Extracurricular Opportunities

Beyond their academic work, Harrow School Online pupils engage in a wide range of activities that develop character, foster friendships and promote leadership and personal fulfilment. 

The School promotes leadership opportunities within the running of the clubs, where possible. If pupils have a specific interest which is not catered for in the below list of clubs and societies, they are encouraged to approach a teacher for assistance in setting up a society. 

Extracurricular Clubs running for the academic year 2020/21 include:

  • School newspaper;
  • Musical ensemble;
  • Science Society;
  • Medical Research Society;
  • Chess Club;
  • Investment Society;
  • Book Club;
  • Art Club;
  • Current Affairs Society;
  • Computer Programming Club;
  • Debate Club; and
  • Film Club.

The House Award

Pupils enrolled on our full-time or enrichment programme are required to participate in the Harrow School Online House Award, which rewards their commitment to extra-curricular activities, both within and outside Harrow School Online. 

The House Award scheme encourages pupils’ participation in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Pupils can take part in activities either online or in their local community. For activities which take place outside of the School community, a responsible adult must be able to complete a report on the pupil’s involvement, and evidence of the activity, normally including photographs or a video, must be submitted.

There are three levels of achievement for this award; Pass, Merit and Distinction. In order to achieve one of these levels pupils must obtain a certain number of points for individual attributes spread across all of the four channels:

  • Charity and Service;
  • The Arts;
  • Sport and Wellbeing; and
  • Academic Development.

House Award Programme 2020/21

The highly flexible 'anywhere, anytime, any place' aspects of Harrow School Online allows pupils to participate in these activities throughout the week. Harrow School Online also runs a number of taught elective programmes which you can read further about here