Harrow School

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Harrow School is an independent boarding school for boys in Harrow, London, England.wikipedia
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Harrow School is an independent boarding school for boys in Harrow, London, England.
In some times and places boarding schools are the most elite educational option (as in the classic UK rivals, Eton and Harrow, which have produced many prime ministers), whereas in other contexts, they serve as places to segregate children deemed a problem to their parents or wider society.

John Lyon (school founder)

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The School was founded in 1572 by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I, and is one of the original seven public schools that were regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868.
John Lyon (1514–1592) was a wealthy English landowner, who was the founder of Harrow School.

Eton College

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It remains one of four all-boys, full-boarding schools in Britain, the others being Eton College, Radley College and Winchester College.
The others are Harrow, Charterhouse, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Westminster, Winchester, Merchant Taylors' and St Paul's.

Radley College

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It remains one of four all-boys, full-boarding schools in Britain, the others being Eton College, Radley College and Winchester College.
It is one of four boys-only, boarding-only independent senior schools in the United Kingdom, the others being Winchester, Harrow and Eton.

Harrow, London

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Harrow School is an independent boarding school for boys in Harrow, London, England.
Harrow is home to a large University of Westminster campus, Harrow School and Harrow High School.

Public school (United Kingdom)

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The School was founded in 1572 by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I, and is one of the original seven public schools that were regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868.
Soon after the Clarendon Commission reported in 1864, the Public Schools Act 1868 gave the following seven schools independence from direct jurisdiction or responsibility of the Crown, the established church, or the government: Charterhouse, Eton College, Harrow School, Rugby School, Shrewsbury School, Westminster School, and Winchester College.

Morning dress

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Harrow's uniform includes straw hats, morning suits, top hats and canes.
Morning dress is now rarely worn as anything other than formal wear, as a form of civic dress, e.g., by provincial mayors (as an alternative to court dress), but more generally only for weddings, some official civic, governmental or royal functions, 'social season' events, e.g., races such as Royal Ascot (where it is obligatory in the Royal Enclosure) and at Epsom in the Queen's Stand on Derby Day, formal lunches (especially those in the City of London institutions, notably of the livery companies and guilds) and as uniform at some of Britain's most traditional schools such as Harrow (on Sundays) and Eton.

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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Its alumni include eight former British or Indian Prime Ministers (including Peel, Palmerston, Baldwin, Churchill and Nehru), foreign politicians, former and current members of both houses of the U.K. Parliament, five kings and several other members of various royal families, three Nobel Prize winners, twenty Victoria Cross and one George Cross holders, and many figures in the arts and sciences.
He was educated at Harrow School (1795–1800).

Winston Churchill

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Its alumni include eight former British or Indian Prime Ministers (including Peel, Palmerston, Baldwin, Churchill and Nehru), foreign politicians, former and current members of both houses of the U.K. Parliament, five kings and several other members of various royal families, three Nobel Prize winners, twenty Victoria Cross and one George Cross holders, and many figures in the arts and sciences.
He narrowly passed the entrance exam which allowed him to begin studies at the elite Harrow School in April 1888.

Westminster School

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Shrewsbury, Charterhouse, Rugby and Westminster have since become co-educational.
Revenue generated by the deal will be used to support bursary funds at the existing school, and follows similar moves by Harrow School, Malvern School, Wellington College and Dulwich College.

Robert Peel

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Its alumni include eight former British or Indian Prime Ministers (including Peel, Palmerston, Baldwin, Churchill and Nehru), foreign politicians, former and current members of both houses of the U.K. Parliament, five kings and several other members of various royal families, three Nobel Prize winners, twenty Victoria Cross and one George Cross holders, and many figures in the arts and sciences.
Peel was educated briefly at Bury Grammar School, at Hipperholme Grammar School, then at Harrow School and finally Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a double first in Classics and Mathematics.

Stanley Baldwin

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Its alumni include eight former British or Indian Prime Ministers (including Peel, Palmerston, Baldwin, Churchill and Nehru), foreign politicians, former and current members of both houses of the U.K. Parliament, five kings and several other members of various royal families, three Nobel Prize winners, twenty Victoria Cross and one George Cross holders, and many figures in the arts and sciences.
Baldwin's schools were St Michael's School, at the time located in Slough, Berkshire, followed by Harrow School.

Charterhouse School

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Shrewsbury, Charterhouse, Rugby and Westminster have since become co-educational.
Boys may wear cravats in house colours instead of ties and are permitted to wear straw Boaters similar to the 'Harrow Hat' found at Harrow School, but these are almost never worn by the majority of pupils.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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Its alumni include eight former British or Indian Prime Ministers (including Peel, Palmerston, Baldwin, Churchill and Nehru), foreign politicians, former and current members of both houses of the U.K. Parliament, five kings and several other members of various royal families, three Nobel Prize winners, twenty Victoria Cross and one George Cross holders, and many figures in the arts and sciences.
Later when he had begun his institutional schooling in 1905 at Harrow, a leading school in England, he was greatly influenced by G. M. Trevelyan's Garibaldi books, which he had received as prizes for academic merit.

The John Lyon School

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By 1876 the ratio was so high that John Lyon Lower School was brought under the authority of the governors of the Upper School so that the School complied with its object of providing education for the boys of the parish.
The school was founded in 1876 by the Governors of Harrow School for the education of local boys, in belated keeping with the wishes of John Lyon, Harrow School's founder.

Harrow International School Beijing

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Harrow has expanded overseas, opening additional schools in Beijing, China (Harrow International School Beijing); Shanghai, China (Harrow International School Shanghai), Bangkok, Thailand (Harrow International School, Bangkok); and New Territories, Hong Kong (Harrow International School Hong Kong).
It was established and gained its license to operate in China in 2005 in association with Harrow School (London, UK) and Harrow International School, Bangkok.

Winchester College

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It remains one of four all-boys, full-boarding schools in Britain, the others being Eton College, Radley College and Winchester College.
At one time Winchester was one of the Lord's schools, competing in a trilateral cricket tournament with Eton and Harrow; and for this reason the first cricket eleven is still known as "Lords" (with or without the apostrophe).

Harrow International School Bangkok

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Harrow has expanded overseas, opening additional schools in Beijing, China (Harrow International School Beijing); Shanghai, China (Harrow International School Shanghai), Bangkok, Thailand (Harrow International School, Bangkok); and New Territories, Hong Kong (Harrow International School Hong Kong).
It was established and gained its license to operate in Thailand in 1998 in association with Harrow School, a boarding school for boys in London, United Kingdom.

Toffs and Toughs

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The Harrow uniform achieved fame in the mid-20th century when a 1937 photograph of two Harrovians in formal dress wear being watched by three working class boys was taken outside Lord's Cricket Ground.
Toffs and Toughs is a 1937 photograph of five English boys: two dressed in the Harrow School uniform including waistcoat, top hat, boutonnière, and cane; and three nearby wearing the plain clothes of pre-war working class youths.

St Mary's, Harrow on the Hill

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Evidence for earlier schools, possibly connected with the chantry of St Mary (established in 1324), is weak.
Lord Byron was a frequent visitor as a schoolboy from Harrow school, from 1801 to 1805, and he sat dreaming by "his favourite tombstone" (the "Peachey Tomb "), as recorded in "Lines Written beneath an Elm in the Churchyard of Harrow", which is reproduced on a memorial in front of the Peachey Tomb, erected by the son of one of Byron's school friends in 1905.

Top hat

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Harrow's uniform includes straw hats, morning suits, top hats and canes.
Although Eton College has long abandoned the top hat as part of its uniform, top hats are still worn by "Monitors" at Harrow School with their Sunday dress uniform.

Harrovian

The Harrow uniform achieved fame in the mid-20th century when a 1937 photograph of two Harrovians in formal dress wear being watched by three working class boys was taken outside Lord's Cricket Ground.
The demonym Harrovian is a member of Harrow School, England, and can also refer to an inhabitant of the town of Harrow, London.

Harrow International School Hong Kong

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Harrow has expanded overseas, opening additional schools in Beijing, China (Harrow International School Beijing); Shanghai, China (Harrow International School Shanghai), Bangkok, Thailand (Harrow International School, Bangkok); and New Territories, Hong Kong (Harrow International School Hong Kong).
It was also the third in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region in association with Harrow School and The John Lyon School in London.

Eton v Harrow

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It is considered to be the longest-running cricket fixture in the world and is the oldest fixture at Lord's (see: Eton v Harrow).
The Eton v Harrow cricket match is an annual match between Eton College and Harrow School.

Squash (sport)

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The sport squash (originally called 'Squasher') was invented in Harrow out of the game rackets around 1830.
Squash was invented in Harrow School out of the older game rackets around 1830 before the game spread to other schools, eventually becoming an international sport.