‘Record A Level results’ for the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone

Pupils scored the “best results ever” in this year’s A Level results, one headteacher has said.

Students at Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, bagged 68 per cent of grades between A*- B, up six per on last year.

Headteacher Scott Norman welcomed the news and praised hardworking pupils.

He said: “Our post 16 outcomes this year are our best ever and to have achieved this in a year when when and students found themselves needing to adapt to the changes made to A Level study is highly impressive.

“The hard work and dedication of our staff and students never ceases to amaze me.”

It comes after the Government introduced a raft of ‘updated’ subjects ranging from ancient history to philosophy and statistics.

Under the new measures, students face less coursework and all exams at the end of Year-13, with AS-levels not contributing to the overall grade.

Smiles abounded at the Cheriton Road school after pupils opened their brown envelopes following a three month wait for their grade.

Joseph Horsnell, 18, swept up with 3As and 1A*, now he’s off to study International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

He said: “Opening the envelope was a pleasant surprise, it’s nice to see all of my work coming to fruition.

“I’m going to St Andrews.

“I’m really interested in politics, especially with Brexit on the horizon and Donald Trump, I think it will be interesting to study something that is fluid.”




RIP Audrey Wind

More sad news – just heard from an old boy that Audrey Wind has passed away. Audrey worked at the school from 1948 until 1985 and was then a regular at the Annual Dinners until very recently. RIP

RIP Ted Pryor

From Phil Harding…
Just received the sad news that Ted Pryor, long-serving Head of French, has passed away.

Dick Young e-mailed me with the news. He thinks that Ted was 93.

Old Harveians Annual Dinner 2017

Just a reminder that the OLd Harveians Annual Dinner this year is 02 December. More information and Booking Form to follow

From Phil Harding….

Just to let you know that Rear Admiral Tim Lowe (Harvey 1974-81) was awarded a CBE in The Queen Birthday Honours List

From Phil Harding…

Just to let you know that Old Harveian Garry Ratcliffe will feature on BBC’s DIY SOS this evening. Garry attended The Harvey from 1984 to 1991. He is a primary school headteacher in Dartford. Garry and his partner live on the Isle of Sheppey and care for four youngsters with highly complex needs.
The programme is on BBC1 at 8.55.

Gurkha Concert 25 March

The Gurkha Concert was a great night with a wide selection of music, singing from a band member and also from opera singer Judith Colman and two dances by the Gurkhas including the famous Kukhri dance. Proceeds from the evening were split between the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the OHA for the benefit of the school.

For more photos   https://www.facebook.com/groups/oldharveians/


Gurkha Concert 25 March

Gurkha Concert 25 March only 1 week to go. There are still some tickets available for this event. Open to the public as well as Old Harveians and Gurkhas. Contact John Oliver 01303 251403 or e-mail johne.oliver22@gmail.com

The Gurkha concert…

It has been confirmed that the Gurkhas will be performing their famous kukri knife dance during their concert at the school. This event is now only two weeks away on 25 March. Some tickets are still available from John Oliver tel: 01303 251403 or e-mail johne.oliver22@gmail.com

The Gurkha Concert….

Not long now until the Gurkha Concert at the school and there are still some tickets available. 25 March at 7.30pm in the school hall. A regular part of their performance is the Kukri dance with their famous knives and it is hoped to include this on the night (space permitting). The Gurkha pipers may also make an appearance (to be confirmed). The concert is open to the public as well as old Harveians, Gurkhas and their families

Tickets £20 from John Oliver tel: 01303 251403 or e-mail johne.oliver22@gmail.com