Christie Hatchett
The Alice Razza Award (For Courage and Determination) – Katie Jenkins

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

Harrow Way Green Meets Stannah Grey

November 13th, 2018 Comments off

Celebrating its 151st year with the launch of the Joseph Stannah Foundation, Stannah hosted their own ‘Green meets Grey’ STEM day recently. With the aim of encouraging future STEM careers and an opportunity to put the arts and creativity back into design, the next generation of Harrow Way designer and engineers spent an exciting day with Stannah’s experienced and season professionals.

Year 10 students from Harrow Way and three other local secondary schools were all invited to an ‘Apprentice style’ day. Working in mixed teams, overseen by a Stannah employee and mentor, the brief was to design a stair lift for a person with a specific disability before presenting their ideas to a team of judges from Stannah. The prize to aim for was the possibility of work experience at Stannah for the winners and discussions about future STEM careers with current Stannah employees and their various roles within the company. Read more…

Harrow Way GCSE Students Excel in Toughest GCSEs Exams Yet

August 23rd, 2018 Comments off

Although this year’s GCSE exams were predicted to be the toughest yet, following government reforms which revamped assessment and grading, Harrow Way students are smiling widely this morning. In English an impressive 81% of students achieved a GCSE grade 9 to 4 (equivalent to the former A* to C) with 24% achieving an incredible grade 9 to 7 (equivalent to an A**/A*/A). Maths also fared exceedingly well with 70% achieving grades 9 to 4 and 72% of students are celebrating their success with a grade 9 to 4 in the new Combined Science GCSE. Overall 62% of students secured grades 9 to 4 in the much coveted Maths and English. Harrow Way’s results in these core subjects are well above the national average.

Headteacher Michael Serridge explains the significance of the changes to the reformed GCSEs: “Changes made to the curriculum and assessment of GCSEs has certainly made these qualifications much tougher. Students’ success or otherwise is now solely based on Year 11 exams so against this backdrop of huge pressure I am immensely proud of our students who have all done so well. Key to our success is the single-minded emphasis we place on outstanding teaching and learning which means our students will always be taught to the very highest of standards.” Read more…

Year 5 Activity Days 2018

July 11th, 2018 Comments off

On Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July, Harrow Way welcomed over 400 Year 5 students from 10 Andover Primary schools to experience life at Harrow Way. Students took part in lessons, having a taste of different subjects the school provides, including Design Technology, Catering, Geography, History, ICT, Dance and Art.

Year 11 Leavers’ Prom 2018

June 29th, 2018 Comments off

The outgoing Year 11 students were invited to celebrate their time at Harrow Way and the end of their GCSE examinations on 23rd June at their Leavers’ Prom. This year the theme was masquerade ball. To view some pictures of the event click here. (More images will be added shortly.)

Harrow Way Netballers Watch the Pros

June 18th, 2018 Comments off

Harrow Way netball players took a trip to Bath to watch Superleague Netball on Friday 15th June. They watched Team Bath play against Wasps. Wasps were victorious winning 58 – 40 and guaranteed a place in the Superleague Semi-finals.

Students got the chance to see some high class netball play and meet top players including several who recently played in the Commonwealth Games for England, Nat Haythornthwaite from Wasps brought her Commonwealth Gold medal to the match, especially for Harrow Way students to see. Students got the chance to talk to, get autographs and pictures with other England players including: Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Kadeen Corbin and Jade Clarke, who is England highest capped player.

H-Factor 2018

June 12th, 2018 Comments off

This years house singing competition was as busy as ever with 13 acts taking part to win the H-Factor title of 2018 and points for their house. This year saw a new prize awarded for the ‘Audience Vote’, an awarded which is decided by the audience in a live vote.

Congratulations to the winners:
Audience Vote: Elliott Valance (Buzzard house)
Judges Runner Up: Eray Tozer (Hawk house)
Judges Overall Winner: Lani Clayton (Buzzard house)

House Points awarded (including participation):
Buzzards – 210
Hawks – 120
Kestrels – 40

Kestrels Sweep 1st & 2nd Place at House Kahoot Competition

March 21st, 2018 Comments off

There was lots of competition at the recent House competition; a general knowledge quiz of 50 questions played on the online game platform Kahoot. Questions were submitted by members of staff from different subjects throughout the school. These included guess the film, which involved members of staff acting out scenes from a film.

It was a close fought contest between Kestrels and Buzzards throughout the competition. Sophie and Izzy from 8GMO and Toby and Rob from 9EM managed to beat the competition and secure and 1st and 2nd place finish for the Kestrel House. Buzzards Amelia and Hannah were piped at the post after leading for some of the competition, placing in 3rd place.

Total points awarded (including participation):
Kestrels: 410
Buzzards: 270
Hawks: 120

Warwick Castle Trip – Year 7 – Postponed

February 28th, 2018 Comments off

Unfortunately we have postponed the Year 7 History trip to Warwick Castle that was due to take place on Friday 2nd March. Hopefully a new date will be organised in the near future.

Dance Production – Narnia 2018

January 31st, 2018 Comments off

Over 90 students from KS4 Dance took part in this year’s Dance Production of Narnia. Based on the story by C. S. Lewis, ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’, the cast performed four shows, including a matinée to Portway Year 5 students. Some images of the production can be viewed here.

Harrow Way Dance students took their full-house audience on a captivating journey into the fantasy world of ‘Narnia’ at their annual BTEC Dance Show. Each evening was a complete sell out-out with the audience wowed by the cast of Year 9, 10 and 11 dancers as they brought the C.S. Lewis’ thrilling story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to life. Read more…