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


We've got some special guests in school today for including Cruella de Vil, Macbeth, Mary Poppins, the Queen of Hearts, a host of Shakespearean and Manga characters and even a Cheshire Cat. All getting on famously and


Our student government in action. Find out more about our first student parliament and meet our MPs at


Our Year 7 lunch time crew in action. Tilly from Year 7 is the teacher.

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Posted on July 17th 2018

Letter to Parents from the Principal

Rebecca Iles Smith webDear Parent/Carer,

I would first like to thank you for all you have done to work in partnership with us in supporting your daughter through an exceptionally successful year here at HAB. We are delighted to have seen girls enjoying Academy life, both in their lessons and beyond them. Please take some time to enjoy reading our Summer newsletter which details of some of this term’s highlights. You can find more such examples of #ProudToBeHAB moments on our website too.

As we near the end of this academic year, I write to provide you with some key details regarding the end of this term and beginning of next term that I am sure you will find useful.

Sports Day: Thursday 19th July

As you may be aware, our coaches were withdrawn at very late notice for last Thursday’s Harris Federation Sports Day, meaning that girls were not able to attend the day.  Our competitors and performers represented us proudly nonetheless, bringing home no fewer than 7 medals!

We have decided to hold our own HAB Sports Day this Thursday for all girls to take part in, celebrating sports and #HABPride as a school community.  Girls should wear their PE kit for the day and should bring a bottle of water with them.  They may wear a plain hat to protect them from the sun.  The day will begin at the usual time of 08.25am and we will observe an earlier finish time of 2pm for all girls. There will be no clubs or after school activities following dismissal.

Final Day of Summer Term: Friday 20th July 

The Academy will close to students at 12pm on Friday. Any student who receives free school meals will be entitled to collect a sandwich and drink as she leaves.  In addition, if your daughter has had any items confiscated this term, they will be available for her to collect during her break time on that day only.

As is customary at HAB, we will finish the summer term with a non-uniform charity fund raising morning. Although girls will not be in uniform, lessons will take place as normal until midday, when girls will be dismissed. There will be no clubs or after school activities on that day and the Library will be closed.

In return for the privilege of wearing her own clothes, girls will donate £1.00, or as much as they can. Her choice of clothes must conform to standards of both formality appropriate to being at school and safety. The following are not allowed and students will be placed in the internal exclusion centre if they breach these guidelines until the matter is resolved.

  • Bare midriffs or revealing tops including off-the-shoulder tops with spaghetti straps.
  • Skirts or dresses above the knee.
  • For health and safety reasons, feet must be fully covered with no open-toed shoes, sandals, flip flops or other footwear that leaves the feet open to injury.
  • Large hooped earrings or excess jewellery that may become caught on something and cause injury.

The rules concerning mobile phones and electronic equipment are the same as usual in this day: they are not allowed and will be confiscated if brought into the Academy. Thank you in advance for your support in ensuring that your daughter is prepared appropriately to enjoy her last day of term.

First Day of Autumn Term:

We will return for the start of the new academic year in the week beginning 3rd September. The arrangements for the start of the new academic year will be:

Monday 3rd September: Staff only.  Academy closed to all girls.

Tuesday 4th September: Open to Year 7 & 12 students only (09.30 – 15.00 for Year 7 girls, 10.00 – 12.00 for Year 12 Students).  Academy closed to Years 8-11 and Year 13 Students.

Wednesday 5th September: Open to all students (08.25am start for a normal HAB day)

Parent/Carer Events in the Week Beginning 3rd September

During the first week of term, we will host a series of Curriculum Evenings for you to attend in order to meet the team working closely with your daughter for the year. On these evenings, your daughter should accompany you and should wear full Academy uniform. You will receive key messages about the year ahead and we will share with you some important documents, including progress reports and schemes of learning. Please find the times of each of the Curriculum Evenings below:

Tuesday 4th September at 3.30pm:        Year 7 students with their parents/carers.

Wednesday 5th September at 4.30pm: Years 8 & 11 students with their parents/carers.

Thursday 6th September at 4.30pm: Year 9 & 10 students with their parents/carers.

For Year 12 and 13 students, arrangements will follow separately from Ms Mercer.

We very much look forward to seeing you in the new Academic year, but if you do have any questions before the term ends, please don’t hesitate to contact us before the end of this week.

With all good wishes,

Rebecca Iles-Smith