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 - Summer Term 2015

In the summer of 2014, Haileybury constructed a replica command trench in the grounds of the College which was open to visiting school groups during the Autumn Term.

Our trench trail provides 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

The trench will be open for limited school and public visits in the Summer Term 2015 - watch this space for more information. 


Haileybury Prep & Primary Schools' Festival of Arts 2015 *Deadline extended to 23rd March*

Schools across the region and beyond are invited to take part in our annual Art and Creative Writing competitions to encourage their pupils, from Years 3 to 8, to participate. 

This year's theme

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.

How your school can get involved in 2015

Please also see the information below.

Entry labels

Deadline for submission *Deadline extended to 23rd March*

We have extended the deadline for the Festival of Arts as some schools did not receive their postal packs which stated a change to the original deadline. Due to this, we are now honouring the original deadline of 23rd March. 

Exhibition and Award Ceremony

All artwork and creative writing for the 2015 festival will be exhibited in two specially erected marquees in Memorial Quad at Haileybury from Thursday 4 June to Saturday 6 June, during the Summer Term, when schools are welcome to come and view all entries. The Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday 6 June.

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 to join in for 2015! If you need to contact us about this event, please email 


U10 Girls' Netball Tournament - Sunday 8 March 2015

Open to prep and primary school teams, challenging for the Haileybury Cup.

Please book your place by registering your school here.  


Prep & Primary School Year 5 Mathematics Challenge - Thursday 26 March 2015

*Entry to the competition is now closed*

Haileybury’s annual Maths Challenge is taking place on Thursday 26 March, 2015 and we hope your school is able to take up this opportunity for a team of four Year 5 pupils.

Once again, Douglas Buchanan of DCBeagle Challenges will run the event. The Challenge gives talented young mathematicians the opportunity to stretch their skills amongst like-minded people in a competitive environment.

The young mathematicians will participate in six different mathematical tasks gaining points as they go along. At each of the six stations the young mathematicians could be solving puzzles using calculators, pentominoes, playing cards, tangrams or dominoes. The final round brings all the young mathematicians together where they are tasked with lateral thinking questions, bringing the event to an exciting conclusion. No preparation is required and all instructions for the activities during the afternoon will be clearly explained. Samples of activities can be found at:

The Challenge will begin at 10.30 am with schools asked to arrive at Haileybury between 10 and 10.15 am in order to register. Lunch will be available for visiting pupils and staff in the Dining Hall and we anticipate the event will finish by 2.00 pm at the latest.

Please note that places are limited so, if for any reason your school is unable to attend the Challenge after reserving a place, please contact the box office.


Year 5 Science Challenge - Tuesday 23 June 2015

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.

Please book your place by registering your school here.


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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