Schools events

We organise a huge variety of events for Primary and Preparatory Schools to enable their use of our wonderful campus and facilities and so that younger pupils can gain first-hand experience of all that Haileybury has to offer.

Scroll down to see the wonderful range of opportunities for your school, then get in touch and get involved.

Prep & Primary Schools' Festival of Arts 2014

The deadline has now passed for entries for our Haileybury Prep & Primary Schools' Festival of Arts competition for 2014.

Twenty-eight prep and primary schools submitted their pupils’ entries (from Years 3 to 8) for our annual Art and Creative Writing competitions in 2013. The judges were hugely impressed by the high quality of all the children's work and found it truly difficult to select the prize-winners.

Following a successful pilot in 2013, all artwork and creative writing pieces for the 2014 Festival will be exhibited in two specially-erected marquees in Memorial Quad at Haileybury for a week during the Summer Term. Participating schools will once again be invited to make use of the exhibition spaces for writing or art workshop sessions or to hold their own 'mini event'. Photographs of this year's exhibitions can be viewed in the Gallery.

How your school can get involved

The theme of the Festival of Arts for 2014 is Courage and Hope, inspired in no small part by the approaching centenary of the beginning of the First World War.

Full details of the competition, including competition rules, submission guidelines and entry forms can be downloaded below. Please note that the deadline for submitting all entries was Friday 7 March 2014; the awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 17 May.

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! Details of the 2015 Festival will appear here in June 2014.

U10 Girls' Netball Tournament - Sunday 2 February 2014

Open to prep and primary school teams, challenging for the Haileybury Cup, play starts at 10am and the competition will conclude at approximately 1.30pm. Lunch is available for all visiting pupils, staff and supporting friends and family.

A date and registration details for the 2015 event will appear here in Autumn 2014.

Science Challenge - Wednesday 12 March 2014 (FULLY BOOKED)

This annual competition takes place during National Science & Engineering Week 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.

Due to a fantastic response from schools the Science Challenge event is now full. Please continue to check this page for new and forthcoming events.

Prep & Primary School Year 5 Mathematics Challenge (FULLY BOOKED)

The next Mathematics Challenge will take place on 27 March 2014. The Challenge is open to teams of four Year 5 pupils and gives talented young mathematicians the opportunity to stretch their skills. The Challenge begins at 10.15 am and will finish by 2.30 pm at the latest. Lunch will be provided for all visiting pupils and staff.

Please note that places are limited so, if for any reason your school are unable to attend the Challenge and you have already registred for a team place, please contact Haileybury.

Girls' Football Tournaments  - Summer Term 2014

Haileybury's inaugural Girls' Football Tournaments took place in April and June 2013 - we hope your school is able to take up the opportunity to challenge other schools for the Haileybury Girls' Football Trophies in 2014. These seven-a-side competitions are held with the support of ISFA (Independent Schools' Football Association).

We hope the tournaments will be both competitive and successful in the promotion of girls' participation in sport in general, and football in particular. Girls' and women's football has grown hugely in the UK and internationally and Haileybury is keen to be involved in this growth.

Schools Aquathlon

Haileybury is delighted to host both the Regional Qualifier and the National Finals events for this combined swim and run competition for children aged 7 to 13 held annually during the Summer Term. The next Regional Qualifier takes place on Tuesday 29 April 2014 and is now full. To find out more visit Schools Aquathlon.

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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