“At Harrow Way Community School, we have a simple ambition: to be the finest secondary school for miles around.”

By this we mean that all our students will receive a better education at Harrow Way than they would at any other local establishment. We want Harrow Way students to leave us with:

  • Better qualifications than they would achieve in any other school

  • The skills and attributes needed to live and work in tomorrow’s global society

  • The values and morals to be good citizens

Great schools never stand still

We believe that great schools never stand still and strive at all times to excel in every area of its performance, for the benefit of all our young people and other stakeholders. In our common pursuit for excellence for all, we believe that everyone in our community must be involved in our strategic planning. From robust and honest self-evaluation of where we believe we are at the end of academic year 2019/20, we have devised together the following key priorities below. These will govern our short and medium term planning and will underpin our three year strategic planning through to 2023. This will ensure we are a high performing, inclusive and oversubscribed school of choice for the local community. We have also considered our Ofsted Priorities from our last inspection. This document is intended to set the overall direction for the school for the next three years.

At Harrow Way we believe an excellent school is built upon seven pillars. Effective leadership and implementation of each of these pillars can lead to an excellent school where everyone is successful (Learning for life, Success for all), they are:

  • Clarity of purpose

  • Student behaviour

  • Teaching and learning

  • We can all get better

  • Curriculum

  • Data analysis and self-evaluation

  • Leadership at all levels