Our Awards

Haileybury Turnford was awarded with two Certificates of Excellence in the Pearson National Teaching Awards 2024:

The Award for Making a Difference – Secondary School of the Year

This is awarded to a secondary school that can demonstrate its power and effectiveness not only in transforming the life chances of local children but also in enriching the local community. Certificates of Excellence are awarded to schools that work with their communities creatively and constructively and are seen as models of good secondary practice professionally with an established record of strong academic outcomes.

The Award for Unsung Hero for Mrs Carter, for her work with Year 11

This is awarded to a member of staff in schools and colleges across the UK who repeatedly go above and beyond. The Unsung Hero Award recognises anyone on the staff team who has positively enhanced the lives of others in their school community; those who work quietly behind the scenes with a positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary and a commitment in doing so, to a high standard. This award is for those individuals who consistently go the extra mile.

Haileybury Turnford was also delighted to recently receive HFL Education’s Wellbeing Quality Mark in June 2024.

The feedback we received highlighted that this achievement “demonstrates the school’s commitment to the ongoing support and development of student wellbeing.  Haileybury Turnford is cultivating a culture of respect where students feel valued and heard, and where their mental health and wellbeing are prioritised through fostering an inclusive school environment … the school provides a safe and secure environment where all students have equitable access to resources, opportunities, and support”.



HT has been awarded and presented with two Fischer Family Trust (FFT) National School Attendance Award for the Autumn Term 2023 certificates and for the following categories:

  • Top 25% of all FFT secondary schools in England
  • Top 25% of similar FFT secondary schools in England

This is an amazing achievement and is possible due the hard work and effort led by our staff to ensure our students and families are supported to attend school as often as possible.








Robin Newman honoured in prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce HT’s Principal Robin Newman has been awarded 2023 Silver Winner Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards.

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Music Mark School 2023

Hertfordshire Music Service (HMS) has awarded HT a Music Mark school in recognition of the value that we place on music in our school.  As a member we can access the benefits, recourses and training offered to students.



Judicium School Safety Awards 2023 and 2024  

HT has been awarded the Judicium School Safety Award in 2023 and 2024 which in recognition of the excellent work our staff do to ensure the  school has effective health and safety arrangements in place.



National Teaching Awards 2022

Following last year’s successes for HT in the National Teaching Awards, we have been given more recognition of the high quality of education that we give to our students.

Our Safeguarding and Pastoral Team has been awarded with a Certificate of Excellence in the 2022 Award for Unsung Hero(es).

Miss Johnson (English) has been awarded with a Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year and Mr Hill (Design & Technology) has been awarded with a Highly Commended award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School.


Young Carers Bronze Award 2022   

We are delighted to announce HT has been given a Bronze award for our work making sure students don’t miss out on an education because they are young carers. The Young Carers in Schools programme helps primary and secondary schools improve outcomes for young carers and celebrates good practice through the Young Carers in Schools Award. Research carried out by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society shows that, on average, young carers miss or cut short 48 school days a year because of their caring role.

Cheshunt school voted as best breakfast club in the East of England 2021   

The Kellogg’s panel of judges selected winners based on the inspiring individuals and activities that transform the mornings of children across the UK

A Cheshunt school has been crowned the best club in the East of England in the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.

Haileybury Turnford was voted by a panel of judges as the best breakfast club in the East of England and has received a cash prize of £1,000 to spend on its breakfast club, as well as a special party pack for the children to celebrate in the coming months.

The Kellogg’s panel of judges selected winners based on the inspiring individuals and activities that transform the mornings of children across the UK and with so many amazing stories submitted, the competition was tough.

Haileybury Turnford’s commitment to ensure every child has breakfast to start their day and their ability to adapt to regulations during the pandemic impressed the panel.

During the first national lockdown, the breakfast club stayed open to provide for vulnerable students. Haileybury Turnford ensured school counsellors were on hand each day to meet the needs of students and purchased extra food on top of the government voucher scheme to deliver to family’s homes.

Haileybury Turnford’s principal, Robin Newman, said: “Haileybury Turnford is delighted to be awarded the best breakfast club in the East of England.

“It provides such important provision for our students – it provides an opportunity to connect them to their school community at the start of the day and sets them up for their day’s learning ahead of them. We are thrilled.”

To adapt to regulations, the club has provided each of their year group zones with a Kellogg’s Breakfast Bag. The Breakfast Bag allows students to help themselves to food in the morning and return at any point in the day. This has been vital to ensure children have the support they need.

Haileybury Turnford will spend its winnings on keeping their Kellogg’s Breakfast Bag initiative going in 2021.

Chris Silcock, VP and chief of Kellogg’s UK and Ireland, said: “I have had the opportunity to see the amazing work breakfast clubs do first hand.

“The pandemic has proven that now, more than ever, breakfast clubs are vital for so many families. They support working parents, offer a sense of normality when it is needed most and provide the essential fuel children need to learn.

’The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the incredible and vital difference these clubs make across the UK.”


HT teacher wins Silver Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year 2021

Miss A Jethmalani won a Silver Award in The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year 2021 as schools across the country celebrate Thank a Teacher Day to highlight families’ gratitude to school staff

Selected from thousands of nominations, Miss Jethmalani has been honoured as one of 102 Pearson National Teaching Silver Award winners across the country. Miss Jethmalani was honoured with a Silver Award in The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day for making an extraordinary impact as a newly qualified Teacher, taking every challenge in her stride and making a big impact on learners, colleagues, and the wider school community. She devotes a huge amount of time to improving her practice, consistently checking student progress to ensure they are benefitting and always adapting her teaching to suit the class.


HT has been awarded Gold Level for the National SMSC Quality Mark Verification by Young Citizens 2023


Following a recent accreditation visit, Pivotal Education has awarded us with our Gold Award.  This is a significant achievement from an organisation who work with schools all over the country.  The Gold Pivotal Behaviour Plaque gives external verification of effective behaviour management within our school and demonstrates we have successfully created a positive culture within our school to ensure all students can focus on their learning.


We have been awarded with The Safeguarding Initiative Award 2020 in recognition of the exceptional safeguarding initiatives taken during COVID-19 to keep our children and young people safe.  During such challenging times, to have recognition of the support, care and safeguarding practices we have put in place for our community is wonderful and gives external validation about the quality of the school’s work.