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 Beijing founded in 2005
Harrow School in China
Located in Beijing for 17 years
10 sister schools worldwide
4,131 students educated by Harrow Beijing
9,000+ hours of community service conducted by 700 students every year
18 IGCSE subjects offered by Harrow Beijing
19 A Level subjects offered by Harrow Beijing
Harrow’s core values comprise ‘Courage, Honour, Humility and Fellowship’. These are the principles that have kept Harrow at the highest levels of excellence for 450 years. They constantly propel the growth of a dynamic and positive culture that impacts the development of all members of the global Harrow community.
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.
The History of Harrow Beijing
Harrow Beijing opened at Anzhen Xili
Harrow Beijing Lower School opened at Grasse Town
Harrow Beijing Choir performed at the Beijing Olympics
Harrow Beijing moved to the new Hegezhuang Campus
Harrow Beijing City Campus opened at the original school site in Anzhen Xili
Pearson Awards - Academic Diversity of the Year & Centre with Outstanding Pearson Learners
Harrow Beijing Choir performed in the New Year’s Concert at the Great Hall of the People
British Schools Award – Empowering Students
What a
Harrow Beijing education
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Harrow Beijing 450 years
We Serve
A Conversation with Art
A Gift of Reading
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Spirit of Justice
Harrow family
We Are Harrow, We Are One
Academic Achievements 2021
IGCSE Results A* - A
AS Results A
A2 Results A* - A
University Offers
Harrow Beijing, a place for learning, expression, inspiration and connection
News & Events
The latest stories from our vibrant community
Annie Musical
After over 6 months of hard work in rehearsals, this year’s Upper School Production of ‘Annie’ was performed last week. The students and Performing Arts staff have been working relentlessly since the beginning of the academic year to produce the musical and what a hit it was! Annie follows the story of an orphan from New York City who is taken in by a wealthy billionaire businessman Mr Oliver Warbucks. They go on a journey to find Annie’s birth parents, a journey filled with twists and turns. The talent showcased within the production was outstanding. Year 8 Tiantian X played the role of Annie. Her delicate singing voice stirred the heart as she sung the iconic songs 'Maybe' and 'Tomorrow'. Year 9 Lamont C as Oliver  Warbucks supported her performance excellently and allowed for a lovely energy between the two on stage. This was counteracted by the wonderfully loud and brash performance from Noor D B who played Miss Hannigan, Annie's nasty orphanage manager. Each and every performer shone on the stage with a highlight being the iconic ‘Hard Knock Life’ singing and dance scene. As with all productions, there was not just hard work performed on stage by the cast. They were supported by an equally talented showband. Led by Mr Russell Grant, and consisting of a mixture of students and staff, they pulled out a show-stopping performance. Backstage, a team of students worked relentlessly to perform expertly planned set changes, being supported by an array of staff including Mr Thomas Minns, Ms Sana Shaikh, Ms Leanne Kingston, and Mr Daniel Maloney. Their maneuvering of the fantastic moveable set flats, which were designed and built by students, was well timed and planned. The marketing for the event was also taken on by a team of students led by Mrs Danielle Byrne who had been planning their advertising campaign and merchandise sales since September. Students and staff have been able to purchase Annie water bottles, necklaces and T-shirts to keep as a memento of the event with all profits going to ‘Bread of Life’ charity. Overall, the event was a wonderfully collaborative event which brought the whole school community together after nearly 3 years with no large-scale performances. Mrs Shaunna Minns, who directed the show said, ‘Being able to finally perform such a big showcase was a wonderful achievement and a great opportunity for the students. Each and every student and member of staff involved with the production should be immensely proud of what they have achieved.’  
Graduate's Story - Think like Chemists
Capping the many fine offers our students have achieved, we are proud to announce that Year 13 Simon W has received an offer from University of Oxford to study Chemistry. ‘Be positive, curious and always persevere’, these are the three characteristics that Simon has chosen to describe himself. Indeed, these characteristics are embedded in his personality. Being admitted to Oxford was not a complete surprise to Simon as it is the result of continuous efforts for more than two years. Most Oxbridge candidates have outstanding academic results. To stand out among all these excellent students is not easy. • AS Grades: AAAA • A-Level Predictions: A*A*A*A* • Review article 'Collaboration between C-H activation and pericyclic reactions for constructing fused eight-membered and four-membered carbocycles' accepted by the 3rd International Conference on Applied Chemistry and Industrial Catalysis (ACIC 2021) and is to be published in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series, as well as submitted for index in EI and SCOPUS. • Gold Certificate in the UK Chemistry Olympiad • Special Merit Award and Gold Award in the Canadian Chemistry Competition His excellent academic rersults put Simon on the starting line with other Oxford candidates. It was though his strong interest in and perseverance towards Chemistry that ultimately made him succesful. 'I think what really made me stand out among all candidates was my strong and constant interest in the chosen subject. The university saw my potential to thrive as a chemist. And strong problem-solving skills and the ability to deal with pressure were also crucial qualities that the professors found in me.' After finishing studying the A-Level Chemistry course at the end of Year 11, Simon chose to dig deeper by beginning to read some undergraduate level textbooks. From Zumdahl's 'Chemical Principles', Atkin's 'Physical Chemistry', Weller's 'Inorganic Chemistry' Keeler & Wothers' 'Why chemical reactions happen' to Clayden's 'Organic Chemistry', these books provided Simon with insights into various disciplines of chemistry and developed and further confirmed his interests in each field. ‘These books familiarized me with how chemists think, which helped me tremendously in succeeding in my Oxford interview,’ Simon said. Harrow offers the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) course, which is recognized by many leading universities all over the world, including Oxford. As a part of the EPQ course, a 5000-word essay and a 25-minute presentation are assessed. Completing the course with an A* prediction not only added more competitiveness to his university application but also confirmed his interest in science by revealing the fundamentals of scientific research and laid a solid foundation for for him to conduct academic research. 'Our history teacher Dr James Hill gave us extremely useful lectures on academic research skills. My supervisor, Mr Philip Mawson, Head of Chemistry, who helped me review my essay and presentation, and kindly offered dozens of hours of his free time to guide me through the lab work relevant to my research.' Simon said. The success is inseparable from the powerful ‘brain trust’ behind Simon. ‘Mr Damien Tomkins, my University and Careers Guidance Counsellor, supported me throughout my entire application process. Dr Thomas Hill, my current organic Chemistry teacher, who spent many years in Oxford as a student and a researcher, offered lots of his free time and conducted around 10 mock Oxford interviews for me. He’s also always keen and capable of answering all my undergraduate-level Chemistry questions.’ Simon said. Simon has been a House Prefect of Curie in school and had worked with his brilliant House Prefect team in leading a range of House events, including Sports Day, House Music, Chinese New Year Celebration and their unique House charity program. In the last few months, they’ve made astonishing achievements in carrying out all these House activities successfully helping other students to step into leadership roles and creating a sense of belonging in Curie. ‘I cannot emphasize enough the benefit of this experience in showing me where the responsibility of a leader lies and in the development of my leadership skills. There had been times when I was under extreme pressure. The Curie Six Form student body has been the most supportive community I’ve ever been in. I know this spirit will be popularized and passed on in the Harrow Beijing student community.’ Simon said.
University Offers 2022
Application results of universities have been gradually released and our Year 13 students have received offers from some of the world’s top universities including but not limited to University of Oxford, University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh and the University of Hong Kong. Harrow Beijing is committed to providing students with a solid foundation for their university studies through Excellence in Education. In addition to academic achievements, Harrow Beijing provides students with all-round development to discover their potential and find the right university for them and their pathway in life. University Offers 2022 UK & Ireland Durham University (2) Edge Hill University (2)     Kingston University (1)     Liverpool John Moores University (2) Manchester Metropolitan University (1)   Queen Mary University of London (1)   SOAS University of London (1) The University of Edinburgh (2) University of Bath (2)     University of Birmingham (1)     University of Bristol (2)     University of Glasgow (2)     University of Liverpool (1)     University of Manchester (8)     University of Oxford (1)     University of Southampton (3)     University of Stirling (2)     University of the Arts London (2)     University of Warwick (1)     University of York (1)     Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1) Sheffield International College (1)     United States Pepperdine University (1)     Pratt Institute-Main (1)     Rutgers University-New Brunswick (1) Santa Clara University (1)     St. George's University, Grenada (1)     The Pennsylvania State University (1)     Tufts University (1)      Canada McGill University (1)     Memorial University of Newfoundland(1) University of Prince Edward Island (1) University of Toronto (5)     Western University (1)     Australia University of Sydney (1)     Greater China The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1)     The University of Hong Kong (2)     Other Countries in Asia King Mongkut's University Of Technology (SoA+D) (1)     We are very proud of the achievements of our Year 13 students. The application process has involved tremendous efforts from students, teachers and parents. We are very proud of students’ growth and leadership through this process. More offers on the way, we look forward to more good news!
Key Event Calendar
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Term Dates
Term Dates 2022/23
Term One 31 Aug 2022 – 6 Jan 2023
Students return to school 31 Aug
Mid-Autumn Festival 12 Sept
National Holiday 1 - 7 Oct
New Year Holiday 23 Dec - 1 Jan
End of Term One 6 Jan
Winter Holiday 7 Jan - 9 Feb
Term Two 10 Feb – 7 Jul 2023
Start of Term Two 10 Feb
Tomb Sweeping 5 Apr
Spring Break 25 - 28 Apr
Labour Day Holiday 1 May
Dragon Boat Festival 22 Jun
Last Day of School 7 Jul
Summer Holiday 8 Jul - 31 Aug
Term Dates 2021/22
Autumn Term 1 Sept – 23 Dec 2021
Mid-Autumn Festival 20 – 21 Sept
National Holiday 1 – 8 Oct
Winter Holiday 24 – 31 Dec
Spring Term 3 Jan – 1 Apr 2022
Chinese New Year Holiday 24 Jan – 18 Feb
Students Return 21 Feb
Spring Break 4 – 8 Apr
Summer Term 11 Apr – 7 Jul 2022
Labour Day Holiday 2 - 4 May
Working Saturday 7 May
Dragon Boat Festival 3 Jun
Last Day of Term 7 Jul