We were honoured to welcome Ms Christina Scott, the Acting British High Commissioner to Harrow International School Bengaluru on 30 November 2023. Ms Scott led the school assembly, engaging students in an interactive discussion on the role of governments and diplomats around the world.
Students were enthralled, as Ms Scott shared her inspiration for becoming a public servant and the highlights from her time working in the UK, serving as Head of State in Anguilla, the British West Indies and as Deputy Ambassador to China. After the assembly, a small group of senior students enjoyed an informal conversation with Ms Scott, discussing the importance of conversation in diplomacy and the importance of making the most of extra-curricular activities at school.
Congratulations to 20 of our students who have qualified for the regional round of the International Finance Olympiad and Global Economics Olympiad. Organised by the International Institute of Financial Markets (IIFM) in New Delhi, the Finance Olympiad is an initiative aimed at making young learners familiar with the need and art of managing money. The Global Economic Olympiad is aimed at encouraging students to develop the analytical skills and business acumen needed to understand complex markets and succeed in the professional world. Both competitions were open to students from Grade 9-12 across the country and the Harrow International Bengaluru students excelled, competing against hundreds of other students. We wish them all the best as they now strive to qualify for the grand finale which is scheduled to take place in New Delhi in January 2024.
Harrow International School Bengaluru is proud to have been ranked as the ‘Best Emerging High Potential International School in India’ at the Education World awards in Delhi. Mr. Andrew Leale, Head Master, and Ms. Melanie Robinson, Director Curriculum, represented the School to collect the prestigious awards. As a newly opened Harrow campus, launched in August 2023, we were glad to receive recognition for our outstanding campus, our highly impressive 100 strong initial cohort of students and our exceptional international and Indian teaching faculty. With our first group of IGCSE and AS Level candidates taking their exams this May and our growing reputation for combining academic excellence, co-curricular engagement and outstanding pastoral care, we very much hope that further recognition will follow in the months and years to come!
Congratulations to the two Harrow teams who took part in the Science Bowl held at Stonehill School last weekend. Two Grade 9 Harrow teams took on opponents, largely consisting of students in Grades 11 and 12, in challenges across Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. One of the two Harrow teams was placed 6th out of the 50 teams who entered and the other achieved a podium place in the Meteorology Round. Thank you to the Harrow teams for representing the school with honour and humility!
In the heart of the school, amidst the cheers and groans of passionate fans, the stage was set for an unforgettable intraschool football tournament. The Karnataka Kickers, Devanahalli Dynamos, and Bangalore Blasters, three spirited Harrow Bengaluru teams, came together to compete in a historic maiden tournament on our new football field. The tournament had it all – dramatic goals, nail-biting draws and a rain-interrupted final that only added to the excitement. Fans and players alike will fondly remember this tournament as a testament to the courage, honour and fellowship of all those involved.
The annual cricket fixture between Harrow School and Eton College took place on Friday 12 May at Lord’s Cricket Ground, just a few weeks prior to the World Test Championship Final between India and Australia in London.
In front of a healthy crowd of school students, parents, Old Harrovians and Old Etonians, Harrow batted first and scored an impressive 275 in their 50 overs. The Eton response was strong but ultimately fell four runs short of the target, hence confirming a further Harrow victory in this fixture which first took place in 1805.
The Harrow team started their season with a tour of India in December and has since made a strong start to their English cricket season, with impressive victories over Wellington College and St Edward’s, Oxford prior to their annual visit to Lord’s.
Harrow School in London has announced another set of superb university offers from some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Over the past few months the school has received no less than 18 offers from Ivy League universities in the US and a total of 74 offers from QS Top Ten ranked universities around the world. Within the UK, Harrow students have received nine offers from Cambridge University, six from Oxford University, 15 from Imperial and 36 from UCL.
Harrow Bengaluru’s faculty members will be meeting at Harrow School in London for the first stage of the faculty induction programme in July, during which they will have the chance to further develop collaboration with the UK university counselling team and other teachers.
Harrow Bengaluru is excited to announce that we will be offering tours of our campus from 15 May 2023. With the main academic building and the first boarding houses complete, we look forward to showing parents around these buildings, classrooms, and the wider school campus.
Harrow Bengaluru benefits from exceptional facilities in every area of school life. In the main academic building, visitors will have the chance to tour our state-of-the-art STEM centre, which features numerous well-equipped labs, designed to encourage active, collaborative learning, as well as an IT hub and robotics lab. Also within the academic building are an extensive school library, a drama ‘black box’, art and dance studios, music performance and practice rooms, as well as numerous spacious, fully IT equipped classrooms and Harkness rooms. Beyond the academic area stands our sports village with a full sized astroturf football pitch, cricket nets and wickets, squash and tennis courts, an Olympic sized 50m swimming pool, fitness and yoga gyms, a full sized sports hall and a 400m running track. Adjacent to this area stand our superbly equipped boarding houses and a 600 seat auditorium for assemblies, lectures and music, drama and dance performances.
Harrow Bengaluru looks forward to showing families around our wonderful campus and invites you to contact the admissions team to arrange your visit. The school will officially commence Aug 2023.
Harrow International School Bengaluru convened its second Parent Information Session in Bengaluru on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the JW Marriott. The event was very well attended by over 160 parents and guests. The event was anchored by Dr. Moses Satralkar who welcomed the guests and organized media invites.
Head Master, Mr. Andrew Leale (Oxford University, UK) made a comprehensive presentation that covered the history, ethos, vision, mission, curriculum accreditations, subject combinations, infrastructure, co-curricular activities, faculty profiles and scholarship opportunities.
The event was well-appreciated by the participants in the audience that comprised affluent parents, expatriates, and diverse stakeholders including those from media, corporate industries/MNCs, club representatives, forum members, private entrepreneurs, diplomats and former military personnel.
The session was followed by an interactive Open Forum where the participating parents asked a number of questions on admissions pre-requisites, the difference between A levels and IBDP, university placements, as well as the daily school routine. Parents and students that attended were from a range of premium Schools across Bengaluru.
Media present included Money Control, Education Today, Education World and other local News agencies. Overall, the event was a big success and was appreciated by all stakeholders.
The Harrow Bengaluru team has been traveling across India over recent weeks, meeting parents and prospective pupils in a number of different cities. Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Guwahati have all seen visits by the admissions team as the excitement grows ahead of our opening in August. The Head Master, Mr. Andrew Leale, addressed parents at open forums in both Ahmedabad and Kolkata, fielding questions on international curriculums, the benefits of boarding schools, and the unique benefits of British legacy schools in India, in which he drew on his experience from Oxford University, Harrow School and beyond. Further city visits are planned in February and March, details of which will be shared on our social media channels.
Our Head Master, Mr. Andrew Leale, has featured within a number of publications over the past weeks as interest in Harrow Bengaluru continues to build.
Interviews with Mr. Leale can be found in Education World Magazine, where he was in conversation with Editor in Chief, Mr. Dilip Thakore, and in Careers 360 Magazine. On both occasions, Mr. Leale extolled the virtues of Harrow’s academic programme, which aspires to bring the very highest level of global education to Bengaluru, and shared the value he attaches to holistic boarding style education. The full interviews can be found in these links:
Other prominent publications in which we have been featured include:
Education World (Cover page story)
Education World (July 2023)
Education Times (Bengaluru edition - August 2023)
Our students are also making waves for their unique talents and abilities:
Times of India (Mys Teen to be part of World Sailing Meet)