Major achievements 2001-2003

2001

- Following the scholarship programmes funded by Peter Beckwith and Sir John Beckwith, other named awards are introduced, notably: the Alan Mackenzie-Wallis Scholarship, the Garfield Awards, the Thompson Family Art Scholarship and the Leventis Awards.
- After the extensive refurbishment projects in Bradbys and The Grove, improvements continue in other Houses, notably in Druries, The Knoll and Rendalls.

2002

- The eighth edition of The Harrow School Register is published.
- Permanent exhibitions funded by the Harrow Association and the Development Trust are established in the War Memorial including a collection of portraits of distinguished Old Harrovians, entitled Giants of Old.
- The Richardson Pavilion on the Philathletic Ground is extensively renovated.
- Preparatory levelling and drainage works are carried out on the Redding and Ducker pitches, as well as on the Phil and Bessborough grounds. This signals the start of a multi-million pound sports renewal programme on the playing fields on both sides of the Hill, which lasts several years.
- Ten years after it was created, substantial alterations to the management of the Peter Beckwith Scholarship scheme at Harrow are carried out, including the transfer of £3.5 million to the Development Trust to enable the continuing selection of successful candidates.
- A boy in Moretons, Luka Gakic, who is a Peter Beckwith Scholar, is appointed Head of School. He is the first of three Beckwith scholars to become Head of School during the next nine years.
- Duncan Fitzwilliams and a Harrow Governor, succeeds Tom Walduck as Chairman of the Harrow Development Board.

2003

- Two all-weather games pitches for soccer, rugby, hockey and tennis are opened on the eastern side of the Hill. One is funded by the Old Harrovian Association Football Club.
- A programme of transforming tennis courts into multi-games surfaces is undertaken in several Houses including Bradbys, The Grove, The Knoll, Elmfield, The Head Master’s, Moretons and West Acre.