Harrow Way Community School is a “good school” (OFSTED 2017). We are a Mathematics and Computing Specialist School as well as being recognised by the National Arts Council with their prestigious Artsmark Gold Award. In addition to our Maths and Computing Specialism, Harrow Way are also a Computing at School Lead School and a Geography Centre of Excellence. We also hold the Teacher Development Trust Silver Award and are the only secondary school in Test Valley to hold the BIG Award for the work we have done on Anti-bullying. We are proud to be at the forefront of curriculum development and whole school innovation.
There is an excellent Auditorium which is used for assemblies, as well as to present music, dance and drama events. Teaching rooms are accommodated in curriculum suites to provide cohesive units of academic study, allowing for a flexible approach to learning experiences within departments as well as promoting a good departmental team ethos. The playing fields include pitches for rugby and soccer; courts for netball and tennis; facilities for athletics and summer sports; and an artificial cricket wicket. There is an excellent recently refurbished Sports Hall to accommodate other sports throughout the year as well as providing an excellent resource for local community use.
As might be expected of a Mathematics and Computing Specialist School, ICT (Information Communication Technology) facilities are excellent with a growing number of ICT suites throughout the school as well as technology used within classrooms.
The school employs well-qualified, dedicated, specialist staff, all of whom have the ability to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed and exceed expectations, as well as providing all students with a wide range of academic, practical, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.
Harrow Way has a good academic tradition. Many of our former students have passed successfully through university into professional roles. Many others have entered further and higher education in a wide variety of fields; supporting our belief that education should be life-long.
All our students pursue an exciting and innovative curriculum that will prepare them for life. Our aim is to ensure that all our students are supported and challenged to enable them to take advantage of the opportunities that may present themselves in our rapidly changing society.
The school is a thriving establishment serving the needs of the wider community as well as the school population. There are a comprehensive range of activities and resources for local community use in the evenings, at weekends and during school holiday time. We are continually looking for ways to expand and develop our role in the community.
Harrow Way Community School has an excellent reputation for working collaboratively with a wide range of agencies.