Monday 11 October 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the school’s move from Hampstead to Elstree.

The photograph below is of the opening ceremony held on Wednesday 11 October 1961 in the Bourne Hall, with 400 special guests on the stage. There were also over 2,000 parents and Old Haberdashers sitting in a vast marquee beside the front drive, who were watching this opening ceremony on televisions. After the ceremony and speeches, the 400 guests took tours of the campus to see the new buildings.


This is a description of the ceremony of the ceremony, written in Skylark:


Below is a photograph of pupils from 1961 at the tuck shop.


Press play to watch a film of the opening ceremony: