Harrow High School

Harrow High School

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Harrow High School is a state secondary school in the London Borough of Harrow in the north-west of London. The headteacher is Paul Gamble. The school is a specialist Sports College. It is not to be confused with the independent school Harrow School, situated nearby at Harrow on the Hill.

History

The site was formerly the home of Harrow County School for Boys. In 1975, when the London Borough of Harrow adopted a comprehensive system of education, the school became known as Gayton High School, an all boys school.

Comprehensive

Gayton High School was the last school in Harrow to become comprehensive in September 1975. Later, in 1998, the school became coeducational and changed its name to Harrow High School, a specialist Sports College. The name "Harrow High School" had belonged to an independent school which, until its closure in the late 1980s, occupied a site across the road on Gayton Road.

The school was formerly a boys’ school, only becoming co-educational in 1998, and recently completed its first year as a specialistSports College. It has gained a number of national awards for the quality of its provision, including the Artsmark Gold award (2003), Sportsmark award (2002), Investors in People (1999) and Careers Education and Guidance award (1996).

Admissions

It is situated close to the University of Westminster Harrow Campus.

Pupils are drawn from, in and around Harrow, though a significant minority travel long distances from areas such as Brent, and they...
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