Whitmore High School

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Template:Infobox UK school Whitmore High School is a state Secondary School in the London Borough of Harrow in the North-west of London. The school's catchment area encompasses much of central, west and southern parts of Harrow. It is located just off Shaftesbury Circle.

History

Whitmore High School was created in September 1974 when the London Borough of Harrow, adopted a comprehensive system of education. Before this it was known Lascelles Secondary Modern School which consisted of two schools, with boys being taught in one half and girls in the other.Template:Citation needed Whitmore is now an established modern high school with a new sixth form and is a specialist Science College. In September 2010 the school moved to a new building which boasts state of the art IT facilities and many environmental features including a new 3G pitch build in March 2012

It has a 400 year old oak tree at the back of its playing field which was protected by a preservation order.Template:Citation neededHowever, this did not stop it from being cut down in March 2012 when the new building be built. Although a 360 years old oak tree still exists to date.

Notable Alumni

  • Skins (TV series) and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel.
  • Actor Vincent Winter.
  • Adam and the Ants drummer Terry Lee Miall.
  • Watford, Southend, Peterborough and Barnet football player Derek Payne.

Uniform

The uniform consists of a black blazer, emblazoned with the Whitmore badge on the left hand side, black trousers (or skirt for girls), white Shirts and a grey and black striped tie. Please note the tie must be 7 stripes

The P.E. kit has a royal blue shirt or hooded jumper and black trousers or shorts.

Although sixth form students are allowed to wear their own clothes.

Sixth form

Whitmore opened its sixth form in 2005 as part of the borough's collegiate. Therefore, students can choose to whether they wish to stay on at Whitmore or to go to a different college. Uniform is not worn by sixth formers, and the students benefit from a purpose built study and common room.

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)

Whitmore Schools enters students for the GCCE and produces results slightly above the local and national averages.

GCSE Examination Performance

School A*-C Pass Rate
2008
A*-C Pass Rate
2009
A*-C Pass Rate
2010
English Baccalaureate Pass Rate
2010
Whitmore High School 61% 51% 40% 35%
Average for London Borough of Harrow 91.7% 61.8% 59.7% 23.6%
Average for England 43.6% 51.7% 62.7% 15.1%
  • The table on shows the percentage of students gaining five A* to C grades, including English and Maths
  • The rightmost column shows the percentage of students gaining five A* to C grades, in five core subjects - maths; English; two science qualifications; a foreign language and either history or geography.
  • Source: Department for Education
  • Full GCSE results for the London Borough of Harrow

External links

References

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