Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School A GSG School
- Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
- Head: Mr Peter Hamilton
- T 020 8266 1700
- F 020 8266 1800
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.habsboys.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 1165
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: £18,456 pa
- Open days: October
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' Preparatory School & Pre-Preparatory School
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Exam success is a priority – to the school, pupils and parents (who occasionally sneak off and get their children to sit extra exams elsewhere). ‘Grades matter,’ says the head, ‘because they let parents know that most doors will be...
What the school says...
Habs is a unique and special school. We deliver an exciting curriculum supported by a huge range of extra-curricular activities. Our stunning grounds and facilities, along with a variety of shared activities with the adjoining girls' school, ensure a well-rounded education geared to the needs of the most gifted and talented. We are a community that truly nurtures excellence, which is probably why we are one of the top schools in the country.
Information regarding scholarships and bursaries, entrance examinations and the admissions process, the curriculum and extra-curricular activities, and many other details, are available on our website. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Basic Communication Skills at an English Independent School (Graded Drama Music Lit Speech)
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
What The Good Schools Guide saysExam success is a priority – to the school, pupils and parents (who occasionally sneak off and get their children to sit extra exams elsewhere). ‘Grades matter,’ says the head, ‘because they let parents know that most doors will be open to their sons.’ And certainly...
Since 2002, Peter Hamilton, MA (50s). Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Southampton and Christ Church College, Oxford, where he read modern languages (French and German). Taught at Radley before becoming housemaster and head of languages at Westminster. Then to King Edward VI Southampton, as head. Still teaches regularly: ‘You need to keep your hand in’ - a philosophy he clearly applies to learning as well, as he spent a recent sabbatical in Morocco studying Arabic: ‘It’s a fascinating language’. When not expanding his linguistic range, he likes riding
Special Education Needs
The curriculum provides equality of access and opportunity for all our students to make progress. For those few boys with additional educational needs (e.g.dyslexia, dyspraxia), monitoring and support is co-ordinated by the school's learning support team who work in close collaboration with the House system and academic departments. Two members of the learning support team hold specialist qualifications in specific learning difficulties.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|