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A brief history of Whitmore High School in Harrow

State Schools are schools which are authorized to provide education to children free of charge. These schools rely on funds which are either in whole or in part through taxation. This concept of schools is available worldwide, however, each country may have its own educational program and teaching module.

Whitmore High School is a state secondary school based in Harrow. Many pupils studying in this school are from the borough itself. In 2015 it was recognized for the second time and considered outstanding by Ofsted.


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Established in 1947, it adhered to a comprehensive system of education. It was formally two schools within the same site known as ‘Lascelles Boys Secondary School’ and ‘Lascelles Girls Secondary School’. Now it has branched off into one community comprehensive school which includes a sixth form and a Speciality Science College. It moved to a new building in 2010. Whitmore High School prides itself in winning two outstanding titles in 2007 and 2015.

In 2005 it opened its doors introducing Sixth Form in collaboration with the borough’s “collegiate” post 16 offer. This involved the construction of a brand new Sixth Form block commencing in 2013 and completion in 2015. It is equipped with six classrooms, a new Sixth Form, a common room and a study area.

Whitmore High School is among the top most renowned schools within Harrow.