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Harrow High School

Harrow High School
Established 1911
Type Academy
Headteacher Paul Gamble

Gayton Road
England Coordinates: 51°34′50″N 0°19′39″W / 51.58053°N 0.32752°W / 51.58053; -0.32752

DfE number
DfE URN Ofsted Pre-academy reports
Students 701
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

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


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.


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. 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).


On 1 August 2011, Harrow High School officially gained academy status.

OFSTED Inspection Performance (Office of Standards in Education)

  • 2004 - Satisfactory [1]
  • 2007/2008 - Outstanding [1]
  • 2008/2009 - Outstanding [1]

Notable former pupils

Harrow County School for Boys

Gayton High School

Harrow High School


  • May, Trevor. "The History of the Harrow County School for Boys". Harrow: Harrow County School for Boys, 1975 ISBN 0-9504535-0-1 199p.
  • "Golden Jubilee Book, 1911-1961". Farnham Common: R. G. Baker & Co., 1961 124p.
  • "The Gaytonian: The magazine of the County School, Harrow". 1911-1975.


External links

  • Edubase
  • Virtual Gaytonian

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