School News

On 29 February school leaders came together at Haberdashers’ Hall from across the family of schools. The event was part of Haberdashers’ Working Together programme which brings together school leaders and governors to share ideas and best practice, working together towards the Haberdashers’ wider aspiration to empower young people from every background to fulfil their potential. 

Throughout the day delegates collaborated to consider how partnership working with the company, its charities and other organisations can benefit their schools, staff and students – as well as... Read More

Congratulations to Emmanuel O, for taking home first prize and the prestigious Glover Cup at the Habs Musician on of the Year 2024. 

The Head Boy at Haberdashers Crayford Academy wowed judges with his performance of a multi-media instrumental piece, featuring keyboard, beatbox, bass guitar, voice and loop pedal combined.

The Musician of the Year Award celebrates the musical accomplishments of Habs students and helps to deepen connections between our family of diverse Habs schools across the UK. The event brings together performers and their families, teachers... Read More

  Huge congratulations for our entrepreneurial sixth formers from Haberdashers’ Crayford Academy who did themselves proud at last night’s Livery Academy Awards Final at Mansion House in the City of London. 

Their pitch for an interconnected watch and app that could help individuals take their nutritional health into their own hands and form better lifestyle habits was innovative and socially conscious.

The team rose to the challenge of creating a 'technology-supported solution aimed at ensuring a sustainable future' and came up with the idea for a tech-... Read More


The winner and runners-up of the Schroders Economics Prize were announced on Tuesday 16 January at Haberdashers' Hall.

The Chief Economist set the following question, which was forwarded to Haberdashers’ Schools’ Year 12 A level students of Economics or Business Studies.

Is High Inflation Temporary or Here to Stay? Discuss

Many students from across the Haberdasher family of schools took part and submitted essays, but only 11 students were shortlisted for the prize-giving award ceremony as finalists.

Students and... Read More

Over the past two years, King's has worked in partnership with The Haberdashers’ Company, Citizens UK on South London Listens, a collaboration between NHS trusts and integrated care boards to bring the local community voice into designing and delivering mental health support.

Their Social Mobility & Widening Participation department has helped set up a series of Be Well Hubs in Haberdashers south London schools to help tackle the cause of mental ill-health, promote access to mental health services and support people in the community.

In November... Read More

This month, students in Y12 across our Haberdashers' school who are interested in persuing a career in the health sector, joined us at Haberdashers' Hall for a two day-long careers conference.

Habs students who are considering a medical career applied to take part in the opportunity to find out more about their options in the field of medicine and beyond.

On the first day of the conference our students were given exclusive access to St Barts after hours, as they joined a special behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital.

During the tour, students met... Read More

  Borough Academy celebrated its development on the Old Fire Station site on Southwark Bridge Road by being officially opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on 7th November. A thoroughly enjoyable and exciting day for all staff and students. 

Part of Haberdashers’ Academies Trust South, a multi academy trust of four secondary and five primary schools in south-east London, Haberdashers’ Borough Academy opened to pupils in September 2019 and now has almost 900 pupils on roll across Years 7 to 11. 

Now in its fifth year, the school will have... Read More

Haberdashers’ West Midlands federation becomes a family of three with the introduction of Castle House School. The addition of the independent preparatory school brings the total number of schools under the Haberdashers name to 19. 

At the start of September 2023, it was announced that Castle House School had joined the family of The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers’ to become Haberdashers’ Castle House School. This news has been met with overwhelming support from the parents, staff and all involved with the school.

All of the local schools... Read More

On Friday 24 February 2023, the Haberdashers' Company was proud to present its very first Schools' Music Festival. 

This event is part of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers’ Character programme - cultural, civic and skills building activities for our schools. Haberdashers are proud to include schools of all types and sizes within the family of schools – from brand new state academies to centuries’ old independent schools. Haberdashers’ wider aspiration is to empower young people from every background and enable them to flourish.

We are very grateful to Habs Boys for... Read More

The Livery Academy Award Finals were held last night (31 January) at the Mansion House.

Established in 2013, the Livery Academy Awards are designed to foster entrepreneurial and presentation skills among sixth-form students as well as build links between Livery Company members and the Academies with whom their Company is associated. In our case, those schools are Haberdashers' Hatcham College, Haberdashers' Knights Academy, Haberdashers' Crayford Academy, all part of the Haberdashers' Academies Trust South in SE London, and Haberdashers' Abraham Darby and Haberdashers' Adams, both ... Read More