'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 3rd 2021

World Book Day at HAB - Look What's Happening!

World Book Day 702x400World Book Day is a pretty big deal at HAB! We dress up as our favourite characters, take part in book-themed lessons and every student is given a free book to add to their book collection at home.

Even though we are not on site to celebrate World Book Day this year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate at home.

World Book Day activity booklet

Click HERE to download your World Book Day 2021 activity booklet.

You'll find lots of fun activities including an author podcast, our Design A Book Token Competition, and good books to snuggle up and read/ listen to. 

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HAB World Book Day competition video

Watch the video and see which members of HAB staff you can spot. Everyone is hiding behind a different disguise!

If you want to be in with the chance of winning a prize, make a list of everyone you spot in the video and send it to The first person to accurately identify all 14 members of HAB staff in the video will win a special prize.

World Book Day gifts

Once everyone is back on site, each student will be given a book as a gift as part of our annual book give away. These books are gifts for the students to take home and keep forever. This year students will receive the following titles:

  • Year 7 - The River Whale by Sita Brahmachari
  • Year 8 - Will select a book of their choice from the selection on offer in the library
  • Year 9 - The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
  • Year 10 - Letters From Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr
  • Year 11 - We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Year 12 - Africa's Tarnished Name by Chinua Achebe
  • Year 13 - The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House by Audre Lorde