Nower Hill High School

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Nower Hill High School
George V Avenue

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MottoService not self
EstablishedApril 8th 1929
Department for Education URN137028 Tables
Chair of GovernorsKevin Ward
HeadteacherChris Livesey
Age11 to 18
Colour(s)Navy Blue     
PublicationNower Hill News (every term)
Badges3 small scimitars
and a sword

Nower Hill High School is a secondary academy school with a sixth form, in Pinner in the London Borough of Harrow. The school currently has around 300 pupils in each year group including over 400 in the Sixth form, making over 1900 pupils in the school. Pupils range from 11–18 years of age. In 2011 the school changed to academy status.

The school, then known as Headstone School, started life in 1929 when the red brick building in Pinner Road was built. Its "houses", commemorating famous former residents of Harrow and one historical building, were Byron, Becket, Shaftesbury and Manor. Colours, in the order of the houses given, were Green, Blue, Red and Orange.[1]

The left hand side of the school's crest is based on the medieval coat of arms of Middlesex, a county of England now absorbed into London. It shows three Anglo-Saxon short notched swords or seaxes (the names 'seax' and 'Saxon' may be related).[2][3][4]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  • Mr C.J. Boyden (September 1, 1929 - September 1, 1943)
  • H.W.J. Manson (September 1, 1943 - September 1, 1963)
  • Mr E.J.R. Dey (September 1, 1963 - September 1, 1969)
  • Mr F.R.H. Gristwood (September 1, 1969 - September 1, 1983)
  • Mr S.P. Hensby (September 1, 1983 - September 1, 1999)
  • Mr H. Freed (September 1, 2000 - September 1, 2013)
  • Mr C.J. Livesey (September 1, 2013 - Incumbent)


  1. ^ "History & Background". Nower Hill High School. Archived from the original on 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  2. ^ Doherty, F., The Anglo Saxon Broken Back Seax. Retrieved on 20 February 2008
  3. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary - Saxon. Retrieved on 20 February 2008.
  4. ^ Civic Heraldry of England and Wales - Greater London. Retrieved on 20 February 2008.

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Coordinates: 51°35′29″N 0°21′55″W / 51.59139°N 0.36528°W / 51.59139; -0.36528