School News

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

The Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools community is devastated at the death of Old Monmothian and Haberdashers' Freeman Eddie Butler, the former Wales rugby captain, British Lion and broadcaster, at the age of 65.

Eddie Butler at Monmouth


Eddie was a ‘legend’ of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools community, having captained the 1st XV and been involved in so many aspects of the schools, including fund-raising and as the voice... Read More

Former Haberdashers' Crayford Academy pupil Marfa Ekimova has claimed gold in the rhythmic gymnastics all-around final of the Commonwealth Games. The 17-year-old became the first ever English gymnast to take the title in this event, and led the field from the very start, eventually posting a total of 112.300.


Ekimova, who also won bronze in the team event on Thursday, said: “It’s amazing, it’s incredible, it’s a dream come true. It was madness, a roaring crowd, anything a gymnast could ever wish for."

She had a slender... Read More

Waiting for the results announcement

The sun shone for the Haberdashers' Inter-Schools' Athletics Event on Wednesday 15 June, with the mercury reaching 24 C. The 10 schools involved excelled themseves in a total of 49 track and field events.


Past Master Richard Glover, Chairman of the Education Committee, presents the winner of the under-14 boys' team with the trophy

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Continuing with our series of promising alumni from across the Haberdasher family of schools.

Ones to Watch

Jonty Lefroy Watt Haberdashers' Adams

Jonty is a gifted musician whose love and talent of music was enjoyed by everyone during his years at Haberdashers’ Adams, particularly in House Music competitions. After completing his A-levels in 2018, Jonty studied music at Oxford and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in composition at the Royal Academy of Music in... Read More

Continuing with our series of promising alumni from across the Haberdasher family of schools.

Ones to Watch Amelia Rock Haberdashers' Abraham Darby

Amelia was head girl in 2020-2021 and is now studying Experimental Psychology at Oxford after gaining straight A*s in A level Maths, Biology and Chemistry. 

Amelia was heavily involved in music throughout her time at Abraham Darby.  She played Euphonium in the Showband and Brass Band and also experienced performing at the Royal... Read More

Continuing with our series of promising alumni from across the Haberdasher family of schools.

Ones to Watch Ruya Pancar Haberdashers' Crayford Academy

Ruya is a Solicitor Apprentice, currently sitting in the Brands team at Mishcon de Reya. “Securing my apprenticeship role has been a great experience and I am learning every day,” she says. “A typical day for me involves dealing with various issues concerning trademarks such as publishing, registering, adding/removing deadlines, sending out and drafting certificates and ensuring... Read More

On the evening of 9 March the Haberdashers' Musician of the Year brought students, staff and Members from across the country together for a highly enjoyable evening of musical entertainment at Haberdashers' Hall. Competition Format

Competitors. Each school was invited to send one competitor from each of their senior schools, making ten competitors in total. Competitors must be individual performers but they may bring an accompanist of their choice.

Judges. Dame Jane Glover DBE, Freeman, acted as Head Judge, along with Alessandro Fisher,... Read More

A former student at Monmouth School for Boys will be coxing the University of Oxford in this year's Boat Race on the River Thames.  Old Monmothian, Jack Tottem (front), with his Oxford rowing crew.


Jack Tottem, (pictured, front) is a former Captain of Boats, Deputy Head Boy and 1st VIII cox at Monmouth.

The Old Monmothian, 20, is now studying History at Brasenose College and will be making his debut for the Dark Blue men's VIII against the University of Cambridge on... Read More