Ofsted Report – April 2016

Ofsted report publised 25 April. Huge congratulations to Scott Norman and staff, John Dennis and Governors and the boys
The Harvey Grammar School
Cheriton Rd, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5JY
Inspection dates
16–17 March 2016
Overall effectiveness
Effectiveness of leadership and management
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
Personal development, behaviour and welfare
Outcomes for pupils
16 to 19 study programmes
Overall effectiveness at previous inspection
The Harvey Grammar School
Unique Reference Number (URN): 138480

Old Harveian enters London Marathon

Old Harveian Leigh Hovey is running the London Marathon in support of his wife who has ME


Leigh Hovey

HGS USA football tours…

from Phil Harding

Since the first Harvey Football Tour to the USA in 1989, over 200 Harveians have taken part in 14 tours, and another is planned for this summer. Among many memorable experiences have been the opportunities to stay with American families in their homes. There will be a Reunion for all past tourists at the Harvey on the evening of Friday 6th May, when we will be joined by Sam and Sandy Ruffo from Conklin, who organised the host families on that first tour, and who have been involved ever since. For more details, please contact Phil Harding on phil@ksfa.freeserve.co.uk or 07850 154827


 from top  1989 with Alan Philpott,  2003 with Phil Harding, date unknown

RAF Squadronaires Concert April 23rd

Well over half of the seats have now been sold. The Concert is open to everybody to please let colleagues and neighbours know about it. Or bring some friends along for the evening. Proceeds will be split between RAF charities and the Old Harveians Association for the benefit of the school. For more information and tickets contact John Oliver johne.oliver22@gmail.com or tel: 01303 251403

Old Harveians Golf Society

OHGS events 2016 (1)

I know you’ll be looking forward with much excitement to the first OHGS
event of the year. Here are the details:

NOTE: please reply to
Dave Green – 30 Ormonde Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 6DN
01303 26885801303 268858

Wednesday 23rd March at Upchurch River Valley GC, Sittingbourne

Amazing deal: breakfast, 18 holes, three course dinner for just £27 (plus £2 for prizes)

09:30 breakfast
10:28 first tee time
16:30 dinner

Format: as in previous years, teams of 3 or 4 (with best two/three scores to count, depending on numbers)

Please feel free to bring guests (who do not have to be Old Harveians).

Let’s have a big turnout for the start to 2016. It’s bound to be a lovely sunny Spring day!

(Disclaimer: your Hon Sec can’t guarantee that, but they say that the sun shines on the righteous, so I guess we get what we deserve!)

Complete and return to DAVE GREEN (contact details above)


1) I/we would like to play and enclose a cheque to OHGS (£29 per person)
2) I regret that I cannot attend

Name(s). Handicap(s), if any*

* players without handicaps will be given a Society handicap, probably 24
but depending on your honest opinion of your playing ability.

For more information contact Hon. Sec.  ian.gavin21@gmail.com


At their own request, and to celebrate the centenary of their old Harveian founder Ronnie Aldrich, the RAF Squadronaires will be performing live at the Harvey on 23 April 2016. The Squadronaires performed at the Harvey in 2014 and the evening was a huge success with all seats sold out. Around 120 of the 320 seats have already been sold. For more info and booking contact John Oliver johne.oliver22@gmail.com or tel: 01303 251403


Grace Hill

It looks as if the time is nigh for the demolition of the old school canteen in Grace Hill.


HGS Grace Hill

RIP Phil Edbrooke HGS 1991-98

Sad start to 2016  http://www.kmhis.nhs.uk/the-buzz/news/announcement-phil-edbrooke-childs/



Phil Edbrooke