School News

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School have been busy delivering bundles of new laptops and dongles with pre-loaded internet to other schools in the community this week.

The initiative has been created by both schools in a bid to support the rising numbers of families struggling to access learning at home, due to poor internet connectivity and lack of devices.

Among the schools currently receiving the equipment are Cowley Hill Primary in Borehamwood, Fairfield Junior School and St John's St... Read More

Ed Smith, a 12-year-old pupil at Monmouth School for Boys, has invented a device to help the NHS with the process of administering one of the Covid-19 vaccines. 

Ed, whose prototype can mix 100 vials at one time, was inspired by his GP parents, Peter and Sue Smith, who both work on the NHS frontline in Gloucestershire. Now he is liaising with Monmouth School for Boys’ Design and Technology (DT) Department to make his device a reality using state-of-the-art computer-controlled machines. He’s working on a smaller capacity version to be used in the vaccine clinics because... Read More

The first researcher funded by a scholarship set up in memory of a student at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools is now in post. Theo Morin, 25, is starting his scientific career after Cancer Research Wales funded his PhD studentship into acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) at Cardiff University. Theo Morin, 25, the first recipient of The Tom Walker Cancer Research Wales PhD Studentship for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Research. Monmouth pupil Tom Walker who died... Read More

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation schools have moved incredibly quickly and efficiently to distribute 800 laptops and iPads to their disadvantaged pupils who have been learning remotely over lockdown. 


In addition to this, 365 laptops have now been deployed to staff so that they can work remotely in order to provide excellent online teaching and support for pupils. As well as the national support from the Department of Education... Read More

The Christmas Camp at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, for overseas students who could not travel home during the holidays, has been a huge success.


Although they couldn't spend time with their families, the boys and girls had a great time at the camp, run by Connexcel Ltd.

As well as the provision of study support, the outstanding facilities at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools made for a broad range of activities, from roller skating to golf, knitting to festive paper-cutting.... Read More

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