11 Facts About Harrow School


Harrow School is a public school in Harrow on the Hill, Greater London, England.

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Harrow School has an enrolment of about 820 boys, all of whom board full-time, in twelve boarding houses.

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Harrow School's uniform includes morning suits, straw boater hats, top hats and canes.

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However, the Harrow School Master was permitted to accept "foreigners" from whom he received fees.

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Harrow School has a book of songs, of which the best known is Forty Years On.

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Harrow School had a master, Edward Bowen, who was a poet and a music teacher, and John Farmer, who was a composer.

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Harrow School has its own unique style of football called Harrow School Football.

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At Harrow School this was phased out in the 1970s and completely banned by 1990.

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In February 2016, the actor Laurence Fox claimed Harrow threatened legal action to prevent him discussing the racism, homophobia and bullying he allegedly encountered as a pupil at the school.

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Harrow School alumni are known as Old Harrovians, they include seven former British prime ministers such as Winston Churchill, Stanley Baldwin and Robert Peel and the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

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Harrow School has educated five monarchs: King Hussein of Jordan, both Kings of Iraq, Ghazi I and his son Faisal II, the current Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Ali bin Hamud of Zanzibar.

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