School News

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

Students at Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby have been given the opportunity to test their engineering skills and have agreed to participate in this year’s Shropshire Star STEM challenge.

The lucky year 8 students will work with real engineers from industry to design and make a product. The challenge is encouraging links between local businesses and schools and a total of 15 schools and businesses from around the Shropshire area are taking part.  HAD are lucky enough to be partnered with Busch UK Ltd, who have a facility in Telford.... Read More

As he was under 16, Will Cuhls, a pupil at Haberdashers' Adams, couldn’t join his mother Ruth for “take your child to work day” on the children’s ward.

Instead he spent three days researching, creating and testing the different sets which include Lego zipwires, balloon racing cars, robots and mechanical toys. They will be used mainly by oncology patients – and also those who are long stay in the hospital and recurrent patients – as part of the educational activities in the schoolroom on the children’s ward. 

The equipment, which also... Read More

Three musicians at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools carried off the top prize in this year’s annual talent contest.

Students from the town’s three secondary schools – Monmouth Comprehensive School, Monmouth School for Boys, and Monmouth School for Girls – united on stage after progressing from the qualifying rounds for a special celebration of music.

The evening raised around £1,000 for Cancer Research Wales in memory of Monmouth School for Boys’ pupil Tom Walker, who died last year from leukaemia.

A band from Monmouth School for... Read More

A team of sixth formers from Crayford Academy took part in the Final for the Annual Livery Academy Awards at Mansion House, home and office of the Lord Mayor. The team consisted of Year 13 students: Eleanor Dagnachew, Gideon Divine, Andrea Shittu, Henry McCarron, Ben Jones and Karis Stevens.


Having won the heat back in November, the team had further prepared their pitch with the help of mentors, Joshua Rosen and Doug Spencer from the business world and also Nick Jenkins, the founder of Moonpig and a loyal Haberdasher. 

Second... Read More

A team of Haberdashers attended Knights Academy early this term to speak to a group of Year 11 and 12 students.

‘The Fantastic Five’,  a phrase coined by Executive Principal, Dr. Tesca Bennett, spoke to a large group of Year 11 and 12 students.  The talks were really honest and inspiring, and students were engaged throughout.


Chris Achiampong, (Football Scout for Liverpool FC and Apprentice at EY/ IBM), Adrian Walcott (Managing Director of Brands with Values), Joanna Abeyie... Read More

A record number of boys from Newport and its surrounding areas will receive letters in the coming days recommending that they apply.

Haberdashers’ Adams has announced that from September 2019 nearly half of its intake is likely to be from pupils living within just a few miles of the school. When Headmaster Gary Hickey took over in 2015 one of his priorities was to take the school back to its roots. He discovered that just six of the 105 day boys who had started Year 7 that September were from the local Newport area.

“When Adams was... Read More