'Words For Work: Women In Leadership' programme helps girls develop the literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence they need to achieve their potential. Great project! Thank you and for organising. Read more at


Come to our Year 5 open mornings 21st and 28th June and 5th July, 10am. Our staff and students look forward to welcoming you! Full details at


Year 8 develop their skills through the 'Young City Poets' project run with . Girls visited St Paul's and used their experience to inspire fantastic poetry. Read two of the poems and find out more at


Year 9 girls from our after-school club performed at an inter-school sharing event run by the Royal Academy of Dance in April. They worked exceptionally hard preparing for the performance and performed beautifully. Read more


Girls marked Eid with a special event on 6th May. They learned about the origins and significance of henna, got the chance to watch henna artists at work, and have a go themselves too. We also raised money for .


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Our arrived at today! Excited and ready to represent Niger this weekend!!!


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Our presenting their committees' resolution papers at the final General Assembly of conference. Well done for your eloquent speeches! We are so proud for your significant contributions and outstanding performance!


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thank you for inviting me to facilitate a workshop on my artistic practice and mental health journey; the experience was truly cathartic. ~what a fantastic group of young women. excited for next week… 🎨👀✨


A big thank you to tutors and HAB teachers for taking Year 8 students for a fascinating experience trip to Christ's College Cambridge. Students were able to complete a mini–Model United Nation conference and enjoy a tour of the college.


"Seeing a play in person gives you a whole new view of the production." Read an article by Jahnaey, Year 9, on our school trip to see 'Wicked'.


Summer Opportunities For Year 11 HAB Girls With NCS. Read a letter to parents from NCS, who are working with HAB to create summer experiences for our Year 11 students. Find out more


Congratulations to Najma for winning the "Outstanding Delegate" Award, and Amina for winning the "Honourable Commendation" at this weekend's Model United Nations conference. All HAB students demonstrated the HAB ethos throughout the conference. Full story


Well done to our Year 12 delegates for attending the Youth Model United Nations London conference this weekend. The conference focused on several global issues, with girls representing different countries and debating and finalising resolutions. Full story


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Super excited to meet the next generation of at our STEAM 2022 Welcome Evening on Thursday 🧪 📡 🛠🎨🎲 Year 5 are most welcome too ☺


Spot our yr11 GCSE Music students who were invited to take part in this wonderful event!


Very important business to discuss as our Student Government introduce themselves to Lord Harris. Our elected students discussed with Lord Harris the motivation and purpose behind our new HAB student government.


We celebrated with events around the school to raise awareness and start conversations around this year's theme of . Full report and lots more pics at


Year 12s complete their peer mentoring training with Kidscape trainer Danny Dalton, and are ready to begin their mentoring journey at HAB, listening and supporting fellow pupils.


“The National Junior Indoor Championship made me challenge myself to go above and beyond," Deborah, Year 9. Thanks to for their support! Full story


Any guesses who's dressed up as Jurassic Park for ? Clue: it's Dr Hay

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Posted on March 14th 2018

World War II Documents Inspire Poetry

Year 8 and 9 students recently toured London Metropolitan Archives and explored key records from World War II, before writing some outstanding poetry inspired by the maps, letters and government documents which they'd seen.

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We're really #ProudToBeHAB of our students' poems so here are a few for you to enjoy too.

Lives shattered again.

Empty feelings, empty homes,

Nothing is the same.


School are deserted,

Cannot heal the broken wounds,

Tears are now falling.


Bells are ringing out,

Debris is covering land,

Smoke is everywhere.


Train hooting away,

Children climbing up aboard,

Hope is evident.



Children’s screams and cries

Rather face bombs than this pain

Rations can’t fill voids


London in chaos

Hope is but a fantasy

Rubble the man’s grave


States of constant fear

Gas masks an accessory

Faces stained with tears



London in Pieces

Bang. Bombs drop on our city

Everything is lost!



Children escape to safety

Alone and confused.


Choking for air,

Yet it’s not the smoke which chokes me.

Pain erupts inside me,

Yet it’s not no longer the bomb which pains me.

The sun rising above,

Is but a mockery, another day without you.

The child-sized void inside me,

No matter how many rations still starves me.

This gas mask, my only accessory.


Although I miss you, I won’t let you back.

Despite my pain, you cannot get hurt

And I love you so much that I won’t let you be with me.




The coast is clear now,

My lights away from me.

Can I get them back?

Every depressing breath that escapes my abysmal figure,

Is a reminder of my tedious existence, without them.


My flag stands upright.

We have not succumbed,

Yet our world is now wilting,

Our flag stands upright.

Through our rationing,

Through our fog,

Through our forlorn suffocation,

Our flag stands upright.


The gas condenses my anger.

My friends have lift, I stay.

I yearn for my past,

Though it may be tainted

But my flag miraculously remains.

My orders are clear, my actions intent.

A large, sinister force rips from

The control of my plane,

Ashes. Flames. Screams.

The soundtrack of my journey,

I plan to destroy the flag that still manages to stand upright,

To usurp it of its production of moral.