School Trips


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…

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…

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 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.

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.

Harrow Way Footballers Bring Home Some Spanish Footballing Magic

November 15th, 2017 Comments off

Barcelona, home to one of the world’s greatest football clubs provided the perfect backdrop for Harrow Way’s recent football tour. Two team of 28 players travelled to the exciting cosmopolitan city for the school’s annual Barcelona Football Tour to experience a new footballing culture, play against teams where the technical ability and style is very different and to visit a beautiful seaside city, famous for its architecture and culture.

Lawrie Carter, Year 8 Leader and teacher in charge of the trip said: “This was an invaluable experience for all the boys involved who have demonstrated a real commitment to school football. Just being in Barcelona is exciting in itself but as keen footballers, there can be no better city for a tour! Competing against teams who play with a very different style was challenging for the boys but as demonstrated week in and out on the pitches back at home, the boys dug deep and won two of their games and drew the other two. We were very proud of their effort and sportsmanship.” Read more…

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.

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…

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…