What we teach through Sport

  • The pursuit of excellence through personal development, commitment and teamwork.
  • Ethical and responsible behaviour on and off the field.
  • Adherence to the spirit of rules as much as to their letter.
  • Leadership and strength of character.
  • Recognition that mistakes are inevitable and important, and that success comes from a determined rebound.
  • Respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgement of defeat with grace.

Preparing boys with diverse backgrounds and abilities for a life of learning, leadership, service and personal fulfilment.

the School’s purpose

With afternoon games five times a week, a choice of 32 different sports, and regular inter-school and inter-House matches, boys are kept healthy and active.

Surrounded by acres of sports fields, astroturf pitches, a golf course, a swimming pool, a sports centre, and numerous tennis, rackets and fives courts, we offer a breadth of sporting opportunities to match every interest and ability. Many boys play several sports, and unique occasions like the annual Cricket match versus Eton at Lord’s provide memorable highlights in the calendar. Our extensive and hotly contested inter-House sports programme engages all 12 Houses in varied competitions.

The upper-end of our extensive team list (numbering over 20 in each of our major sports) regularly win county and national championships, and our elite sportsmen have an impressive record of achievement at the highest levels internationally; some go on to enjoy professional careers.

Under the guidance of some of the country’s leading coaches, alongside Harrow's own Beaks, boys focus as much on their own effort and improvement as on final scores. Partnerships with professional bodies such as the Saracens Foundation and Queens Park Rangers Football Club further strengthen our sporting programme, along with international tours: destinations have included Malaysia and Australia for Rugby, the USA for Soccer, South Africa for Cricket and Japan for Judo.

Some Harrovians who do not consider themselves athletes when they arrive at the School discover new sports and the talent to play them with great skill and flair. Many continue to enjoy the sporting abilities they discovered at Harrow long after leaving the Hill, taking the lessons they have learnt with them into adulthood.


SVAAN Meet 30th August 2009
“Every parting is a form of death as every union is a type of honest”

A wonderful and memorable day. It was heartening to see the older students gather again in the campus reflecting all their achievements and continuing journey through life. The SVS management honoured Z.Mathew’s close friends, for introducing the scholarship and rolling trophy in loving memory of Z.Mathew,who lost his life in an accident. Third issue of 'SVS Heartbeat' newsletter was released on this remarkable day.

SVAAN - St. Vincent's Alumni Association was officially inaugurated on 24th November 2007. Rev. Fr. C. Wilson, C.M. The Principal, St. Vincent's Convent School, Kollam, was the guest of honour.

The day was marked with great success with a good turnout of as many as 150 SVS Alumni. It was a memorable evening listening to the alumni showering their encomiums on the SVS.

An additional charm to the occasion was the inauguration of the SVS Girls Band.