Harrow School’s Heritage & History


Harrow School in the UK, is one of the world’s most respected private educational institutions. Founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, it has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence, the ‘House System’ and outstanding holistic education.

Amongst the school’s alumni are some of the most influential figures in world history, including Lord Byron, Winston Churchill, Jawaharlal Nehru, King Hussein, Lord Rayleigh and numerous influencers, inventors, artists and Nobel Laureates.

Lord Byron
Winston Churchill
Jawaharlal Nehru
Lord Rayleigh

Our presence in Asia

Drawing on the 450-year legacy and academic excellence of Harrow School in the UK, Harrow International AISL has been providing world-class education in Asia since the 1990s. Our successful Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai are highly regarded; five new China-based schools joined the family in 2020. All of our schools offer an exceptional education, preparing students with diverse background and abilities for a life of learning, leadership, service and personal fulfilment.

The Harrow Innovation Leadership Academies, operating across China from 2020 onwards, provide a life-changing bilingual education which integrates the best of East and West.

For younger children, Harrow Little Lions Early Years Centres offer a truly outstanding learning environment for children ages 1 to 3 years old, nurturing the desire to learn, experiment and play.