Events


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…

Year 8 Harry Potter Studio Tour

October 16th, 2019 Comments off

Year 8 had a brilliant day at the Harry Potter Studio Tour London on Tuesday 15th October. They were lucky enough to have a set design lesson where many secrets were revealed about the making of Harry Potter and even got to see original set design pieces. The tour was incredible. Our students were buzzing with excitement and their behaviour was impeccable. A great day had by all.

H-Factor 2019

June 24th, 2019 Comments off

23 very talented Harrow Way students took part in the H Factor on the evening of Thursday 20th June. Our three judges had the difficult task of deciding on a runner-up and a winner, the audience also took part in the judging by deciding a winner of the audience vote. It was an evening of fantastic singing, instrumentals and comedy, all the participants should be incredibly proud of themselves. Congratulations to Lani Clayton (winner) Buzzards: 90 pts, Megan Nikolic (runner-up) Kestrels: 60 pts and Darcey Newman (audience’s vote winner) Hawks: 30 pts.

Pictures can be viewed here.

Little Shop of Horrors – Production

April 1st, 2019 Comments off


Tickets available from Drama Room (E1) at break and lunch times.

History Lesson Follows in the Footsteps of Jack the Ripper

March 15th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way Community School history students were given a grisly taste of London’s historic crime scene during a recent trip to the capital. Year 10 students followed in the footsteps of the serial killer Jack the Ripper, visited the Tower of London, notable for its famous and infamous prisoners, and explored life behind bars at the Clink Prison, which, dating back to 1144 is one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons.

Commenting on the trip designed to give the students an insight into crime and punishment from 1000AD, Curriculum Leader for History Christina Brown said: “Thankfully London 2019 is very different to London 1144 and indeed the 19th Century when the Ripper was roaming the streets. Equally, the legal and prison system are also very different and visiting these famous locations, giving students a sense of the crimes carried out all those years ago and the means of punishment was captivating for our students and when we manage to do that, we find the learning truly comes alive!” Read more…

Imperial War Museum Brings WWI and WWII to Life for Students

February 26th, 2019 Comments off

A recent trip to London’s impressive Imperial War Museum helped bring World War I and II to life for Harrow Way Year 8 History students. The Museum, with its incredible collection of objects, gave students a unique insight into the wars as they explored human stories of the time, discovering how the conflicts shaped today’s world.

Commenting on why she places high value on such field trips, Curriculum Leader for History Christina Brown said: “Nothing we can do in the classrooms here at Harrow Way can ever demonstrate so effectively what life would have been like for those men fighting in these dreadful wars and for the families they left behind living in conditions unimaginable to the average 12-13 year old of today. However, having immersed themselves in the exhibitions and artefacts at the Museum the students definitely have a greater sense of the war, as they were able to see it through the eyes of those who lived it. Read more…

BCoT – Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

February 15th, 2019 Comments off

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) is hosting an Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair on Monday 11 March 2019 from 4.30pm to 7.00pm. The fair will see us host over 50 employers across varying industries, all of which have active apprenticeship vacancies and also expert information for anyone that is possibly interested in doing an apprenticeship.

You can find a full list of the employers attending and further information here. Students can also register their interest for the event at the above link as well. Read more…

Young Musician Competition 2019

February 15th, 2019 Comments off

St Mary’s Church is used the sound of voices raised in song but on Thursday night 13 Harrow Way students nearly raised the roof as they sung their hearts out, competing to be crowned Andover Young Musicians of the Year.

Competing in the Popular Music category, Harrow Way’s Show Choir treated the audience to a high energy rendition of the main theme from this year’s school musical, Little Shop of Horrors. The students’ display of excellent technique and tight harmonies earned the them the 2nd highest scores of the night from the judges, an wonderful achievement in only their second year in the competition. Read more…

London Provides Artistic Inspiration for Students

February 6th, 2019 Comments off

London provided the perfect backdrop for Harrow Way Year 11 Art students looking for inspiration for their GCSE exam preparations. Exploring the sights and architecture walking the South Bank to the Tate Modern, over the Millennium Bridge to St Pauls, the students investigated the themes of ‘Dwellings’, ‘Boxes’, ‘Signs’, ‘Mirrors’, and ‘Birds’.

Explaining why she chose London as the venue for the important Art trip, Head of Department Chrissy Collins said: “The people, the buildings, the everyday in London is rich in inspiration for these young artists. This is a city famous for its architecture, its history, its fashion and vibrancy all of which provide an exciting dimension to the exam themes. I’m impressed at the creative interpretation, with students who explored the bird theme looking at the kinetic artwork such as Alexander Calder’s mobile for flight and movement and roller-skating angels in the street entertainment along the South Bank. I’m really looking forward to seeing how these ideas and sketches translate themselves to the students’ final submissions.” Read more…