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Haberdashers' Boys' School

Haberdashers' Boys' School

Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3AF, Hertfordshire

020 8266 1700



Haberdashers' Boys' School
School type Boys' Day Preparatory, Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1690
Headmaster Mr Robert Sykes
Date Appointed 2023
Boys Age Range 4-18 years
Number of pupils 1,465
Sixth Form £24,549 per annum
Senior School £24,549 per annum
Prep £7,747 per term (including school lunches)
Pre-Prep £6,384 per term (including school lunches)
Associations ISC

Haberdashers' Boys' School is a leading independent day boys' school for students aged 4 to 18. Situated in an idyllic 100-acre co-educational campus in Hertfordshire, Habs Boys shares its wonderful location with its sibling school, Haberdashers' Girls' School. From September Habs Boys and Habs Girls will teach A Levels in co-educational classes, with students sitting a minimum of one A Level in mixed gender classes across at the other school.

At Habs Boys our academic performance speaks for itself. At GCSE 50% of the grades awarded were 9 with 91% awarded 9 to 7 and A Level 48% of the school grades awarded were A* and 81% A* to A.

Whilst outstanding outcomes remain a priority at Habs, great exam results are just one part of the educational journey at Habs and is not possible without the other academic and extensive co-curricular opportunities on the campus, creating relevant life skills and character development opportunities for all our students. We encourage all our students to make full use of the incredible campus, exploring their individual interests and passions, in and beyond the classroom.

As a school, our purpose is to empower our young people to make a profound and positive impact in the world. This requires personal adaptability and resilience, curiosity, genuine empathy and a sense of responsibility for the people and the world around them.

We are a diverse community with a strong global perspective. Our roots are firmly in our philanthropic founding principles and this guides our deep sense of responsibility in the world. This environment, combined with our innovative teaching approach, prepares our students for the fast-moving world.


We offer places to bright and ambitious students who are courageous and curious in all aspects of life.

At 4+ pupils are invited to the school and will participate in a series of activities. Some will then be invited back for a second stage. Our 7+, 11+, 13 and 16+ process involves one or multiple entrance assessments and an invitational second round interview. Our 16+ entry is also contingent on GCSE results the August before a student joins us.

Those pupils already in our Preparatory School are offered unconditional places as they move up from Year 6 to Year 7 in the Senior School.


At Habs, we are working to ensure every curious and ambitious child can access a Habs education. Our bursaries are means-tested and determined by a family's financial situation. The assistance provided can range from partial to full bursaries, with approximately 10% of our students currently receiving a free school place.


We offer a variety of different scholarships at the school from 11+. Academic, Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships are available across our different entry levels and can offer 10-20% fee remission.