About the school
Harrow School is an independent boarding secondary school for boys aged 13-18. It was established, by royal charter, in 1572 during the reign of Elizabeth I. It is operated as a Royal Charter Corporation, which is a charitable trust whose trustees are the school’s governors. The school licenses the Harrow name to a number of schools in Asia.
Values and vision
Harrow School believes that the success of students should not be measured purely by grades, but by their influence on the wider world.
The school believes that all organisations need strong and clearly expressed values to create identity, focus, unity and drive, and in order to answer the questions: “what do we belong to?”, “what’s important to us?”, “why do our collective efforts matter?”, and “what holds us together?”.
Harrow’s values of courage, honour, humility and fellowship aim to help the school to make decisions from day-to-day that mean members of its community behave and perform better. These four Values link closely to Harrow School’s Christian foundation, and the principles of “Godliness and good learning” established by its founder, John Lyon.
“Pupils are high achievers in all areas of their academic lives. Their success owes much to the strong and supportive boarding community to which they all belong and which gives the encouragement to work hard and aim high, and the confidence to set themselves ambitious goals.”
“Pupils invariably work hard and utilise their strong motivation and desire to succeed, and this is one of the main drivers in their success. The strong progress they make, and their all-round excellent achievement is enabled by many innovative approaches and initiatives introduced by school leaders.”