News archive March 2006

Inspection Report

24 March 2006

Please click the link below the access the report prepared by the Independent School Inspectorate following the whole school inspection of 30th January 2006. ISI Inspection Report  > more

New-look Highfield proves a hit

15 March 2006

Haileybury's Lower School boys' boarding facility has been substantially increased to house an extra 10 pupils following the completion of building work to Highfield. The project, which has taken six months to complete, is one of the most intensive projects the school has undertaken in such a short time, says Haileybury's domestic bursar, Peter Bailey. In addition to housing the extra pupils, a new Housemaster's flat, which overlooks most of the estate, was added on as was another staff flat on the first floor. Peter says the very best  > more

Haileybury turns into Hogwarts for the day

15 March 2006

The Haileybury Science Department transformed itself into a School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in early March when pupils from 15 prep schools contested the annual Science Challenge. The overall winner for 2006 was Kingshott. The Biology section was won by Loyola Prep while Kingshott proved themselves in the Chemistry section and Lockers Park took the Physics competition. Among the tasks the children had to undertake, a la Harry Potter, was examining the stomachs of four "dragons" to determine what had made them ill. When  > more

Edge Grove takes hockey title

15 March 2006

In a repetition of last year's final, Edge Grove beat Woodford Prep to take the Haileybury Prep Schools Hockey Tournament title. Edge Grove also boasted Man of the Tournament, Oliver Brooks-Ward. Five schools participated in this year's tournament (Edge Grove, Woodford Prep, Quainton Hall, St Paul's Cathedral School and Lockers Park), which started with a round robin of games, where every team had a chance to play each other. All matches were closely fought and no one particular team looked to be coming out on top. Third and fourth place  > more

Ben to play in U19 World Championships

15 March 2006

The RFU has announced that Haileybury's Ben Thomas will be part of the 26-man England squad which will compete in next month's IRB U19 World Championship in Dubai. This Friday brings a forerunner of the contest between England U19s and Ireland U19s as the two teams battle it out at the Twickenham Stoop in their last Six Nations match, kicking off at 7:45pm. Congratulations, Ben!  > more

370 delegates for Haileybury MUN this weekend

15 March 2006

Nearly 400 delegates from 23 schools around the world will descend on Haileybury this weekend for the annual Haileybury MUN gathering this weekend. There are 69 delegations taking part, as well as 30 Student Officers, some 130 pupil helpers, and 70 staff. Schools attending are from England, the USA, the Netherlands and France. A full report will appear on the website next week. The MUN is a simulation of the real United Nations, with pupil delegates representing real countries in committees discussing real issues and agreeing on real  > more

Haileybury chefs prove successful at Hotelympia

1 March 2006

Haileybury's team of chefs from catering company Compass came away with several awards following the Hotelympia exhibition, held at ExCel in London, last week. With encouragement and support from Mike Hodges, Executive Chef, many of the Haileybury team were competing for the first time. Their results in various classes resulted in the following awards: Craig Porter, Chef de Partie - Bronze Medal - Junior Traditional Pasta - Live Theatre Stephen Smith, Pastry Chef - Bronze Medal - Plated dessert Ben Sultson, Head Chef - Certificate  > more

Haileybury Sports Complex to undergo refurbishment

1 March 2006

The Haileybury Sports Complex will undergo a major regeneration during the Easter holidays, causing the centre to be closed for a week. New equipment will be installed in the wet changing rooms, the squash area will be redecorated, and art and sports photographs will decorate the public areas, according to Haileybury's domestic bursar, Mr Peter Bailey. In addition, the fitness suite will be re-organised and there are plans to update the equipment in the gym in the near future. Already, new vending machines have been installed, offering  > more

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