School News

When Jamila, Tilly and Talia from Haberdasher’s School for Girls won the East Region final of the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition in 2020, they had high hopes for the grand final at Churchill College, Cambridge.  Students from Haberdashers' School for Girls pictured with, from left, Ameeta Sabharwal, ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Coordinator, Hertfordshire; Anthony Harris, ESU member and volunteer filmmaker and editor; Miss Efstathiou, Head of Lower Sixth at the school; and Jane Easton, Director-General... Read More

An athlete at Monmouth School for Boys has smashed his personal best for the pole vault and is ranked inside the top 10 in the UK and second in Wales for the under-17 age-group.

 

Fifteen-year-old Aharon Graham-Mulvaney cleared an impressive 3 metres 80 cm as he clinched second place in the pole vault at The Brewer Memorial Games in Cheltenham.

Aharon came into this current age group with a personal best height of 2:90 (set indoors 2020).

Following the disruption to... Read More


Joe Jenkins, aged 17, will be part of England’s squad for their fixture against Italy on Sunday 22nd August.

 

A teenage rugby ace at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools has been named in the England Under-18s squad for an international match later this month. Joe Jenkins, a student at Monmouth School for Boys, impressed the England coaches in a two-day training camp at the end of July. Now Joe, who plays in the centre for the school 1st XV, will be part of England’s squad for their fixture against... Read More


A student from Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School was recently honoured with The Energy Institute Climate Change Award in its The Big Bang Competition.

 

Gianpaolo Ruju impressed the judges with his project ‘HydroCharge', a portable mobile device charger powered by flowing water. This project was to design a product that can charge mobile devices in an eco-friendly way whilst in the countryside.

The Energy Institute Climate Change Award recognises a project that is designed to help... Read More


Holly and Emily Walker from Monmouth School for Girls have been recognised by the Prime Minister for their fund-raising efforts for Cancer Research Wales. They spearheaded a campaign in memory of their brother, Tom, which has topped £150,000.

Holly and Emily Walker with their brother Tom.

Two inspirational sisters at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have been recognised by the Prime Minister for their remarkable fund-raising feats.

Holly and Emily Walker spearheaded a... Read More


In conjunction with the Haberdashers’ Company, Cazenove Capital agreed to continue its sponsorship of the Schroders Economics Prize competition and the following question was set for 2020:

Governments are rapidly increasing their deficits and debt to support the economy. Running a government deficit is i) bad for the economy and ii) will require taxes to go up in the future. Discuss each point separately.

Entries were received from lower sixth Economics or Business Studies students at Haberdasher Schools.  It is a great pleasure to notify the winners and runners-up of the... Read More


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 Schools, 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