'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 November 27th 2018

Prize-Giving 2018 - Celebrating Achievement

Our fourth annual prize-giving took place at Clothworkers’ Hall in the City of London yesterday. This prestigious event, which celebrates academic achievement, sees prizes given for top performance in each subject taught at the school, in each year group.

“It is important that students who consistently perform at the top of their subject are praised and celebrated,” said Principal Rebecca Iles-Smith. "Our prize-giving is just one of the ways that we motivate all our girls to continue their hard work on a daily basis, and to show how proud we are of their achievements." See a complete list of winners below and also our photo gallery of pictures from the event.

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Community awards

Two students received special awards for their exceptional contribution to the HAB community. Ayse received the Karen Harrild Award for Community while Susan was awarded the Roger Hiskey Award for Leadership. The awards were created to celebrate Mrs Harrild and Mr Hiskey, long-standing members of the HAB community, who both retired from teaching in 2017. Mr Hiskey said: "I'm thrilled and delighted to come back here and see friends, and give an award for leadership to Susan."

This year we were also pleased to welcome back two former HAB sixth formers, Amal and Samaya, who took time away from their university studies to speak to our award-winners. They described coming to HAB as "the best decision we could have made". Now they are at university, and having to be more independent, they really appreciated how much the HAB teachers had helped them out, they said. We were also delighted that our Councillor for Southwark was able to attend the awards along with our Deputy Chair of Governors.

What students said...

"I really like coming here. It makes me feel great to have achieved so much and have it all recognised by the school." Basmala

"I’m very excited to be here and I feel very important." Madyson

"It’s a good opportunity because it enables HAB to celebrate the talent of the students because it encourages more students to do well." Korede

What parents said...

"It's great to come here and participate in [my daughter's] achievement, I’m very excited and proud of her."

"It's lovely and well organised and a really nice atmosphere."

"A very impressive and very elegant event."

Sera, Maths, Year 7

Sera, who won the Year 7 prize for mathematics, pictured with her proud parents. Here's a complete list of all our 2018 award-winners. We're immensely #ProudToBeHAB of you all.

Year 7 winners

Habiba - History, Sciences, Spanish

Samantha – English

Sotin – Geography

Deanne – Dance

Isamar – French

Karen - Computer Science, Physical Education, Religious Education

Serra – Mathematics

Hifa – Art

Year 8 winners

Ibtisam – Sciences

Taiwo – Mathematics

Madyson – Spanish

Naima – Art

Amina – French, History

Sidney – Religious Studies

Nuha – Geography

Ava – English

Amara – Physical Education

Sydney – Dance

Lucy – Computer Sciences

Year 9 winners

Sara – Mathematics

Raghd – Religious Studies

Sydney – Drama

Basma – Geography

Fawzia – French

Thien – Computer Sciences

Nilufer – Art

Basmala – Dance

Richelle – Music

Zuthika – Chemistry, Physics, Spanish

Xue – Biology, English, History

Year 10 winners

Madeha – Physical Education

Vivian – Geography

Grace – Chemistry

Laura – Spanish

Tulika – English, History

Georgina – Computer Science

Shelley – Mathematics, Music, Physics

Bintu – Religious Studies

Ayesha – Biology

Maria – Art

Year 11 winners

Safa – Physics

Victoria – Business Studies

Fatjona – Drama, English

Niambi – Art

Amy – Biology

Mikhayla – Spanish

Yesmine – Computer Science

Malvina – French, History

Melany – Geography

Nasra – Physical Education

N’Taiya – Religious Studies

Lilly – Chemistry, Mathematics

Korede – Drama

Ruwaida – Citizenship

Year 12 winners

Ramisa – Business Studies

Hafiza – Geography

Sarida – History

Susan – Biology, Chemistry

Sahra – Sociology

Iman – French

Chantoi – English

Reece – Mathematics, Physics

Year 13 winners

Maryam – English

Fatmanour – French

Amal – Business Studies, Sociology

Victoria – History, Mathematics, Physics

Adelaida – Geography

Harsa – Biology, Chemistry

Karen Harrild Award for Community – Ayse

Roger Hiskey Award for Leadership – Susan

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Ogechi entertains our Prize-Giving audience with her singing.

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Our audience was also entertained by Thien who performed on the Erhu, a Chinese instrument.

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Our 2018 Prize-Giving took place at Clothworkers' Hall in the City of London.

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