Churchill Boys High School, Harare
|Headmaster||Mr P. Mugwanda|
|Number of students||1350|
Churchill School is a boys' high school located in the Eastlea suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe. The school had the first school pipe band in Zimbabwe and produces cricket players of a national and international calibre.
At one time, the school's pipe band was in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest piping hours. Pipers Neville Workman, Patrick Forth, Paul Harris and Clive Higgins blew their pipes for a combined 100 hours in July 1976, breaking the previous record of 80 hours.
Founded in 1950 as Salisbury East Boys' High School, headmaster E.J. 'Jeeves' Hougaard helped inspire most of Churchill's traditions. Hougaard is credited with establishing the name of the school and its affiliation to Winston Churchill and his family, and the school mascot, the bulldog. The school was established using the name Eastlea Boys High School and operated at the Roosevelt Girls High for the first two terms while a block was being built at Eastlea Boys High. It happened then that the Headmaster Mr. Hougaard wrote to the then Prime Minister of England, Sir Winston Spencer Churchill to rename the Eastlea Boys High School after him and the permission was granted. Since then the school has been known as Churchill School.Two boarding Houses which had about 180 pupils, were named Winston and Spencer House. The games houses (Akroyd, Beaumont, Cardell, Hamilton, Maxwell and Wakeham) recall pilots who died in the Battle of Britain. These houses compete in sports and cultural activities for the prestigious Governors Cup
The school offers a number of sporting disciplines such as rugby,hockey,cricket,basketball,tennis,soccer,water polo,volleyball,golf,swimming,athletics,cross country,squash and at one time shooting. It has a very passionate sporting culture which has been carried on for generations. It is regaurded as one of Zimbabwe's best sporting schools and competes for top honors with Harare's other big sporting schools, mainly St Georges College, St John's College and Prince Edward. The bulldogs hold a top 10 spot in every sporting discipline that they offer.
Their cricket team is the most successful high school cricket team in Zimbabwe as it has held the number 1 spot in Zimbabwe's Schools Cricket One Day League and has produced players like Hamilton Masakadza, Tatenda Taibu, Elton Chigumbura, Larmeck Mufambisi e.t.c.
Their soccer team is also one of the most popular teams in the country and has went on to produce soccer stars such as Samson Choruwa, Norman Maroto and Eddie Mashiri.
The Rugby team which is popularly known as the bulldogs enjoys a relative amount of success and like the cricket team, is highly rated. It is the most important team in the school and has also produced excellent rugby players namely Tendai Mtawarira,TooBad,Jedza,Shingie,Madondo,Dan Hondo e.t.c
Other influential personalities 
The school also has produced visionaries in the business field such as Interfin's Farai Rwodzi and Kingdom Holdings Founder Nigel Chanakira. In politics figures such as Bright Matonga and Leo Mugabe are all products of Churchill School. It produced Chengetai Madondo a pioneering black swimmer in a sport usually dominated by non-black athletes. The Athletics team is credited for bringing up the likes of Ngoni Makusha and Gabriel Mvumvure both Olympic athletes. The 2005-2008 period saw great athletes pass by the doors of Churchill under the strict eye of top Coach Mr. Wellington Zingwe.
- Guinness Records, Guinness superlatives Ltd.,(1984) p182