Whitmore High School

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Whitmore High School
Type Community school, Comprehensive
Headteacher Sue Hammond
Chair of Governors Dr Iain Farrell
Location Porlock Avenue,
England England
51°34′23″N 0°21′11″W / 51.573°N 0.353°W / 51.573; -0.353Coordinates: 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 1653
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–19
Website www.whitmore.harrow.sch.uk

Whitmore High School is a state secondary school in the London Borough of Harrow. The school's students are mostly drawn from the wider Harrow area. In March 2015, the school was judged "Outstanding" by Ofsted for the second time.[1][2]


Whitmore High School was created in September 1974 when the London Borough of Harrow adopted a comprehensive system of education. It was formerly two schools on one site, Lascelles Boys' Secondary School and Lascelles Girls' Secondary School.

Whitmore is now an established community comprehensive school with a sixth form and is a specialist Science College. In September 2010 the school moved to a new building.

Whitmore High School's last two Ofsted inspections, one in 2007[3] and the latest in 2015,[1] have both judged the school as "Outstanding".

Sixth Form[edit]

Whitmore opened its sixth form in 2005 as part of the borough's "collegiate" post-16 offer.[4] Along with the rest of the school, Whitmore's sixth form was judged as "Outstanding" by Ofsted in 2015.[1]

The construction of a new sixth form block began in late 2013, and the finished building opened in 2015, consisting of six classrooms and a new sixth form common room and study area.


The uniform consists of a black blazer, emblazoned with the Whitmore badge on the left hand side, black trousers (or skirt for girls), white buttoned shirt and a grey and black striped tie. Pupils may also choose to wear a black v-necked jumper and in colder months may wear a coat (blue or black).

Blazer: Black, single-breasted, with school badge*
Shirt: Plain white, with collar and buttons to top so suitable for ties, (not "Polo" style or casual) and must be worn tucked in
Tie: School tie*
Pullover/Slipover: Black, V-necked, fine-knit
Skirt: Plain black of appropriate length, style and material for school, “A” line (not pleated mini-skirts)
Trousers: Plain black in 'classic' school style and material
Socks or Tights: Plain white or black (no patterned tights; no "above the knee" socks)
Shoes: Plain black with black laces if used (no trainers, boots, canvas plimsolls or high heels)

Items marked with an asterisk* are also available from Student Services at the school.

PE and Games Kit [5][6]

Students are expected to have appropriate kit for all PE lessons. In the event of kit being forgotten, students are expected to participate wearing the school’s small stock of shared spare kit.

Royal blue polo shirt with the school emblem, which is compulsory
Royal blue football socks
Black shorts
Trainers - Strictly no black soles. Astroturf trainers will not be allowed in the sports hall
Royal Blue sweatshirt with the school emblem
Black or grey tracksuit trousers in colder weather

You can find more information here.

Former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ofsted, inspection report for Whitmore High School, 2015
  2. ^ Ofsted, Inspection Reports page for Whitmore High School, accessed July 2015, [1]
  3. ^ Ofsted, inspection report for Whitmore High School, 2007
  4. ^ Sixth form education in Harrow, Harrow Council website, accessed July 2015 [2]
  5. ^ School website
  6. ^ Personal expiriance

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