Harrow School is a full-boarding school for boys aged 13 to 18. It 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.
Mr Alastair Land (Head Master)
Religious affiliation: Church of England
Day/boarding type: Full Boarding
Gender profile: Boys only
Boarding fees per term:
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
310 / 6000
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Boarding: 13 to 18 (831)
Sixth Form: (338)
Our Learning Skills department leads our provision for boys with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Dr Susanna Pinkus, our Head of Learning Skills, manages a team of SEND specialist teachers, who support boys identified as having additional learning requirements.
The team works in tandem with House Masters, Masters and the rest of the School community to ensure that boys' needs are understood and met during their time at Harrow. Working in partnerships with parents is integral, and we warmly welcome their views. The voice of the boys is also central.
Although the School does not have the facilities to offer highly specialised and intensive provision, the SEND team supports boys with a wide range of needs which include Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Auditory Processing Difficulties and Dysgraphia. Provision is carefully considered for each boy and, where appropriate, 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.
Although some boys transfer to the School with existing diagnoses and assessments, boys can also be referred to the SEND team at any point in their time at Harrow. Through referral from a House Master, Master, Tutor or parent, we can arrange for boys to be assessed for Dyslexia and other conditions which may impact on learning. The provision of access arrangements for examinations is also co-ordinated by the Head of Learning Skills and determined by the Access Arrangements Board.
Parents considering Harrow for a boy with SEND should discuss their sons’ needs with the Registrar before registering, and provide reports from educational psychologists, medical professionals or other suitably qualified assessors.
A scholarship is an award for excellence in academic study, the arts or sport. For many of our 150 scholars, this award serves primarily as an acknowledgement of their achievements; they have a modest financial award, using to a value of 5% the School fees. For others, a scholarship can also be a route to securing more significant financial support via a means-tested bursary.
A boy may apply for more than one scholarship (e.g. academic, music and art).
At a certain point in the process, we ask the parents of bursary applicants to complete a confidential statement of financial circumstances, in order for us to establish the level of assistance that may be necessary. Some of our bursaries do not require an applicant to win a scholarship, but most have specific criteria that candidates must meet in order to be considered.
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies