Events


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…

University of Winchester’s Aspire Project Day Inspires Harrow Way’s Year 10 Students

January 22nd, 2019 Comments off

Working in conjunction with the University of Winchester, Harrow Way has given 20 Year 10 students the opportunity to experience life at university. Through a series of workshops and time spent on the campus the Aspire Project Day offers students the opportunity to see first-hand if higher education could be an option for them.

Kevin Peebles, Harrow Way’s careers lead said: “This wasn’t about promoting the University of Winchester or indeed saying university would be the best path for these students. This was an opportunity for students to work on a project and spend time in a higher education environment in order to determine for themselves what it would be like to study and live at a university. With important decisions coming next year we hope the experience will enable these students to make some informed decisions about their futures.” Read more…

Year 1 Skills4Life Festival

January 18th, 2019 Comments off

On Tuesday 15th of January Harrow Way hosted the Year 1 Skills4Life Festival for our Cluster Primary Schools. The Harrow Way Student Leadership Team expertly guided​ nearly forty excited young pupils around a circuit of events that developed teamwork and basic motor skills. The event was full of fun and despite the noise of the students the praise for Harrow Way’s Leaders was large and well received. Well done to all who took part.

Trip to Italy Gives Harrow Way Students the Geographical Edge

January 15th, 2019 Comments off

Italy’s beautiful Bay of Naples provided the perfect backdrop for a Harrow Way school Geography trip. Students from Years 10-11 experienced first-hand the geographical impact on land and people as they enjoyed four days in the bay, famous for its rugged coastline, archaeological riches, the mighty Vesuvius volcano and the lost city of Pompeii.

Rebecca Calder, Curriculum Leader, Geography/Humanities said: “This area of Italy is rich in wonderful examples of Geography in action! This was an invaluable experience for students to see geographical processes, landforms and how people of the region prepare for natural hazards. We are also always very keen at Harrow Way to provide students with opportunities which enable them to try something new, to enjoy foreign travel, appreciate a foreign country’s heritage, sights and culture. I’m very proud that they represented Harrow Way fantastically.” Read more…

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.