School News

Last week the Lord Mayor of London, Haberdasher Liveryman William Russell, thanked students from Haberdasher Schools for their hard work at the Lord Mayor's Show last year by inviting them to tea at Mansion House.

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Haberdashers' Abraham Darby Senior Jazz Band, who won the top award of 'best band' at the Great North Big Jazz Festival, on Sunday 1st March at the University of Sunderland. Lily Hughes and William Woods, both aged 16, celebrate success in the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival in Sunderland.

 

The band’s musical director Mr Tom Gledhill said, "I am extremely pleased with the performance, and especially the recognition of our drummer, William Woods, who received an... Read More


Lisa Davies, a former pupil at Monmouth School for Girls, has been presented with the IMechE Land Rover Spen King Sustainability Award.  Lisa Davies receives her scholarship from (left) Dr Matthew Hancock from Jaguar Land Rover, and (right) former President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Professor Richard Folkson. 

 

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Pupils at Haberdashers' Adams enjoyed a surprise visit from former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, who turned up at their school assembly.

 

Radzi, a former pupil at Haberdashers’ Adams in Newport, launched the school’s campaign to find 15 pupils to take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show in London in November.

The Wolverhampton-born popular TV presenter will head up the Adams’ entry, which will feature the school’s Taiko drummers playing on top of a double decker bus as it... Read More


Staff, project partners and guests came together to celebrate the opening of Borough Academy’s temporary site with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Wednesday 3rd September.

 

For its first year the Academy will be housed in a purpose-built temporary building on Sawyer Street. It was built using state-of-the-art modular construction techniques, which gives this temporary facility the same quality as a permanent building. Meanwhile the conversion of the fire station to provide... Read More


The family of Monmouth pupil Tom Walker, who died of leukaemia last year aged 13, are thanking people from the “bottom of our hearts” after a major £100,000 appeal fund in his memory was smashed in less than a year.

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 Tom.

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For the first time ever at Haberdashers' Abraham Darby, all three bands - Showband, Junior Jazz and Senior Jazz - gained the top Platinum Awards at the finals of the National Concert Band Festival of Great Britain. 

     

The Showband, Junior Jazz Band & Senior Jazz Band all competed in the finals of the national festival held at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on Saturday 13th April 2019.  The National Concert Band... Read More


The Livery Schools Conference was held at Haberdashers' Hall on Friday 15th March. Please click below to see the slides:

 

 

 


On Friday 22nd March, 250 people scaled one of Wales’ highest peaks, raising over £25,000 for Cancer Research Wales. The hike was in memory of Tom Walker, who died from leukaemia last June, aged 13. Tom, a pupil at Monmouth School for Boys, was the youngest of 90 people who defied cold and wet conditions to tackle the first Brecon Beacons Night Hike last year, and his family, friends and teachers retraced his steps last Friday.... Read More


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