31 January 2006
Haileybury has announced that its boarding numbers are up by 100 pupils compared with six years ago. This is in direct contrast to the recent national trend which indicates that boarding in general is on the decline. In September 1999 there were 372 boarders at the school, compared to the 472 in January 2006. "This is an intensely satisfying development," says the Master, Stuart Westley. "In 1999, the total number of boarders in the country as a whole was reducing; schools which were partly boarding were closing their
17 January 2006
Martin Halsall has become Haileybury's new Bursar following the retirement of John Palmer after eight years. Martin has joined us after a very varied career in the Royal Air Force which spanned 32 years. Not only did he fly fighters for 20 years, but also he and his family spent a lot of time abroad with tours of duty in Germany, Canada, the Falkland Islands, Italy, Cyprus and Norway. Latterly, as a Group Captain, Martin commanded the airbase of Akrotiri in Cyprus, which played a crucial role in supporting the operations in Iraq in 2003. His
17 January 2006
Three Haileybury rugby players are currently enjoying county success. Bradley Lane (BFr) has been selected for the Under 14 county rugby squad, while two other Bartle Frere boys, Jamie George and Sam Anthony, played for the Herts Under 15s two weeks ago in the team that beat Bedfordshire at St Albans. Jamie has also been selected for the Saracens academy. Bradley and Sam Wilson have also been chosen by the county for specialist cricket coaching at Under 14 level. Well done to all the boys!
16 January 2006
Friday 3rd February 7.30pm Celebratory Concert commencing in Chapel Concert starts in Chapel then proceeds into Bradby Hall, the Attlee Room, the Dining Hall and Big School, where pupils will narrate the history of each building. The audience will then be entertained with music performed by choral, orchestral and jazz bands presenting music from the past 200 years, before moving on to the next venue. The second half of the concert concludes shortly after 10.00pm with the audience leaving Chapel to the sounds of the 21st Century from
11 January 2006
Haileybury will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the laying of its Foundation Stone with a series of events that run from February through to the end of the academic year. The Foundation Stone of the school's magnificent buildings was laid in Spring 1806. The 500-acre site now so enjoyed by the Haileybury community was originally bought at auction in October 1805 by the East India Company as they prepared to build new premises to house the expanding East India College in which young men were trained as administrators and civil servants
11 January 2006
Congratulations to Haileybury pupil Stephanie Cornish, who finished the year (2005) as the No.1 Under 14 tennis player in the UK. Stephanie also finished joint seventh in the Orange Bowl in Miami, the unofficial World Championships. She lost in last 16 to the No. 4 seed from Croatia (with 128 players in the draw, this means she won through three rounds) and then won three more rounds in playbacks. Congratulations to her!