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Mar 18

2015

HARINGTON TEAM ARE COMING TO STAMFORD

On Thursday 23 April, the Harington Team will be holding a meeting in The Mess at the Cosy Club, Stamford at 6.30pm for students and parents/guardians to meet the team and have all their questions answered.

Everyone is welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.

Mar 13

2015

Harington School is offering additional subjects

Thank you for all your feedback throughout the consultation period. As you know the rationale behind Harington School is that it is a school which has been developed for the young people of Rutland, and with this in mind we have listened to you and extended our curriculum offer.

In addition to the previously advertised subjects we will now be offering the following courses; Music, Art, Sports Science, Computer Science, Psychology and Philosophy and Ethics. The new course booklet can now be viewed and downloaded here. Due to these additions, if applicants wish to change their course choices please fill out the online re-submission form here or download the paper form here.

Towards the end of March, a random selection of students will be invited to take part in a focus group to discuss the Harington School uniform. If you have any views on this matter that you would like us to consider then please email office@haringtonschool.com Over the next few weeks, applicants will be invited to meet Mr Jay Lockwood to discuss their application. If you can’t make the meeting for any reason then please email office@haringtonschool.com. Mr Lockwood will also be available by appointment to meet parents and guardians, please email office@haringtonschool.com to arrange a meeting.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at office@haringtonschool.com or on 01572 772579.

Feb 04

2015

APPLY ONLINE TODAY

You can now apply to Harington School via an online form making it quick and easy to plan for the next academic year. Please visit http://www.haringtonschool.com/application-form-2015/ today to get started.

Jan 08

2015

Consultation Period to continue until 31 January

The plans for the opening of Harington School in September 2015 are well on track and it is now time for the school to formalise the legal terms and conditions.

Before opening any new school, an academy trust must formally request the views of the local community. Harington school’s consultation process will take place until 31 January 2015 and local schools and parents are now invited to a meeting to hear more about the school and offer their views. The meetings will be held at Catmose College on 21 January at 6pm and at Uppingham Community College on 22 January at 6pm. As well as giving their views at these events it is also possible to complete the consultation questionnaire online at http://www.haringtonschool.com/376-2/ or download the leaflet here.

Dr Rob Guthrie, the Chairman of the School’s Trustees said “It is such a shame that so many students, after achieving such an excellent education to age 16 within the county, currently feel the need to travel large distances outside Rutland to further their academic ambitions. Harington is determined to address this issue and make this exodus a thing of the past. I am confident this consultation will confirm the community’s support for this School.”

Harington School is committed to offering an academic curriculum complemented by a wide variety of extra-curricular and personal development opportunities which will provide a platform for entry to the most prestigious Universities. Students will be encouraged within a well disciplined caring community to develop as confident, self-motivated and independent young adults with high expectations of themselves.

The school is now accepting applications from students who are currently in Year 11; to apply, students need to complete the application form which can be found on www.haringtonschool.com. The early positive response indicates that the School is likely to be oversubscribed for places, therefore it is worth interested parties reading the Admissions Policy to understand how places are allocated; this can also be found on the Harington website.

 

For more information, contact: Claire Miles at Catmose College, 01572 770066 admin@haringtonschool.com

Dec 12

2014

HARINGTON SITE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Harington Trustees are pleased to announce that the School’s preferred site is in Oakham.  This is an important step towards the School becoming a reality and we look forward to you all seeing the building start to take shape in the next few months.

Dec 01

2014

Formal Consultation Period Begins

Harington School is committed to offering an academic curriculum which will provide a platform for entry to the most prestigious universities. Outstanding examination success will be an important element of Harington but it is not enough; we will provide students with a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities that will allow them to develop as confident, self-motivated and independent young adults. We encourage students to develop a positive attitude and have high expectations of themselves. It offers the opportunity to study in a well-disciplined, yet caring and happy environment, where the overriding aim is to help all students make the best use of their abilities and strive to realise their full potential.

Before opening a free school, an academy trust must enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State. The funding agreement provides the framework within which the free school will operate, without it the School cannot open. For more details visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/opening-a-free-school

There will be two consultation evenings. Dates will be announced on our website and Facebook page closer to the time.

The consultation questionnaire can be completed online  at www.haringtonschool.com/376-2/ or download the leaflet here and return the slip to
Catmose College or Uppingham Community College by 31 January 2015.
If you have any further queries please contact admin@haringtonschool.com.

Nov 14

2014

HARINGTON UPDATE

We are very pleased to be in a position to update you regarding our plans for the Harington sixth form which we plan to open in September 2015.

Perhaps most importantly we have begun accepting applications from students in Year 11; to apply please complete the application form which can be found on www.haringtonschool.com The early positive response indicates we are likely to be oversubscribed for places, therefore it is worth reading our admissions policy to understand how places will be allocated and noting that students who attend Catmose College or Uppingham Community College will be given priority, provided they meet our academic requirements of at least 5 A*-B grades including a grade C or above in English and Mathematics.

The team behind Harington, comprising Catmose College, Uppingham Community College and Oakham School, want to ensure that the School will meet the needs of its community; we will therefore be launching a formal consultation starting 1 December until 31 January. This will include an opportunity to attend an open meeting in which you will be able to find out about our plans and ask any questions you may have. We will send all those that registered an interest in Harington further details by email but will also feature aspects on the website and social media outlets such as www.facebook.com/HaringtonSchool.

You may also be interested in the opportunity to more formally shape Harington by considering an application to join the Harington Trust. The existing board are actively seeking new members who will extend its existing skill set and offer an independent view regarding the School’s direction. To find out more please email office@haringtonschool.com

In respect of site, we will shortly be in a position to inform you about the School’s location, its building and the facilities that will be on offer. This will be before the Christmas break.

We have already begun the process of recruiting staff; the advert for the Head Teacher has been placed and the appointment will be made in December. Shortly after this appointment we will begin recruiting experienced teachers.

This is a very exciting time for the Harington team, for many of us have been working towards creating a successful academic sixth form for many years and finally these plans are coming to fruition. We are equally determined to make sure this is a School offering the courses and activities that our students need and your input in shaping the provision as it is established is important.

Please do contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect of this further.

Nov 14

2014

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that Dr Rob Guthrie has been appointed as Chair of Trustees. Dr Guthrie has gained extensive experience within education as Principal of high-achieving schools in both the independent and state sectors. Dr Guthrie has previously introduced a sixth form which grew to top national performance tables and was named Sunday Times IB School of the Year. In addition, Dr Guthrie is used to working closely with, and on, governing bodies, having been the Chair of the State Boarding Schools Association, and having spent recent years in a consultative role as a School Improvement Partner who offers external advice to governing bodies.

Dr Guthrie says “I am delighted to be able to contribute to this exciting project for Rutland. We already have two first class independent schools in the county. However whilst our state schools provide an outstanding education to GCSE many of the students remaining in the state sector opt to travel long distances outside the county to further their academic ambitions. Harington will address this issue by offering an academic sixth form education of the highest quality providing access to the country’s top universities. It is a great advantage to us in having the combined expertise of Oakham School, Catmose College and Uppingham Community College backing the school’s formation and development. We are additionally seeking to appoint Trustees for the school and I would be very interested to hear from anyone who feels they could help us in this capacity.”

Harington School has begun accepting applications from students who are currently in Year 11; to apply, students need to complete the application form which can be found on www.haringtonschool.com. The early positive response indicates that the School is likely to be oversubscribed for places, therefore it is worth interested parties reading the Admissions Policy to understand how places are allocated; this can also be found online.

The team behind Harington want to ensure that the School will meet the needs of its community; they will therefore be launching a formal consultation starting 1 December until 31 January. This will include an opportunity for people to attend an open meeting in which they will be able to find out about the School’s plans and ask any questions they may have. These dates will be advertised shortly.

Excitingly, the Board of Trustees has begun the process of recruiting staff. Dr Guthrie’s background in advising schools on senior appointments will be of particular value, as the School is already advertising the position of Head Teacher; the appointment will be made in early December. Shortly after the Head Teacher is appointed, the School will start to recruit experienced teaching staff.

Nov 05

2014

HARINGTON SCHOOL UPDATE

The Harington trust met this week and we are pleased to report that we will be this week advertising for a head teacher to be appointed before Christmas. We will also be launching an updated prospectus and the application form for students in year 11 to apply for a place. The Harington website will shortly be updated with this information, the School’s policies and how to become actively involved in shaping the school’s future. We have had a number of meetings regarding the school’s location with the Department for Education and will be in a position to confirm the details in the near future. We will shortly also launch the formal consultation which will give you further opportunities to shape the School’s future and ensure Harington becomes the leading state sixth form in the local area that we can all be proud of being a part of. The trustees from Oakham school, Catmose and UCC are now ensuring that all will be ready for our first intake in September 2015. If you have questions please do contact us and we will get back to you.

Oct 19

2014

Update

In the last few weeks the bid team have remained busy; we have attended the free school launch event with the DFE which further emphasised how well prepared we are to open for September 2015. We have also met with our lead contact from the department and critically with the EFA (education funding agency) who will support the site and capital build project. At the beginning of next term the Harington Trustees will meet to review the work carried out so far and agree the plans to enable us to move to opening for September. We will shortly be releasing an updated prospectus, admissions policy and critically for year 11, the application form in order to secure a place at Harington. As our plans gather pace there will be a steady stream of announcements next term that will keep you informed but able to help shape this exciting development.