Harrow High School

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Harrow High School
Harrow High School LOGO.jpg
Harrow High School badge
Harrow High School is located in London Borough of Harrow
Harrow High School
Harrow High School
Harrow High School is located in Greater London
Harrow High School
Harrow High School
Harrow High School is located in England
Harrow High School
Harrow High School
Harrow High School is located in the United Kingdom
Harrow High School
Harrow High School
Gayton Road

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Coordinates51°34′50″N 0°19′39″W / 51.58053°N 0.32752°W / 51.58053; -0.32752Coordinates: 51°34′50″N 0°19′39″W / 51.58053°N 0.32752°W / 51.58053; -0.32752
Department for Education URN137177 Tables
HeadmasterPaul Gamble
Age11 to 18
Former pupilsOld Gaytonians

Harrow High School is a co-educational academy in the London Borough of Harrow and a specialist Sports College. It was previously called Gayton High School and Harrow County School for Boys. There was an independent school with the same name on a nearby site until the late 1980s.


Harrow County School for Boys crest.

The site was formerly the home of Harrow County School for Boys, a grammar school. In 1975, when the London Borough of Harrow adopted a comprehensive system of education, the school became known as Gayton High School: it remained 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 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.

Independent school[edit]

The name "Harrow High School" previously belonged to an independent school which, until its closure in the late 1980s, occupied a site across the road from the current school, on Gayton Road.

Old Gaytonians Association (OGA)[edit]

The Old Gaytonians Association gained its first two members in October 1911 but the association was officially established on 27 September 1912.[1]

It was named after the school publication of the same name, this name was chosen because the school site was on 'Gayton Road'.[1]

Notable Old Gaytonians[edit]

Harrow County School for Boys[edit]

The following were educated at the then Harrow County School for Boys:[2][3]

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.


  1. ^ a b "Loading..." www.oldgayts.org.
  2. ^ "Harrow County School for Boys". www.jeffreymaynard.com.
  3. ^ "Michael Portillo to unveil plaque at school's centenary". Harrow Times.
  4. ^ "Emeritus Profiles". arquivo.pt. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016.
  5. ^ Asthana, Anushka. The Times. London https://web.archive.org/web/20110611230629/http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article5851680.ece. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "All the news from Harrow - getwestlondon". www.harrowobserver.co.uk.

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