Harrow High School

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Harrow High School
Harrow High School badge present.jpeg
Harrow High School badge
Established 1911
Type Academy
Headmaster Paul Gamble
Location Gayton Road
Greater London
Coordinates: 51°34′50″N 0°19′39″W / 51.58053°N 0.32752°W / 51.58053; -0.32752
DfE number 310/4033
DfE URN 137177 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 701
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Former pupils Old Gaytonians
Website Harrow High School

Harrow High School /ˈhær/[1] 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.


Harrow County School for Boys crest.

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 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)[edit]

  • 2004 - Satisfactory [2]
  • 2007/2008 - Outstanding [2]hhh
  • 2008/2009 - Outstanding [2]

Old Gaytonians Association (OGA)[edit]

The Old Gaytonians Association gained its first two members in October 1911 but the association was officially established on the 27th September 1912.[3]

It was named after the school publication of the same name, this name was chosen because the school site was on 'Gayton Road'.[4]

Notable Old Gaytonians[edit]

Harrow County School for Boys [5][6][edit]

Gayton High School[edit]

Harrow High School[edit]


  • 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.


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