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 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.
A good performance was achieved by The Year 7 Harvey Athletics Team yesterday representing the Shepway District along with Folkestone School for Girls at the Regional Final at Medway Park. Overall Team placing was 4th with 1801 points, although the boys achieved several first places in their pool against tough opposition with excellent performances by Jonathan I, Steven W and Anmol Y amongst many others. All the boys in the relay events did especially well winning their pool races in the 4x 100m and Medley Relay with the girls. A superb effort by the team, including: Ben P, Byron S, Tristan P, Samuel L, James C, Kai Ben C and Toby Y
Toby Yemm has had a successful couple of weeks. During half term, Toby won the 1st Castle Triathlon Series race held in Ireland as well as the Deal Tri Dualathlon Junior Series 1 & 2. His efforts were so impressive that despite his age, he was asked if wanted to join the adults section!
Coming up soon, Toby along with Tristan Parmenter, Leon Santer & Archie Barwell are entered as Team Harvey Grammar in the PentathlonGB Biathlon event in Ashford. Despite all competing as individuals, their times all go towards the team event. Good luck to all the boys!!
Over the past two weeks, students from the Harvey have visited Ypres as part of their year 9 study into World War I. The visit brings together classroom learning with close links to the remembrance assemblies held in school each November. Harvey boys paid their respects to two Old Harveians who sadly lost their lives fighting in the fields surrounding the town of Ypres. As ever, the boys were a credit to the school in both appearance and behaviour. Thank you to all those who attended.