The HT Experience

The Haileybury Turnford Experience

Haileybury Turnford enjoys a close partnership with our sponsor Haileybury in Hertford Heath.

Our aim is to provide Year 5 and Year 6 students from our neighbouring primary schools the opportunities to visit both Haileybury Turnford and Haileybury to experience what we can offer.

Our teachers will also visit some of our local primary schools to deliver lessons to Year 5 and Year 6 students in their schools.

Examples of this partnership work to date includes:

  • Year 5 Discovery Day at Haileybury;
  • Opportunities to visit Haileybury and build working robots in the ICT suite;
  • Opportunities to visit Haileybury’s First World War replica trench where students were able to experience something of the life of a soldier in the trenches;
  • Haileybury Turnford teacher and Haileybury Sixth Formers teaching French to students in their primary school;
  • Primary school visits to Haileybury Turnford to participate in masterclasses – including in Science and Art.

We plan to fully develop The Haileybury Turnford Experience in the coming months to provide our primary partners with opportunities to work with us both at Haileybury Turnford and Haileybury.  Please contact us if you would like to find out more or develop a new area of partnership work,

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“Thank you for the recent tour of your school. It was very interesting for me personally to see some ex-pupils and ‘touch base’ with them. What also interested me was the change in ethos that I noted. The atmosphere around the school was calm and purposeful. Each class that I and my colleagues looked into had pupils working independently or engaging with their teachers in a meaningful way. This seems to me to be different from previous visits I have had.  I wish you continued success in your journey on changing the culture at Haileybury Turnford.  I will be following up your offer to take part in Masterclasses separately” Headteacher, Burleigh Primary School

“Thank you for inviting us to your school last week to share the changes in direction that have implemented during the Autumn Term. It was exciting to see the remarkable difference in the attitude of pupils with a culture of mutual respect evident between teachers and pupils. I am sure that the way in which your system of rewards and sanctions is consistently applied by all staff, so that high expectations of pupil behaviour are consistent throughout the school, is much of the reason for this. There was a sense of pride amongst pupils which could be seen in the way they wear the new uniform as well as renewed regard for their surroundings.  I was particularly struck by the displays around school, which celebrate individual success and highlight achievement”  Headteacher, Brookland Junior School


Year 6 Brookland Junior School children visit the trenches at Haileybury

Brookland Junior School’s Year 6 children put their wellington boots and waterproof coats on and visited Haileybury to discover the trenches and learn about conditions in WW1.