News archive January 2010


30 January 2010

Lower School rugby and training morning cancelled due to frozen pitches.  > more

£103 raised for Haiti

27 January 2010

Congratulations to Olamide Akin-Olugbade, Elisabetta Di Lauro, Katherine Briggs and Nicole Masters, who yesterday raised £103 for the Haiti Relief Fund by selling cakes to pupils and staff. The girls are doing charity fundraising as part of their Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award.  > more

Haileybury proclaimed outstanding in ISI inspection

26 January 2010

Haileybury fosters "excellence in academic scholarship and studies, provides excellent boarding facilities and many excellent opportunities for study, sport and other activities". This is according to Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspectors, who arranged and carried out the inspection of Haileybury at the end of last year. The ISI inspects schools according to a standard framework for inspection which it has laid down for the purposes of ensuring that standards are maintained and that the school complies with  > more

Haileybury appoints a new Head of Lower School

25 January 2010

Dr Laura Pugsley has been appointed as the new Head of Lower School at Haileybury, succeeding Mr Chris Jones, who is moving to Churcher's College in Petersfield, Hampshire to be Deputy Head. Dr Pugsley will take up the position at the start of the next academic year. She is well acquainted with the Lower School, having been a tutor there for the past five years. She has also taught History in the Lower School at various times over the years. Dr Pugsley coaches both boys' and girls' hockey as well as rounders. She has previously been a tutor in  > more

Important Calendar Amendments

24 January 2010

AUTUMN TERM FIELD WEEKEND 2010 will now run Saturday late afternoon (after fixtures) 9 October 2010 to Monday evening 11 October 2010. This will involve CCF Middles, Fifths and Sixths, and selected D of E Sixths, on both the Sunday and the Monday, plus D of E Middles on the Sunday only. (It is unclear at this range whether or not the Lower School 2 trip to Madrid which happened in October 2009 will be repeated in 2010.) As far is practicable, 'normal teaching' will continue on the Monday for those not involved. AUTUMN HALF-TERM 2010 will start  > more

Seven pupils offered provisional Oxbridge places

22 January 2010

Seven pupils offered provisional Oxbridge places

Congratulations to the seven Haileybury pupils, including all four Heads of School, who have been offered provisional Oxbridge places for next year. The seven are:Alistair Hamilton  > more

Lower School pupils

21 January 2010

Lower School pupils

Lower School 2 pupils travelled to St Luke's in London on 12 January to participate in the London Symphony Orchestra's outreach programme. The pupils used a clever computer programme  > more

Friday Night with the Jazz Bands

17 January 2010

This event is in support of the Home Farm Trust and the Hertfordshire Children's Fund. Directed by Quentin Thomas and Claire Tomsett, there are not many tickets left for our annual appointment with Haileybury's Jazzers. The Jazz Bands, Chamber Choir and Vocal Soloists fuse to help raise money for two great causes. This is always a terrific evening of good music. All welcome. Tickets are required and cost £15 per head (£10 for the balcony). Please book online at the box office or telephone 01992 706200.  > more

Return to school uniform

14 January 2010

With the weather having turned warmer and the majority of the snow having thawed on roads and paths around the school site, it has been decided that the pupils should wear their regular school uniform as from the start of the school day on Friday 15th January.  > more

Football XI train in Portugal

11 January 2010

Haileybury's 1st football XI had some extensive pre-season training during a tour to Portugal just after New Year. The 17-member tour was immensely successful despite the squad being stranded at Faro Airport for a couple of days due to the bad weather in the UK! Julian Alliott and George Allen led the team, who all stayed at Browns Sports and Leisure Club for five days just outside Vilamoura on the Algarve. Many English professional football and rugby clubs train at this facility. The Gambian national football team - most of whom play for  > more

Mayowa to play for ISFA U14s in February

11 January 2010

Removes pupils Mayowa Balogun has been selected as part of a squad of 16 players (from 30 possibles who attended the games over the Christmas holidays) to represent the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Under 14s in two matches in the next few weeks. The matches are against Walsall FC on 16 February 2010 and West Bromwich Albion FC on 17 February 2010. Both games will take place in the Midlands. Mayowa also participated in matches in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire over the Christmas break. He played as a centre back  > more

Uniform & Footwear

8 January 2010

In view of the amount of snow remaining on the ground here at school and the poor weather which is forecast to continue next week, it has been decided that pupils may wear warm, practical home clothes as from the start of term and while the cold weather continues. In particular, shoes should be practical for walking around the campus and negotiating the slippery conditions. This decision will be kept under review and further information will be posted here on the school website.  > more

Arrangements for the start of Spring Term 2010

7 January 2010

The school term at Haileybury will begin on Sunday 10th and Monday 11th January as planned. Boarders should aim to return as usual on Sunday evening, while day pupils should aim to be at school in time for Registration on Monday morning. While the school will be open and running from Sunday evening onwards, parents should take account of conditions in their own locality and should avoid taking unnecessary risks in getting their children to school, whether day pupils or boarders. Currently our expectation is that, for those who make use  > more

Changes to arrangements at the end of Spring Term 2010

5 January 2010

A number of factors, including a sudden withdrawal of MOD funding for CCF training for the remainder of the financial year, have prompted us to review arrangements for the end of next term. The changes apply to the Fifth and Sixth Forms. The new timings will be as follows: The Lower School, all Fifths, and Sixths not required for CCF Field Weekend activities or on D of E expeditions, will be released at 4.30pm on Friday 26th March 2010. The Removes trip to the First World War Battlefields will depart late afternoon on Friday 26th March and return  > more

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