Major achievements - 1998-2000

1998

- Tom Walduck is appointed a Harrow Governor and becomes the first Chairman of the newly created Harrow Development Board.
- The School’s first website, www.harrowschool.org.uk, with links to websites for the Harrow Association and the Development Trust, is launched.

1999

- A legacy from the estate of Mr Geoffrey Higgins, a popular Master of Music in the 1950s and 1960s, enables an overdue overhaul of the Speech Room Organ to be completed.
- Teaching at Harrow by the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century is transformed by Information Technology when underground ducting and cabling is laid between hub centres located in Churchill Schools and the Vaughan Library. The project was funded by a grant from the Harrow Association.
- A legacy from the estate of HM King Hussein of Jordan enables Leadership & Training courses to be established for Monitors and boys in the Sixth Form.

2000

- A major refurbishment of the Vaughan Library is completed.
- The property next to Bradbys, No 68 High Street, is purchased by the School with a grant from the Peter Beckwith Harrow Trust, and an extensive refurbishment of Bradbys is carried out which incorporates the new property. The House annexe, Marilliers, is converted back into residential accommodation for beaks.
- The School assault course is refitted and upgraded, enabling greater use by the Harrow Rifle Corps, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and holiday activity courses.
- A major refurbishment of The Grove is undertaken creating a new entrance on the Boys’ Side.
- A new category of scholarships is started with awards to boys who show outstanding talent in areas other than academic studies, music and art. Sir John Beckwith commences a programme of awards for boys with exceptional talent in sport. Ten years later, over thirty boys have benefited from Sir John’s awards.