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.
This years panto will leave you wanting more!! The Harvey 2014 school pantomime is on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December 2014 starting at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm there will be refreshments available and a raffle drawn during the evening. Tickets can be bought in the Office any time and available both evenings on the door. Concessions and family tickets available as it will be great fun for everyone. Come join in the jokes and laughter and see if Robin Hood will live happily ever after. .
Four year 8 footballers were selected to attend a gifted and talented football day at Simon Langton Boys Grammar School. This session was run by inspire sport who work closely with the academy coaches at Valencia FC. The boys all took part in a variety of coaching tasters with one session being run by the U15 Valencia academy coach who recently took his team to national victory. All four thoroughly enjoyed the experience and now want to go to Valencia for more!
Givaudan, a chemical manufacturer specialising in aroma products, conducted research with our sixth form to generate evidence behind the theory that young people have a greater sensitivity to smell compared to older folks. The work undertaken yesterday forms part of Givaudan's global research on this project and the conclusions will be sent to us later. Our 6th form were fantastic and a credit to the school!
Pupils were awarded for their sketchbooks at the opening of the Folkestone Art society autumn show at the Grand, attended by the Mayor Cllr. Alan North.
Winner of the GCSE section was Issac B DS5 and highly commended was Luke A RS5.
The prize, named after the late wife of society patron Graham Gordon was presented by the Rye artist Fiona Graham-McKay known for her royal portraits and work in war torn Afghanistan. The boys also have the opportunity to work with her in her studio for a day.
On 19th November, Chris Bradford, author of the bestselling 'Young Samurai' and 'Bodyguard' series gave a presentation to members of Key Stage 3. Besides being a popular author, Chris is also a trained bodyguard, and he gave the boys some tips on the skills needed to protect a VIP and guard against physical attack. Chris is also an expert in several martial arts, and he gave a the boys a fascinating insight into the arcane skills of the samurai warrior (complete with real samurai sword!) and the ninja.
Chris's presentation was varied, dynamic and definitely 'hands-on!' Afterwards boys got the opportunity to question Chris about his writing and other activities, and to buy signed copies of his books. Anyone interested in finding out more about his works should visit www.chrisbradford.co.uk
Pupils and parents are invited to apply for a FREE place at the Medlink UK Day at Nottingham University on Wednesday 17th Dec 2014. Any pupil in Year 10 upwards is able to attend the day (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) where you'll hear from and meet admissions tutors, medical students. doctors and nursing staff. An independent study fair is available to help improve your grades. UK and overseas medical schools will also be represented. Further details and on-line registration can be found at http://medlink-uk.net/