Welcome from the Headmaster

Welcome to Halliford School; a warm-hearted School based on strong family values where we are proud to know and be respectful of every student as an individual. We encourage and support Hallifordians to flourish and become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be. We aim for excellence by being academically ambitious but at the same time, academically sensitive. We inspire Hallifordians within a community that is founded on high-quality teaching and learning, outstanding pastoral care and first-class sporting, cultural and extra-curricular activities.

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Students at Senior School
Halliford Voices

Halliford has taught me that being ‘the best’ does not mean measuring yourself against others or collecting trophies. It means being the best version of yourself every single day, striving to reach your next goal, supporting others and standing together. It means: Intellectual Curiosity, Respect, Resilience and Creativity and all of this with a warm hearted, non-vobis approach. I have no doubt that I will be many things and meet many challenges throughout my life, but first and foremost I will always be a Hallifordian.

Alexander Donnelly, Head Prefect

“I joined in Year 9, and the transition period was so smooth. Almost instantly, I was making friends both on the rugby pitch and in the classroom. I particularly enjoy the more personal feel, made possible only by our small size and the importance of respect.”

Daniel Wilkes, Lower Sixth

“I am a passionate musician and school music scholar, and our music facilities here are superb! At school, I have had many chances to perform and sometimes even get the Headmaster to accompany me on the piano when I play the violin. Halliford is like one big family.”

Monty Savarino, Year 9
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“Since the moment I started at Halliford School, I felt like part of a family. The staff here work together to make sure students are getting the best quality of education. To be teaching in a school that has such support and care from staff and parents is truly heart-warming.”

Sam Watson, DT Teacher

“Halliford is a true community where there are opportunities to try new things, build on old skills and have a supportive safety net to pick you up and dust you off to try again. Halliford allows me to live vicariously through the amazing achievements of our students. Every day amazing things happen at Halliford School.”

Sean Slocock, Assistant Head Co-Curricular

“Strong supportive friendships are formed at Halliford School. I have felt like a kid in a candy shop, allowing the boys freedom of expression with a wide selection of materials in the Art Department.”

Rachel Bannister, Art Teacher
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“As an Old Hallifordian, I am proud to say three of my children attend the School, which continues to go from strength to strength and is a direct result of the fantastic teaching staff. The leadership team invest heavily in making the School a respectful yet enjoyable environment while delivering outstanding academic results for each individual.”

Louise Alexander – Parent of two boys in Year 9 and a daughter in the Upper Sixth

“Our experience of Halliford School has been entirely positive. When we nervously dropped our son at the gates on his first day, we hoped, like all parents, that we had made the right choice for him. Now, with one boy in the Sixth Form and another approaching GCSEs, we are certain we did. The school provides a wonderfully supportive environment allowing our boys to thrive.”

Simon Rabett – Parent of a boy in Year 10 and a boy in the Lower Sixth
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“I joined in Year 7. It was a nervous time which involved taking the train for the first time. It turned out to be a great way to make amazing friends. The first few days of Halliford could not have been easier; inspiring teachers, great opportunities. Before I knew it, I was finishing my GCSE’s with outstanding results, and I loved the independence of the Sixth Form. The staff at Halliford are truly in a league of their own. It is because of their dedication and hard work that we have been able to continue through the lockdowns via online learning. They have allowed the school to continue as normal, allowing us all to grow and flourish. I have loved my time at Halliford, and I cannot wait to come back and see it in the future. I am so pleased with my A Level results and am excited about heading to Leeds University to study Philosophy. Thanks to the awesome Halliford teachers.”

William Wheeler - Former Head Prefect, Old Hallifordian

“Halliford School became both the foundation of my most enduring friendships and the environment in which I developed the skills required to find my own place in the world.”

Joe da Costa, Old Hallifordian 2000

“Halliford School helped me to fulfil my academic potential in gaining a place to study at the University of Cambridge. Through having the opportunity to play high-quality first team rugby, football and cricket during my time at school, supportive teachers and mentors ensured that I took full advantage of the extensive extra-curricular programme. My enjoyable final year as Deputy Head Prefect provided me with greater exposure to the incredible network of pastoral care. Above all, Halliford School taught me to work hard and stay humble.”

Gareth Hart, Old Hallifordian 2018

“I left Halliford in 2014 after seven wonderful years at the school from Year 7 through to Year 13. During my time, I appeared on stage in many a school production, travelled to several far-flung destinations, got tackled on the rugby pitch, sang with the school Jazz band and somehow managed to squeeze in some studying! I said when I left that Halliford is more than just a school; it’s a home away from home.”

Sam Lawrence, Old Hallifordian 2014

“Joining in Year 9 was initially a worry for me. I worried that because I had joined two years after everyone else, I would be unable to form such tight-knit friendships. I quickly came to realise how wrong I was. The boys in my year were so welcoming, and I can honestly say I will hold on to those friendships long after I leave Halliford. The staff were friendly and encouraging, making sure I was producing the best work I could in the classroom as well as reinforcing important values outside of lessons. The supportive nature of both the staff and students resonates throughout the school. I am proud to call myself a Hallifordian.”



Robert Pleasance, former Russell House Captain, Old Hallifordian
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