A full-boarding school for boys aged 13-18, founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Elizabeth I. We are one of just a few full-boarding, all-boys schools in the United Kingdom. Through the full-boarding model, we are able to use the whole day productively: the timings of games and lessons change with the seasons and the available light; groups and societies meet after prep and at weekends, and extra subjects find room around the timetable. Although we never pretend that single-sex schooling is the only way to educate someone, it does help to prolong childhood in a very healthy way, enabling children to express themselves intellectually, emotionally and creatively without feeling self-conscious. Our rare full-boarding, all-boys environment is key to what makes Harrow, Harrow. As a steward of many cherished traditions, today’s Harrow is shaped by the best of its past. Harrow was founded in 1572 under a royal charter from Queen Elizabeth I by the local landowning farmer, John Lyon. It soon became one of the greatest schools in the country, attracting pupils from all over the world. This distinguished history enriches the daily life of our entire community. From the boys’ distinctive dress and the carving of their names onto boards in the Houses to our own unusual form of football, archaic slang and the communal singing of Harrow Songs, these customs develop a strong corporate spirit and a sense of belonging to something bigger than oneself.
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Harrow that is right for you. There are English courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.