Welcome to Whitmore High School
It is my pleasure on behalf of the governors, staff and students to welcome you to the school.
Whitmore High School is a mixed comprehensive school with an excellent record of achievement. Students are expected to achieve the highest standards of work and behaviour in a positive, friendly but disciplined atmosphere. Our staff are highly qualified and passionate about ensuring all students reach their full potential and we work closely with parents to achieve this aim.
In 2015, we were delighted that Ofsted again judged the school to be Outstanding in all areas, including the Sixth Form. The inspection team commented on the “outstanding progress” and “exemplary behaviour” demonstrated by our students, our “commitment to making sure that all students achieve their best” and the “exceptional” support for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which our students receive.
Whitmore is a popular and oversubscribed school. We have close and supportive links with our local primary schools, but also welcome students from outside this network.
I encourage you to visit us during the working day – we would be delighted to welcome you, and to organise a personal meeting. Please do contact the school to make an appointment.
Whitmore’s Sixth Form is extremely popular and highly successful, with students achieving very high standards. Along with the rest of the school, our Sixth Form was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in its 2015 inspection. We offer a wide range of courses – over 30 A levels are available, as well as Level 3 BTEC awards in Sport and Health & Social Care.
The breadth of courses we offer is greatly enhanced by our membership of the Harrow Sixth Form Collegiate: we work in partnership with local high schools and colleges to ensure that all our sixth formers can follow their desired pathway. Our school’s ethos of high expectations and individual care and support continues into Sixth Form.
In addition to outstanding teaching and learning, our Sixth Formers enjoy a wide range of trips and activities and are expected to carry out leadership roles in the school and local community. This is reinforced by a rigorous pastoral programme, developing further the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which students receive all the way through their time at Whitmore High School.
A wide range of fantastic clubs and activities takes place before and after school, and at lunchtimes. These include sport, art, music, drama, film, enterprise, debating, language and faith groups. The programme of clubs is published in our monthly newsletter.
Whitmore also runs a range of coursework support and revision classes for students preparing for exams. Our breakfast club offers a range of healthy breakfast foods, together with activities such as table tennis and board games.
Students and their parents may consult our specialist careers staff at any time, or to use our extensive careers library. Specific help and advice is given to students in Years 10 and 11, and in the Sixth Form, about how best to proceed to the next stage of education, training or employment
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Whitmore High School directly.