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Introduction

Looking for best private boarding schools for boys in UK? Harrow School in Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex is one of England's leading private independent schools, one of a very few schools still specialising in providing a high quality boarding school education for boys.

For the purposes of the academic curriculum there are five year-groups: Shell, Remove, Fifth Form, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth.

First Year

Boys normally enter Harrow at age 13 from a wide variety of schools: the Shell therefore provides a foundation-year covering a large number of subjects. All boys take English, French or Spanish, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Latin or Classical Civilisation or Japanese, Religious Studies, Art, Music, Design Technology and Information Technology. Greek, German or Spanish are offered to boys with good linguistic ability.

Second and Third Years

In the Remove and Fifth Form boys work towards GCSE and/or IGCSE examinations.

Most subjects require two years for their GCSE courses; however, pupils take Religious Studies GCSE in one year and some pupils also take French and Mathematics at the end of the Remove, going on to more advanced study. Lessons in Study Skills are also available.

International GCSEs are slightly harder than GCSE and thus a better preparation for A-level than normal GCSEs. The following subjects are offered: Maths, History, French, Spanish, German, and Biology.

By the end of the Fifth Form all boys will have taken English Language, English Literature, French or Spanish, Mathematics, Religious Studies and a Science. In addition to these core subjects pupils choose, in a wide variety of combinations, four other subjects from History, Geography, Latin, Classical Civilisation, Greek, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Music, Art and Design Technology.

Fourth and Fifth Years

In the Sixth Forms all pupils are expected to take AS-level in four main subjects, going on to A-level in at least three. There are many to choose from including English Literature, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Ancient History, Political Studies, Religious Studies, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design Technology, Physical Education, Music, Music Technology, Art, History of Art, Theatre Studies, Statistics and Photography.

Each boy is given plenty of help to make sure that his chosen combination is appropriate to his interests, abilities and future plans. Some boys reach beyond A-level to work for entrance to Oxford and Cambridge, and to universities abroad, particularly in America. For the latter, we prepare boys to take American SAT exams.

A-levels are the norm in most good schools, despite the impression sometimes given in the media.



Fees

  • 7 days boarding: GBP 12,850 per term

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 0 825 825

Director Details

Year Of Foundation

1572

Some History

Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I. It is located in a leafy 300-acre estate, encompassing much of Harrow on the Hill in northwest London. As stewards of many cherished traditions, today’s Harrovians follow in the footsteps of The Giants of Old, united by strength of character, lasting friendships and the desire to be of good influence.

About the school

  • Long description:
    Provision for boys with special education needs (SEN) is led by the Learning Skills department which supports boys identified as having additional learning needs or requirements. The team works in close partnership with House Masters, division Masters and the rest of the School community to ensure that boys' needs are understood and met during their time at Harrow. Although we do not have the facilities to offer highly specialised and intensive support, the SEN team supports boys with a range of needs which include Dyslexia, Dsypraxia, Auditory Processing Difficulties and Dysgraphia. Provision is carefully considered for each boy and, where necessary, a bespoke plan of support is established. This may include individual or group lessons, extra assistance in the form room or additional help with prep or study skills.

Academic life

  • Course languages offered:
    English

Interests & Activities

  • Support programs
    Learning Differences Support
  • Special needs catered for
    Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Learning difficulties, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

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Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Harrow School: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, UK | Best Boarding Schools

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Address

Mainstream school with Special Educational Needs provision including *Dyslexia, *Dyspraxia, *Auditory Processing Difficulties and *Dysgraphia (boys 13-18 years) , 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, United Kingdom, Postcode - HA1 3HW

Phone - +44 20 30 269 440
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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