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Haberdashers' Advantage
A world of opportunities.

Our pupils have a world of opportunities at their fingertips through our unique character curriculum: The Haberdashers’ Advantage.

Thanks to our links with the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers and other significant organisations, every Haberdashers pupil experiences sports, music, art and culture in a way like no other.

By giving them this advantage, we help our pupils to develop into happy, confident, successful individuals who will contribute to making their communities – and the world – a better place.

Character Values: Caught, Taught & Sought

Through the Haberdashers’ Advantage, pupils have unique opportunities to develop:

  • Intellectual Values: Driving them to pursue knowledge, truth and understanding.
  • Moral Values: Helping them to do the right thing.
  • Civic Values: Supporting them to be responsible citizens.
  • Performance Values: Enabling them to act with confidence.



There are three ways we develop these character values in our pupils: 

Taught Caught Sought

They are communicated intentionally through the curriculum.

E.g., direct teaching in PSHE

curriculum or assemblies

Staff act as role models, playing an important role in shaping each learner's character.

E.g, exposure to school values

Through extracurricular and enrichment activities outside of lessons. 

E.g, enrichment activities



The Haberdashers’ Advantage in action

Annual Youth Conference New Literacy Festival Livery Academy Awards

Working in partnership with our

Youth Advisory Board means

we can use this event to inspire

conversations and drive actions on the issues and interests that matter to our children and young people.

Find out more about last year's Youth Conference themed around sustainability here

A new literacy festival is underway

with various events throughout

the year, such as a spelling bee,

reading clubs, and debating, and

culminating in a celebration of

workshops and activities.


Find out more here.

A special Haberdashers’ Company run event for sixth formers, the Livery Awards are a competition where students pitch a business idea to panel of judges like the TV show “Dragon’s Den”. In 2023, Tim

Campbell MBE was a panel judge.

In 2023 and 2024 our schools made it through to the finals.  

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