Welcome to the Harvey Grammar School website
Mr S Norman
I would like to thank you for your interest in the Harvey Grammar School. Our school is a community of happy, well-disciplined and bright young men, served by an experienced and enthusiastic staff who have a trusted track record of helping our pupils develop into well rounded individuals with excellent academic records.
We feel passionately about wanting our pupils to enjoy their time at the Harvey and do all we can to help them develop into self-assured, articulate and helpful young men, ready and equipped to go on to the next stage of their careers.
We will encourage your son to “work hard, play hard” but also to show care and compassion for his fellow pupils. We have high expectations, but with the outstanding quality of teaching and wide range of extra-curricular activities offered by the school, we ensure that every pupil is able to identify and develop to a high standard his particular talents, whether they be in the academic, sporting, creative or other fields.
Yr7 and 8 are invited to enter in the 'Science in the News' competition.
You are to choose a news item which interests you from BBC Nature or BBC Science. You must then create a fun and creative information sheet/poster on this subject (A3 sheets can be collected from Miss Pritt).
It must be well presented, written in your own words and as recommended, include further research from other websites, books and news papers.
Completed posters must be handed in to Miss Pritt by Tuesday March 15th.
Prizes to be won!!!
On behalf of our year 7 and 8 pupils I would like to invite you to come and watch 'The Not So Ordinaries' which will be performed on THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY AT 5.30PM in the school hall. Our younger pupils are bursting with enthusiasm, have been rehearsing hard and would love to perform their play in front of a full audience. The play will last 45 minutes and entry is only £1 on the door. Please come and support their efforts and enjoy a very entertaining production.
Fourteen intrepid Year 13 Chemists were provided with the opportunity to take the Aspirin that they had made at school and have it analysed by multi-million pound machinery at Pfizer yesterday. It provided the students with 'hands on' time with these rare machines as part of a tour of the site. All groups had managed to make Aspirin, some had managed to make a few bazaar compounds as well! The students really appreciated the time taken by the company helping them identify the structures of their compounds and found the experience very really useful.
The Year 13 Chemists visited Givaudan today. They discovered how the firm use Science to analyse bad smells to find chemicals that can mask them. Students also got to make Coca Cola flavour and stumbled on the secret mix of lemon, lime and cinnamon along the way!
After lunch we toured the production plant where they make up to 10,000 litres of perfume at a time from robotically controlled warehouses. The students, as always, were a great credit to the school.
On Saturday January 6th 2016 three Harvey students represented the school with distinction at the Kent Schools Swimming Championships at Medway Park, under the expert guidance of Folkestone Swimming Club's Head Coach Kevin O'Connor. Jack S , Tristan C achieved personal best times and Casey O'C achieved close to his PB. The School would like to take this opportunity to thank Kevin O'Connor for his expert guidance and support.
The annual Harvey Carol Service is this coming Monday, 14th December, 7.30pm at St Mary and St Eanswythe Church, Folkestone. Come along and sing your favourite Christmas Carols accompanied by the school orchestra, and spend a few moments reflecting on the Christmas story. Everyone is welcome, and there will be seasonal refreshments afterwards.