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.
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.
Last week several Year 12 students from the Harvey Grammar School visited Stelling Minnis Primary to deliver a History lesson on the Battle of Hastings. The year 3 and 4 pupils were very enthusiastic about the resources the Harvey students had prepared and our year 12 historians were excellent ambassadors for the Harvey. Well done!
Last week in assembly volunteers from the student body stepped forward to present policies from the major parties of the 2015 election. The students spoke with confidence and the hustings in the hall on Friday allowed for other pupils to ask questions and join in with the debate. The week of the election students at the Harvey will be casting their votes in tutor time to support their preferred party and decide on the outcome of the mock election in our school. Well done to all students who stepped forward to represent a party or helped out with the mock election!
There will be a Tag Day and Cake sale on Friday 8th May. Minimum £1 donation is requested, although we would encourage you to donate more. HEN will also be selling cakes in L27 at morning break and lunch time. All proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee Nepal Earthquake Appeal.