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.
Yesterday two trees that were kindly donated by Mr Caudwell were planted outside the Old Kitchen in memory of Wangari Maathai. Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan political and environmental activist and her country's assistant minister of environment, natural resources and wildlife. In 2004 Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the first African woman and the first environmentalist to be awarded the prize. She died on the 25th of September 2011.
Mr Caudwell's kind donation highlights the ongoing support from Victory House for the Mount Kenya Manyatta Project. He presented the trees to the House during an assembly where he gave an update of the project. So far £3,500 has been raised to build and resource a community school and help with on-going local nursery projects.
Seven of our Science Ambassadors taught 5 to 8yr old Beaver Scouts about chromatography, fingerprinting and acids and alkali's at the 1st Cheriton Scout Hut yesterday. The Beaver Scouts really enjoyed all of the activities and our Ambassadors (who included two intrepid Yr8's!) had fun too! Mr Maull checked the Beavers Science knowledge afterwards to help them achieve their Science badge! Yet again our Ambassadors did us proud!
Just before the start of term we received the box of PE equipment that we acquired through the Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers you collected last year. We now have extra basketballs, volleyballs, rugby and footballs, some tag rugby belts and a table tennis bat (pictured). So a big thank you to everyone who sent in their vouchers, it was much appreciated!
AS Level Physics students represented the school this term at Hawkinge and Capel-Le-Ferne primary school. The students enthusiastically delivered a session about forces and speed before leading them through the wacky races challenge. Both days were hugely successful and the schools were very complimentary about the Harvey students. Well done to Team Eliminator and Team DK Pegasus Dippers on winning the competition. I would like to say a massive thank you to the students who gave up their time to assist the day; Sam Baker, Jacob Osmond, Alex Smith, Dominic Amaku, Thomas Mullan, Simon Imm, Jack Hedges, Michael-John Kenny, Ben Lee, Charlie Green, Alexander Dixon, Thomas Curran and Ben Ross. As well as a thankyou to Mrs Brunsdon and Mr Bottomley for their efforts in rolling out the project.
During the last two weeks of the summer term Year 7 students were taken to Dover Castle to explore the historic site. Students took part in a work shop looking at code breaking during WWII and were able to crack complex code systems including the Viginère cypher. They were then able to tour the castle grounds and the keep and explore the changing nature of the castle from when the site was established in the 12th Century, through to its crucial role during the Second World War.
A selection of year 12 boys from the Harvey represented the school this week at the War and Peace Show. The Harvey students were able to see the vehicles and weaponry of modern warfare up close as well as exploring the Vintage Village which re-created a town on the Home Front during WWII. They were also able to tour the living history section of the event where re-enactors had created battle scenes and camps from previous conflicts. It was also pleasing to see many of the Harvey students helping out with the event through the cadets.