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.
The Box Clever theatre company visited the Harvey on 12th November to perform their version of Charles Dickens' festive favourite A Christmas Carol to Year 7. The performance was lively and interactive, and was enjoyed by staff and pupils alike. Well done to Year 7, who were complimented by the actors for their willing interaction and excellent behaviour.
On 21st October, Sixth Form English Literature students travelled to the University of Kent at Canterbury to hear a lecture on Shakespeare, and to take part in a workshop run by a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Colin Hurley, an experienced thespian who acted the part of Sir Toby Belch in the acclaimed 2013 production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night alongside Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry (also seen by Harvey students), led a dynamic workshop on the set text for Year 12, Othello. The workshop offered insights into the play which only an actor could provide, and made a refreshing change to the more academic approach of the classroom. Well done to all students who took part.
It's that time of year again........the nights are closing in, there's a chill in the air and the Harvey Panto is back to bring you good cheer!!!
This years panto is a big first for the Harvey;it has been written by our very own Owen Smith making it the first ever truly Harvey production. 'The Four Skilful brothers' is packed with jokes, laughter and panto fun, including a staff dance. Tickets are on sale NOW in the office for Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December starting at 7pm. Don't miss out a fun filled fantastic family evening.
The Year 7 Harvey boys enjoyed a day of alternative Physical Education activities at Fowlmead Country Park near Deal on Wednesday 8th July. Pupils were introduced to a fun day of cycling for several hours, over undulating terrain, in and out of obstacles and mastered different techniques over several courses.
On Friday 3rd July, a squad of 16 boys descended on Margate Beach for the County Beach Volleyball Championships.
With previous success at the event, the boys were confident of another good result when they arrived and saw how the beach had been transformed in to an 8 court beach volleyball arena. We entered 2 teams of 4 in both the Under 13 and Under 15 age groups and would face competition from schools from across the county. In the group stages, there were varying successes for our boys. The "A" team in both age groups remained unbeaten, leading to a favourable draw in the knock out stages, whilst the "B" sides both lost a game each. This proved important as it meant both would not progress further. Following further victories for the "A" teams, both teams played their finals on the show courts. The Under 13s faced Dane Court whilst Malling were our opponents for the Under 15s. Despite tight starts for both games, the quality of our boys came through with a substantial lead developing. This continued throughout the game with both sides returning home as victors.