News archive January 2013

Mark Prisk MP, Political Society Guest Speaker, 31 January

29 January 2013

Haileybury's Political Society is delighted to welcome MP for Hertford and Stortford, Mark Prisk to the College. All welcome. To reserve your seat please contact the Box Office.  > more

Cavaleri Quartet, Thursday 31 January

29 January 2013

CAVALERI QUARTET - Workshop and Final Concert Bradby Hall, workshop 4.45pm; Concert 8.30pm This young quartet has become internationally recognised in no time at all – because they are brilliant. They will be working with our composers in a workshop and the concert programme includes two winning compositions from our pupils. This will be their final concert in our Artists in Residence scheme. The Cavaleri Quartet has been gaining a reputation as one of the leading European string quartets since its formation in 2008. Their  > more

Another serving from our prize-winning Chefs

29 January 2013

A team of Haileybury Chefs displayed their talent and commitment to good food earlier this month at The Hospitality Show at the NEC in Bimringham, and were rewarded with a clutch of prizes. The event is the UK's largest foodservice and hospitality show. All the challenges were live cooking events and participants were judged on their work and skills, as well as the end results. General Manager of Catering and Events, Jackie Williams, said: "Due to the weather they had to commit a lot of their own time for clearing snow and travel, meaning  > more

2013 Charity Ball Success

29 January 2013

2013 Charity Ball Success

The Charity Ball took place on 12 January and was a resounding success. The ball is the only occasion of the year where the whole of Main School comes together, raising around £3,000 for our  > more

Patrick joins Herts Men's County Tennis team

25 January 2013

Congratulations to Haileyburian Patrick Cathcart (Vth, B) who has been invited to join the Hertfordshire Men's County Tennis team, quite an achievement at his age. Over the past eight years the Herts County team have won the national Group 1 Summer County Cup five times and have won the national Group 1 Winter Cup six years running. Jeff Wayne, County Captain for 23 years, commented: "Over the years I've seen many tennis players and certainly the finest that Hertfordshire has to offer. I'd also like to think that on occasions I have  > more

Wonders of the Organ, Tuesday 22 January

21 January 2013

Tuesday 22 January, 5pm, Chapel Director of Music Quentin Thomas will shine a spotlight on one of the school's most valuable, complex, beautiful and prominent resources. Have you ever wondered what an organist contends with when playing this giant? All are welcome to find out, ask questions, have a play and take a look as the cabinets are opened to reveal the wondrous mechanics. All welcome, no tickets required.  > more

Oxford and Cambridge places offered to Haileyburians

21 January 2013

This year seven Haileybury pupils have achieved offers from Oxford or Cambridge. In an ever-more competitive application process, all our applicants worked very hard in preparation and these seven have done wonderfully well to get their offers, given the especially competitive nature of their chosen courses. Three Haileyburians have offers from Oxford, to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at St Hugh's College, Chemistry at St Hugh's College, and English at Corpus Christi. On the light blue side, the Cambridge offers  > more

Friday Night with the Jazz Bands - CANCELLED

18 January 2013

We regret that tonight's Friday Night with the Jazz Bands concert has had to be cancelled due to the worsening weather conditions. Thanks for your support and apologies, especially to our hard-working performers.  > more

The Railway Children, 24-26 January SOLD OUT

17 January 2013

The Removes and Middles' production of The Railway Children is now sold out. Performances will be full steam ahead at 7.30pm on Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 January in the Ayckbourn Theatre. For information on future productions and events please visit our Calendar or Box Office pages, or contact the Box Office on 01992 706229.  > more

World Rackets Finals at Haileybury

16 January 2013

World Rackets Finals at Haileybury

World Number 3 Will Hopton defended his title in the 2013 Rackets Professional Singles competition held at Haileybury this weekend. Hopton, whose home court is Rackets Club Chicago, returned  > more

Individual Hockey Success

15 January 2013

We offer huge congratulations to all those hockey players who have achieved Representative Honours during the course of this season. We are very proud of their achievements and wish them every success as they strive to make their way up the representative ladder. Well done! Junior Academy Players (Hertfordshire) : Girls : Under 17 Megan Andrews and Grace Rawlins Under 16 Georgina Hodges and Milly Mills Under 15 Katie Brooking and Ella Rawlins Under 14 Emily Sanders and Siena Milner Under 13 Zoe Cole and Sophie Maytum Last term, Lucy Price  > more

Friday Night with the Jazz Bands, 18 January

15 January 2013

Friday Night with the Jazz Bands, 18 January

The final tickets are available for the wonderful Friday Night with the Jazz Bands, in support of Isabel Hospice, taking place at Haileybury this Friday 18 January, 7.30pm Further information  > more

Matthew Stradling Art Society talk, Thursday 17 January, 7.30pm

14 January 2013

Haileybury Art Society is delighted to be welcoming artist Matthew Stradling to the Art School this week. Stradling is represented in many art collections in Europe, America, the Far and Middle East, and is one of the most accomplished painters of the male nude in Britain today. Born in Hertfordshire, Matthew now works from his studio in North London. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has had 12 solo exhibitions in London and Paris. In 2001 he was selected by Sothebys to represent Britain in the 2001-2 Young Artist International  > more

Karting Ace Callum wins Driver of the Year

11 January 2013

Karting Ace Callum wins Driver of the Year

Removes (Year 9) pupil Callum Ilott has been named Driver of the Year, awarded to the most successful driver across the WSK Master Series, Euro Series and Final Cup. Callum received the award  > more

Haileybury is a Top 100 Independent School

10 January 2013

Haileybury is delighted to be listed in the Top 100 Independent Schools at A Level, published by The Independent newspaper last week. The list also includes recognition of the IB Diploma, therefore reflecting the strength of Haileybury's Sixth Form in its entirety. The full list can be found at: To find out more about the opportunities Haileybury offers in the Sixth Form, or for entry at 11+ or  > more

Chamber Choir reach semi-finals of BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year

9 January 2013

Congratulations to our wonderful Chamber Choir (and Director of Music Quentin Thomas) on reaching the semi-finals of the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year 2013. The semi-finals will be held at the Liverpool BT Convention Centre on Sunday 10 March and filmed for television. Tickets can be obtained via BBC Songs of Praise:  > more

World Rackets Professional Singles at Haileybury, 11-13 January

8 January 2013

Haileybury is delighted to be welcoming the world's top professional rackets players to compete in the World Rackets Singles 2013 this coming weekend, including our own Rackets Professional Mike Cawdron. Our newly renovated rackets court is the perfect venue for the tournament and Haileybury now has a greater number of girls playing the sport than at any other school in the country.  > more

Swimming pool re-opens Saturday 5 January

4 January 2013

Haileybury's swimming pool will re-open on Saturday 5 January. For further information on public swimming times and swimming lessons please visit the Sports Complex web pages:  > more

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