Schools events

We organise a huge variety of events for schools to enable their use of our wonderful campus and facilities and so that pupils can gain first-hand experience of all that Haileybury has to offer. Peruse the range of opportunities for your school, then get in touch and get involved.

Haileybury Trench Trail for schools

Autumn Term trench trail school visits are fully booked! Plans are being laid for Spring Term 2015 - watch this space.

This summer Haileybury will be constructing a replica command trench in the grounds of the College which will be open to visiting school groups during the Autumn Term.

We hope our trench trail will provide a unique and valuable perspective on one of the most tragic and important chapters in the history of both our school and country.” Joe Davies, Master of Haileybury

For full details of this incredible project and how your school can get involved, click here.




Author event: Charlie Higson - Thursday 18 September, 9.45 am

We are delighted to welcome back to Haileybury renowned author Charlie Higson who will be talking about his latest book in The Enemy series, The Hunted.

Higson is also an acclaimed actor, comedian and writer for radio and television. He wrote the incredibly successful Young Bond series which has sold over a million copies in the UK. The first novel in the bestselling zombie-adventure series for teenagers, The Enemy, was published in 2009 and Higson seems to have perfected the art of terrifying and captivating his readers in equal measure.

Booking is essential - to reserve your school group places please complete the online Schools Events registration form. Suggested pupil age for this event is Year 8.

Author event: Alex Scarrow -  Thursday 2 October, 9.45 am

Haileybury is proud to support the HCBF 2014 and will host Alex Scarrow, the award winning, bestselling author of the Time Riders series featuring time-travelling teenagers. In this high energy talk and he draws upon his previous careers as a graphic designer, video games designer and rock musician.

Booking essential. Suggested pupil age: Year 7.


Poetry of the First World War: A one-day conference for Sixth Form - Friday 17 October 2014, 10 am - 4.30 pm

The aim of this conference is to involve Sixth Form pupils and their teachers in the critical discussions and revaluations of the poetry of the First World War that are taking place in this its Centenary year.

The keynote speaker is by Dr Adrian Barlow, president of the English Association. Simon Armitage, whose new film The Great War: An Elegy will be broadcast on BBC2 in the Autumn, will be giving a poetry reading followed by Q&A. In addition, the programme will include papers and presentations by teachers and pupils, and a poster competition.

For full details click here.

If you are a teacher or pupil and would like to present a short paper, or are interested in creating a poster for our competition, please contact Head of English, Dr Tom Day.

Places at the conference are free for school groups - advance booking is essential. Book online.


Launch of the Haileybury Prep & Primary Schools' Festival of Arts 2015

The theme for the Haileybury Prep & Primary Schools Festival of Arts 2015 is Landscapes. The theme document can be downloaded below and includes trigger words and an extract from a poem.

We were delighted to welcome entries from 31 prep and primary schools (from Years 3 to 8) for our annual Art and Creative Writing competitions in 2014. The judges were hugely impressed by the high quality of all the children's work and found it very difficult to select the prize-winners.

The artwork and creative writing pieces for the 2014 Festival were once again exhibited in two specially-erected marquees in Memorial Quad at Haileybury during the Summer Term. 

How your school can get involved for 2015

Full details, including competition rules, submission guidelines and entry forms will be available to download from this page in September. (2014 documents remain below for reference but these will be updated.)

Please note that the deadline date for submitting entries is 23 March 2015 and the awards ceremony will take place in June 2015 (date tbc).

 We are looking forward to including pupils' work from more schools than ever in our Festival of Arts exhibitions so let your Art and English teachers know you want join in for 2015!

U10 Girls' Netball Tournament - February 2015

Open to prep and primary school teams, challenging for the Haileybury Cup. (A date and registration details for the 2015 event will appear here in Autumn 2014.)

Prep & Primary School Year 5 Mathematics Challenge - March 2015

The next Mathematics Challenge will take place on 26 March 2015. The Challenge is open to teams of four Year 5 pupils and gives talented young mathematicians the opportunity to stretch their skills.

Bookings for this event will open in Autumn Term 2014.

Science Challenge - Spring / Summer 2015 (date tbc)

This annual competition takes place during the Spring or Summer Term each year and is for teams of four Year 5 pupils, one team from each participating school. The annual Science Challenge consists of three science-based tasks, involving problem-solving skills and teamwork. Each task is judged and teams awarded marks leading to an overall winner. Parents are warmly invited to attend the final presentations at the conclusion of the day.

A date and registration details for the 2015 event will appear here soon. 

Girls' Football Tournaments  - Summer Term 

These annual seven-a-side competitions for U13, U15 and U18 teams are held with the support of ISFA (Independent Schools' Football Association).


Please view the gallery for images of past events.

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"When we attended the Arts and Creative Writing Competition, it was the first time we had visited Haileybury and we were very impressed. It will certainly be our first choice of senior school when the time comes."

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