Whitmore High School

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Whitmore High School
Type Community school, Comprehensive
Headteacher Mrs Susan Hammond
Location Porlock Avenue,
North West London
Middlesex
HA2 0AD
England England Coordinates: 51°34′23″N 0°21′11″W / 51.573°N 0.353°W / 51.573; -0.353
Local authority Harrow
DfE URN 102239 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1047
Gender Mixed
Ages 12–19
Colours Grey, White and Black               
Website http://www.whitmore.harrow.sch.uk

Whitmore High School is a state Secondary School in the London Borough of Harrow in the North-west of London. The school's catchment area encompasses much of central, west and southern parts of Harrow. It is located just off Shaftesbury Circle.

History[edit]

Whitmore High School was created in September 1974 when the London Borough of Harrow, adopted a comprehensive system of education. Before this it was known Lascelles Secondary Modern School which consisted of two schools, with boys being taught in one half and girls in the other.[citation needed] Whitmore is now an established modern high school with a new sixth form and is a specialist Science College. In September 2010 the school moved to a new building which boasts state of the art IT facilities and many environmental features including a new 3G pitch build in March 2012

It has a 400 year old oak tree at the back of its playing field which was protected by a preservation order.[citation needed]However, this did not stop it from being cut down in March 2012 when the new building be built. Although a 360 years old oak tree still exists to date.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Uniform[edit]

The uniform consists of a black blazer, emblazoned with the Whitmore badge on the left hand side, black trousers (or skirt for girls), white Shirts and a grey and black striped tie. Please note the tie must be 7 stripes

The P.E. kit has a royal blue shirt or hooded jumper and black trousers or shorts.

Although sixth form students are allowed to wear their own clothes.

Sixth form[edit]

Whitmore opened its sixth form in 2005 as part of the borough's collegiate. Therefore, students can choose to whether they wish to stay on at Whitmore or to go to a different college. Uniform is not worn by sixth formers, and the students benefit from a purpose built study and common room.

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)[edit]

Whitmore Schools enters students for the GCCE and produces results slightly above the local and national averages.

GCSE Examination Performance[edit]

School A*-C Pass Rate
2008
A*-C Pass Rate
2009
A*-C Pass Rate
2010
English Baccalaureate Pass Rate
2010
Whitmore High School 61% 51% 40% 35%
Average for London Borough of Harrow 91.7% 61.8% 59.7% 23.6%
Average for England 43.6% 51.7% 62.7% 15.1%
  • The table on shows the percentage of students gaining five A* to C grades, including English and Maths
  • The rightmost column shows the percentage of students gaining five A* to C grades, in five core subjects - maths; English; two science qualifications; a foreign language and either history or geography.
  • Source: Department for Education[1]
  • Full GCSE results for the London Borough of Harrow

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