Harrow Values

A Conversation with Art
Mrs Rachel Dent, Head of School, read to the City Campus children and reflected on the role that reading plays in education, and in our lives.
Harrow Values

The values that Harrow School London upholds and that have remained at its core throughout its 450 years’ old history and tradition are adopted to support a shared understanding of what it means to be a part of the wider Harrow family of schools.

At Harrow Beijing, our vision is to create within the school a vibrant, happy and proud community, which upholds the Harrow values, ethos and high academic standards. All our students and members of staff are nurtured through and by the values of Courage, Honour, Humility and Fellowship.

Courage encourages us to innovate and take risks, inspiring change for the better. It means challenging adversity and complacency, making the most of opportunities, putting fear of failure to one side and staying the course, even when it is difficult.

Honour is about doing the right thing, having the highest standards and leading by example. It involves taking responsibility and, ultimately, is what makes us worthy of the trust of others.

Humility asks us to recognise that one's self is a work in progress and that struggling with one's weaknesses is essential to growth. Humility increases our awareness that talent and achievement alone, however impressive, are not sufficient to succeed as a human being – and that none of us is at the centre of the universe.

Fellowship means building binding, constructive relationships that help us all to make a positive contribution. This is resonant with our belief that the strongest relationships of all are based on faith, hope and love.