School News

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

A teacher at Haberdashers' Adams won the million pound jackpot on ITV's Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which aired in September 2020.


Donald Fear, 57, who teaches history and politics, won, appropriately, with a history question: 'In 1718, which pirate died in battle off the coast of what is now North Carolina?"

The options were Calico Jack, Blackbeard, Bartholomew Roberts, and Captain Kidd. The winning answer was Blackbeard.

Mr Fear, who lives in Telford, said he had... Read More

Twelve cricketers at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have been selected to represent Wales this summer.


Sixth Form student Harry continued his impressive start to the season with his inclusion in a two-day training match with Glamorgan this week. He played with all the senior professionals at Glamorgan under the eye of the professional county’s head coach, Matthew Maynard.

Harry, an opening batsman, has been working hard under the guidance of Monmouth School for Boys’ Director... Read More

The Master, Caroline Davis, has recorded an inspiring message for all the students and teachers in the Haberdasher family of schools.

Watch it here

Friends of a pupil at Monmouth School for Boys have raised more than £4,300 for a hospital children’s ward.


The staff and boarding community at Chapel House in Monmouth organised a hugely inspirational 20-hour fund-raiser in honour of Sam Badcock, who also took part in the event. Stay in Bed for Sam was organised by Ms Sheila Mone, House Parent at Chapel House at Monmouth School for Boys, and her team. ... Read More

Last week, a team from the Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools represented Wales in the UK final of Young Enterprise UK Company of the Year, for their Bumble wraps, a natural alternative to single-use plastics. They are now selling DIY cotton and beeswax wraps online: Many congratulations to all involved for a great achievement.


Many congratulations to Fabienne Dias, a student at Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy, who has been selected from over 17,000 applicants to appear in the Royal Academy's Young Artists' Summer Show, with this wonderful photographic portrait of her friend Ife:  


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