School News

Robin Skailes, 17,  was among only 635 students, from a total entry of 7,160 nationwide, to scoop a gold award in the UK Chemistry Olympiad.

 

Robin, a student at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schoos, has been offered a place to read Computer Science at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge.

Designed to challenge and inspire, the UK Chemistry Olympiad is the leading chemistry competition for students in secondary education and organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.... Read More


A pupil at Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools has received a prestigious honour for his outstanding role in the Army section of the Combined Cadet Force.

Cadet Lance Corporal Edward Nock, a bright and upcoming young leader, has been appointed to the role of Lord-Lieutenant Cadet for 2021.

Edward was recognised by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE,  at a virtual awards ceremony last week. Edward’s new role will last for a year and includes attendance with the... Read More


A Sixth-Former at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls has set up a pen pal initiative, pairing students with residents at local care homes.

Jess Folwell (Upper 6) writes, "During the first lockdown, I was unable to visit and chat to residents at my local care home as I had previously been doing. I thought it was important to stay in contact with them nonetheless, as I had really been enjoying getting to know them. So I decided to start exchanging letters with the residents and it became a real... Read More


Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School have been busy delivering bundles of new laptops and dongles with pre-loaded internet to other schools in the community this week.

The initiative has been created by both schools in a bid to support the rising numbers of families struggling to access learning at home, due to poor internet connectivity and lack of devices.

Among the schools currently receiving the equipment are Cowley Hill Primary in Borehamwood, Fairfield Junior School and St John's St... Read More


Ed Smith, a 12-year-old pupil at Monmouth School for Boys, has invented a device to help the NHS with the process of administering one of the Covid-19 vaccines. 

Ed, whose prototype can mix 100 vials at one time, was inspired by his GP parents, Peter and Sue Smith, who both work on the NHS frontline in Gloucestershire. Now he is liaising with Monmouth School for Boys’ Design and Technology (DT) Department to make his device a reality using state-of-the-art computer-controlled machines. He’s working on a smaller capacity version to be used in the vaccine clinics because... Read More


The first researcher funded by a scholarship set up in memory of a student at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools is now in post. Theo Morin, 25, is starting his scientific career after Cancer Research Wales funded his PhD studentship into acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) at Cardiff University. Theo Morin, 25, the first recipient of The Tom Walker Cancer Research Wales PhD Studentship for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Research. Monmouth pupil Tom Walker who died... Read More

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation schools have moved incredibly quickly and efficiently to distribute 800 laptops and iPads to their disadvantaged pupils who have been learning remotely over lockdown. 

 

In addition to this, 365 laptops have now been deployed to staff so that they can work remotely in order to provide excellent online teaching and support for pupils. As well as the national support from the Department of Education... Read More


The Christmas Camp at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, for overseas students who could not travel home during the holidays, has been a huge success.

 

Although they couldn't spend time with their families, the boys and girls had a great time at the camp, run by Connexcel Ltd.

As well as the provision of study support, the outstanding facilities at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools made for a broad range of activities, from roller skating to golf, knitting to festive paper-cutting.... Read More


Despite being based on the same 100 acre site in Elstree for more than 40 years, Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School have previously operated largely as separate entities.  

Heads Rose Hardy and Gus Lock

 

This announcement will see the schools unite under one shared vision for the first time in their history, with a 10-year redevelopment plan underpinned by the legacy of the schools’ founder, Robert Aske.

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Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls has invested £11 million into a STEM building to boost its IT and science provision.

 

Having seen a steady increase in the number of pupils choosing science A-levels, the school celebrated the opening of its new purpose-built facility this week with a special virtual event attended by the whole school, alongside headline speaker, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, presenter of BBC4’s The Sky at Night.... Read More