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.
Last weekend Benjamin N (DS4) successfully curated an art exhibition at the Brewery Tap Gallery in Tontine Street.
Titled 'We All Take Different Paths' the show featured the work of four Harvey artists past and present.
Two current Sixth Form art students Alex T (VS1) and Elliot T (DS3) were showcased and Ben included work from his own portfolio from last year.
'Old Boy' Kaan Gulum took time away from his studies, mid essay, at Brighton University to be at the opening.
The exhibition ran from Friday evening to Sunday and was very well attended.
On Monday 15th December we are holding our annual School Carol Service at 7.30pm in St Mary and St Eanswythe Church, Folkestone (click here for a map). Everyone is welcome to come along and sing their favourite carols and spend a moment thinking about the true meaning of Christmas. Following the service there will be mince pies and mulled wine served in St Eanswythe School Hall, opposite the church.
13 of our Year 8 students enjoyed the presentations that took place at the Marsh Academy in association with EDF. The presentations were on the fascinating topics of 'Ugly Animal Conservation' and 'The Material World'. The students represented the school with distinction. They asked and answered questions ranging from the uses of 3D printing to space elevators and took part in battles of the ugliest endangered species including the blob fish - winner of the ugliest animal award and the purple pig nosed frog!
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!