- The creation of new Olympic-standard athletics facilities, a showcase rugby/soccer pitch known as the Sunley Field and new tennis courts called the Beckwith Courts is begun. A new carpark is built and the Parade Ground is relocated to the foot of Garlands (Rifle Range) Lane.
- An annexe to the Music Schools is built further down Football Lane providing extra practice rooms and a high-tech recording studio.
- A major project is undertaken in The Knoll with the addition of a Tutor’s flat and improvements to the Boys’ Side.
- A new lab is installed in the Chemistry department.
- The Forty Years On Society is formed to honour Old Harrovians and supporters of the School who make a bequest to the School in their Wills.
The Sixth Form Pavilion is the second of Harrow’s four pavilions to be extensively refurbished.
- Donations enable the Vaughan Library to purchase copies of the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (both the printed version in sixty volumes and online) and The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985.
- Following the Tsunami disaster in Asia on Boxing Day 2004, a relief fund is launched by the Development Trust. The fund eventually collects more than £500,000 which is used to finance rehabilitation projects primarily in Sri Lanka where a cricket team from Harrow was touring at the time of the disaster.
- The Three Yards Fund is launched.
- Two residential houses on Yew Walk are purchased to improve and increase the School’s accommodation for Harrow Masters. Over the next three years donations to the Development Trust make it possible to purchase six new properties in total.
- After the refurbishment of the Sixth Form Pavilion the previous year, the honours boards of all the School XIs since the 1940s are updated.
- An acclaimed exhibition of art and photography by Old Harrovian artists is displayed at Christie’s in London. Proceeds from an auction of some of the art goes towards the refurbishment of the Art Schools.