School News

The Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools community has joined together to raise more than £70,000 in memory of a caring and considerate teenage boy. Tom was a pupil at Monmouth School for Boys and his unexpected death in June 2018, aged just 13, has been felt by the whole community.

More than 650 swimmers took the plunge in a 12-hour swimathon, called Swim for Tom.

Tom’s family with Katie (second left), who helped to organise Swim for... Read More

Students at Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby have been given the opportunity to test their engineering skills and have agreed to participate in this year’s Shropshire Star STEM challenge.

The lucky year 8 students will work with real engineers from industry to design and make a product. The challenge is encouraging links between local businesses and schools and a total of 15 schools and businesses from around the Shropshire area are taking part.  HAD are lucky enough to be partnered with Busch UK Ltd, who have a facility in Telford.... Read More


As he was under 16, Will Cuhls, a pupil at Haberdashers' Adams, couldn’t join his mother Ruth for “take your child to work day” on the children’s ward. Will Cuhls.jpg

Instead he spent three days researching, creating and testing the different sets which include Lego zipwires, balloon racing cars, robots and mechanical toys. They will be used mainly by oncology patients – and also those who are long stay in the hospital and recurrent patients – as part of the educational activities in the schoolroom on the children’s ward. 

The equipment, which... Read More


Three musicians at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools carried off the top prize in this year’s annual talent contest. Monmouths-Got-Talent-2019-1.jpg

Students from the town’s three secondary schools – Monmouth Comprehensive School, Monmouth School for Boys, and Monmouth School for Girls – united on stage after progressing from the qualifying rounds for a special celebration of music.

The evening raised around £1,000 for Cancer Research Wales in memory of Monmouth School for Boys’ pupil Tom Walker, who died last year from leukaemia.

A band... Read More


A team of sixth formers from Crayford Academy took part in the Final for the Annual Livery Academy Awards at Mansion House, home and office of the Lord Mayor. The team consisted of Year 13 students: Eleanor Dagnachew, Gideon Divine, Andrea Shittu, Henry McCarron, Ben Jones and Karis Stevens. Crayford at Mansion House.jpg

 

Having won the heat back in November, the team had further prepared their pitch with the help of mentors, Joshua Rosen and Doug Spencer from the business world and also Nick Jenkins, the founder of Moonpig and a loyal... Read More


A team of Haberdashers attended Knights Academy early this term to speak to a group of Year 11 and 12 students.

‘The Fantastic Five’,  a phrase coined by Executive Principal, Dr. Tesca Bennett, spoke to a large group of Year 11 and 12 students.  The talks were really honest and inspiring, and students were engaged throughout.

 

Chris Achiampong, (Football Scout for Liverpool FC and Apprentice at EY/ IBM), Adrian Walcott (Managing Director of Brands with Values), Joanna Abeyie... Read More


A record number of boys from Newport and its surrounding areas will receive letters in the coming days recommending that they apply.

Haberdashers’ Adams has announced that from September 2019 nearly half of its intake is likely to be from pupils living within just a few miles of the school. When Headmaster Gary Hickey took over in 2015 one of his priorities was to take the school back to its roots. He discovered that just six of the 105 day boys who had started Year 7 that September were from the local Newport area.

“When Adams was... Read More


Former Monmouth Head Boy Hallam Amos completed an excellent summer tour with Wales by scoring a fine try in a commanding 30-12 win against Argentina in Santa Fe.

He rounded off a superb second-half flowing move to dive over for his fifth try for Wales in his 18th Test appearance. Playing at full-back, Hallam gave another assured display for Warren Gatland’s side who secured their first Test series victory in Argentina since 1999. He opened the tour by scoring in Wales’ narrow 22-20 Test victory against South Africa in the USA. Hallam set up... Read More