Following overwhelming support from the local community, Harington School has now secured the required funding agreement from the Secretary of State and will open in September 2015. Work will soon begin on the new building for Harington School on the Catmose campus in Oakham. The number of applicants for the school has already exceeded the number the places and interviews have begun. Mr Jay Lockwood, Head of Sixth Form at Oakham School has been interviewing some of the potential candidates. Oakham School is one of the three proposers of Harington School and Mr Lockwood will be helping to shape the sixth form curriculum. Oakham School will share its experience and expertise in teaching A-level courses to ensure that students at Harington school receive outstanding teaching and guidance. Oakham will also be extending its senior team to provide its first Head of School.
During the formal consultation process, potential students were asked to give their views on the proposed A-level subjects offered at Harington. Harington School has been developed for the young people of Rutland, and with this in mind all requests have been carefully considered. The curriculum offer now includes the following additional subjects: Music, Art, Sports Science, Computer Science, Psychology and Philosophy and Ethics, to complement the current courses of: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Spanish.
It is an exciting time for prospective students of Harington School. Students from UCC and Catmose College have been talking about the new school:
“Harington is now offering a great range of A levels which makes the school more desirable to attend. As the school is new and up and coming it will be a great opportunity to further my education” says Tamara Crane, Uppingham Community College.
“I’m really looking forward on taking part on a new voyage in a new extraordinary school. I can’t wait to get stuck in especially in Further Maths and Physics…..it’s accessible for all because it’s local” says Kyle Southernwood, Catmose College.
“I am looking forward to being part of this new school and I am pleased to be part of the development of it. I am excited to have my opinions considered for aspects such as the uniform and teachers; and to be the first year experiencing the opportunities that Harington has to offer” says Hannah Stokes-Bright, Catmose College
“I am really pleased that I can now do Computer Science locally. I can’t wait” says Felix Colbert, Uppingham Community College.
Students will continue to help shape the new School and will be invited to give their views on a range of considerations from curriculum to school uniform. All prospective students will also be invited to summer induction activities to prepare for the next step in their academic career. Students wishing to apply for Harington School should complete an application form which can be found on the homepage www.haringtonschool.com.