Harrow School is delighted to announce an agreement with Amity Education Group to widen access to a Harrow education by opening a new group of Harrow International Schools that will help to increase bursary funding in the UK.
Founded on Harrow’s unique traditions and educational approach, Amity will establish four new Harrow International Schools in India and one in the USA. The first two of these new schools will open in September 2023.
Harrow International School Bengaluru in India and Harrow International School New York in the USA will be coeducational and offer both day and boarding places.
Situated in a purpose-built 60-acre campus in Devanhilli and enjoying proximity to Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) International Airport, Harrow Bengaluru will offer students aged 11 to 18 an education based on the National Curriculum for England, and will prepare them for Cambridge International IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Harrow New York will be located in a stunning 170-acre campus in Oakdale on Long Island and will develop an innovative, bespoke curriculum to meet the needs of its students.
Harrow Bengaluru and Harrow New York will join a well-established educational community as members of the Harrow Family of Schools.
As well as Harrow School, this group comprises John Lyon School in the UK; the 10 existing Harrow-branded Schools operated by our founding international partner, Asia International School Limited in China, Thailand and Hong Kong; and Harrow School Online, which is operated by Pearson.
The Harrow name and Badge has been licensed to Harrow-branded schools since 1998.
The Harrow International Schools in India and New York will be privately and independently owned and operated by Amity, India’s leading international education group.
Over the last three decades, Amity has established 25 schools and 10 universities across India and in 13 other countries, including the USA (New York and San Francisco), where their flagship university has been awarded US Regional Accreditation by WASC.
Like Harrow, these highly ranked institutions are known for their academic rigour and holistic approach to character development.
The 175,000 students currently studying at an Amity campus are consistently amongst the highest grade-scorers internationally, and progress to leading universities, including Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge.
Inspired by Amity’s strong focus on the sciences and innovation, many Amity alumni have founded companies, filed patents and represented their countries internationally.
Harrow Bengaluru and Harrow New York will use Harrow School’s Name and Badge under a sub-licence granted by Harrow International Schools Limited (HISL), a trading subsidiary of the charity which owns Harrow School and its trademarks, in return for a fee.
Monies generated from Harrow-branded schools via HISL are largely used to help fund bursaries at Harrow School and The John Lyon School, which provide places for pupils who might otherwise not afford the fees.
Although the educational, administrative, financial and other operational responsibilities of the new Amity Harrow Schools rest solely with Amity, they are required under their sub-licences to reflect Harrow School’s educational purpose, practice, strategy and philosophy tailored to the needs of their particular students and locations.
Each school will be regularly reviewed by representatives of HISL and the schools’ Governing Boards will also include two HISL representatives.
John Batting, Harrow School’s Chairman of Governors, said: “We are delighted to be expanding the opportunity for students to access a Harrow education in two new geographies with Amity, a foundation with global educational expertise. Our joint aspiration is to establish world-class schools that offer a premium education based on the Harrow Values of courage, honour, humility and fellowship."
Dr Atul Chauhan, Amity’s President and Chancellor, added: “For Amity International Schools, blending modernity with tradition is a fundamental aspect of pedagogy. Our focus is on establishing a global outlook in our students, through an innovative curriculum that promotes their overall development and inculcates a deep respect for values. This partnership between two education leaders will bring together Amity’s uncompromising quest for quality education with Harrow’s 450-year-old tradition of outstanding education."