Looking ahead to the 450th anniversary of the foundation of the School in 2022, the Governors have set an ambitious development programme involving significant investment in our School buildings and facilities as well as the considerable expansion of our bursary provision.
Over the next five years, the Harrow Development Trust aims to raise over £100m to help fund the following projects:
Bursaries and Churchill Places
Over the next ten years, the School aims to increase significantly the opportunities for boys requiring financial assistance to come to Harrow. By 2025 the aim is to have 30% of boys on awards averaging 50% of the fees while greatly increasing the number of high-level bursaries.
A key part of this strategy, and in honour of our greatest alumnus, is the introduction of Churchill Places. The aim of this new bursary scheme is to find, nurture and produce ‘Churchills’ of the future – boys who, in their own way, demonstrate ‘Churchillian’ characteristics of personal courage, wide-ranging thinking and a global outlook, and who may one day change the world for the better.
Old Schools, the original Harrow School building constructed in 1615, now requires attention. In addition to a general external and internal refurbishment, the existing Old Armoury room is set to be repurposed as a state-of-the-art Teaching, AI and Learning Hub. This space will be used for experimental teaching practices, including the use of AI, teacher training and research and boys' independent study - a exciting fusion of the ancient and modern.
Amongst the School’s immediate priorities is the refurbishment of the Shepherd Churchill Dining Hall, and the construction of a new state-of-the-art science building providing an inspiring learning environment for Biology and Chemistry.
Later phases include a new Sports building, and a scheme providing safer, more direct thoroughfares across the east side of the Hill shifting the pupil centre away from the busy High Street.
Furthermore, the School also has a rolling programme of renovations to modernise each of our of boarding houses on the Hill. Currently The Grove and Druries are undergoing refurbishment projects which are due to complete by the end of 2020.