The Haberdashers' Company was delighted to host the annual Royal College of Art  Judging Event and Awards Ceremony at the Hall on 22 May 2017. 

Every year the Company makes awards to 1st year MA students in Fashion and Textiles at the RCA. The College selects eight finalists  who are given an opportunity to present their work to a panel of judges and the winners share part of a £10,000 prize fund. This year the standard of work was extremely high, with finalists displaying great creativity and talent. 

First prize went to Elizabeth Ranson, second prize went to Isabella MacKenzie and third prize went to Jo Connell.

2017 Finalists

 1st Prize Winner Elizabeth Ranson

  2nd Prize Winner Isabella MacKenzie

  3rd Prize Winner Jo Connell



The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2017

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School is delighted to announce that it has been named as The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year for 2017. 

This achievement is enhanced by the Preparatory School, once again, being ranked top Boys Preparatory School in the country. The Sunday Times Parent Power award qualifies schools not only on their academic achievements but also includes co-curricular, parent feedback and the success of former pupils.

Haberdashers’ commitment to nurturing excellence is demonstrated in each and every accomplishment. Its academic success, extensive co-curricular programme and unparalleled pastoral care are underpinned by an ethos of endeavour that has led to nation-wide recognition.

Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, said: “Habs Boys is always a top performer and a hugely popular option for anyone with sons who is considering independent education. The Headmaster has fashioned a school that excels academically but also stresses the importance of – and encourages participation in – the co-curricular activities that ensure boys leave the school with a deserved reputation for being star all-rounders.”

Peter Hamilton, Headmaster, said: “We are delighted to be named and recognised by The Sunday Times as the best independent school in the country. This is a tremendous accolade and one of which we are extremely proud. I would like to thank our pupils, teachers, support staff, parents and governors. Their hard work, commitment and passion is what drives Habs to the forefront of global education.”