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The Mayor with Barry Quin, WFC Head of Coaching and Development

The Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr. John Hensley, with his wife Mayoress Diane Hensley, enjoyed their visit to The Harefield Academy to see the Year 9 Inter House Sports in full action during National Sports Week. The Harefield Academy, renowned for its excellent sporting facilities, took the visitors to see the Year 9 students competing for their House in the Inter House Sports. The children were enjoying cricket on the astro, rounders on the school field and tennis on the MUGA (multi use games area).

As well as watching the Year 9 students, the Mayor and Mayoress had the opportunity to meet with our Table Tennis Coach, Eli Baraty and witness our top Table Tennis students practicing. One Year 12 student in particular, Zahna Hall, has just won both the Team and Single events representing England at the Schools' Home Nations tournament.

The basketball team were also in fine form during the visit, showing off their expertise with coach Daniel Szatkowski. Our visitors also had the opportunity to watch some first class football coaching taking place in the DTF (dry training facility) where the Watford FC Scholars were training with the WFC Head of Coaching and Development, Barry Quin.

The visit ended with a visit to our boarding house, a stunning building on site with facilities for 50 boarders. The Senior House Parent, Fiona McLeod, welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress to have a look around and enjoy some light refreshments. The Mayor was delighted that he "had the opportunity to meet some wonderful students" and the Mayoress was "very impressed with staff and students and an amazing building".

If you are interested in securing a place for your son or daughter at The Harefield Academy, please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Elaine Down at for further information.