The internationally renowned independent school has been working with Harrow Council on a supplementary planning document (SPD), which sets out a framework for development proposals over the next 15 to 20 years. The plans are necessary for the school to maintain its current standards, and meet the changing demands of its academic and accommodation requirements.
Harrow School is one of the borough’s dynamic enterprises; with around 600 staff, it is a major employer and contributor to the local economy. Its facilities are used extensively by the local schools and community.
The school’s estate includes landmarks and buildings of significant national and international importance and heritage value.
As part of the continuing evolution of the school, it needs to construct new facilities, including a science building and music auditorium. An extension to the Ryan Theatre is also proposed, as well as a new sports centre, due to structural concerns regarding the building that houses the old sports facility.
The school sits in an estate, which has a blend of private and public spaces, and is at the heart of the Harrow on the Hill community.
The draft SPD was available for public consultation until 1 May 2015.