Harrow High School
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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.
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Notable former pupils
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- Clive Anderson, comedy writer and broadcaster
- Professor Michael Biggs, Professor of Aesthetics, University of Hertfordshire, writer on arts research
- Air Chief Marshal John Boothman KCB KBE DFC AFC Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Coastal Command 1953-1956, and outright winner of the Schneider Trophy in the Supermarine S6B, 1931
- Donald Box, Conservative MP for Cardiff North 1959-66
- Sir Sydney Caine KCMG Director, London School of Economics 1957-1967
- Sir Horace Cutler OBE, Leader Greater London Council 1977-1981
- Professor Nicholas de Lange, Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Cambridge
- Professor Kel Fidler, Vice Chancellor of University of Northumbria 2001-8, and Chairman of the Engineering Council 2005-2011
- Andrew Findon, flautist
- Professor Robin Ganellin FRS, Emeritus Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University College London
- Roger Glover, musician, Deep Purple, Rainbow
- Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC (Hon), HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Service
- Robin Leach, actor & broadcaster
- Sir Leigh Lewis KCB, former Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions
- Donald McMorran RA, architect
- Professor Roger Mercer OBE, archaeologist, and President, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 2005-2008
- Sir Derek Morris, former Chairman of the Competition Commission; Provost, Oriel College, Oxford
- Simon Napier-Bell, music manager and record producer
- Stephen Norrington, film director, Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- Sir Paul Nurse PRS, 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; President 2010-2015, Royal Society
- Paul Oliver, architectural historian and writer on the blues and other forms of African-American music.
- Geoffrey Perkins, writer, and former Head of Comedy, BBC Television
- Geoffrey Pinnington, editor of The People 1972-82
- Michael Portillo, journalist and broadcaster, former Conservative politician and Cabinet Minister
- Major-General Andrew Ritchie CBE, Commandant, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 2003-2006
- Cardew Robinson, comic
- Sir Nigel Sheinwald GCMG, British Ambassador to the United States 2007-2012
- Professor Anthony Smith CBE, Director, British Film Institute 1979-1988; President, Magdalen College, Oxford 1988-2005.
- Stephen South, Formula Three driver
- Jamie Stewart (The Cult), musician, The Cult
- Martin Walker, editor-in-chief emeritus, UPI
- Martin Townsend, journalist and editor of the Sunday Express
- Anthony Young, Baron Young of Norwood Green, former Deputy General Secretary, Communication Workers Union; former Governor, BBC; formerly Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Kieran Healy, Emmy Award Winning Lighting Designer of American Idol, Board of Governors, Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, USA
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- 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.
- Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, p. 368, ISBN 9781405881180
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- Asthana, Anushka. The Times (London) http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article5851680.ece
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