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The Grove Campaign

The Grove, founded in 1820, is one of the oldest and most beautiful Houses at Harrow. In December 2016, the Harrow Governors approved a project for its renovation. The plan is to extensively remodel the existing House and to construct an extension to the north side of the building.


A campaign is underway to raise £2 - £3 million to fund this project, which will deliver:

  • New Common Rooms and light, spacious communal areas. 
  • A substantial new boys' entrance. 
  • A new Tutor's room for one-to-one teaching support. 
  • Fit-for-purpose accommodation for the Assistant House Master and the Matron. 

Contributions are being received at all levels from those with ties to the House: Old Grovites, current and past parents, and friends. It is heartening to see participation coming from such a broad base and every gift makes a difference, regardless of amount.

Project Update 

  • The Planning Application has been submitted and the decision is expected by the end of 2017. 
  • The fundraising campaign began in February 2017.  £2.2 million has been raised in donations and pledges, and a further £500,000 is required to reach the target. 
  • Subject to planning permission, and the balance of funds being raised, the project is due to commence early 2018.
  • View more about about the project in the Harrow-School-The-Grove-Presentation.pdf

This much-needed renovation will make such a difference to the day-to-day lives of the boys. Furthermore, it will be a magnificent way for us all to celebrate  The Grove’s 200th anniversary in 2020.

Christopher Tolman - House Master,The Grove