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Haileybury, Hertford, SG13 7NU, Hertfordshire

+44 (0)1992 706200



School type Coeducational Boarding & Day
Founded 1862
The Master Mr Martin Collier
Date Appointed September 2017
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 876
Number of boys 506
Number of girls 383
Number of boarders 590
Number of sixth formers 348
Day fees per annum £5,904 - £8,882 per term
Boarding fees per annum £7,643 - £12,048 per term
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Associations HMC,IB,BSA

Haileybury is an independent co-educational boarding school, located between London and Cambridge, in 500 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Spectacular grounds are home to outstanding facilities, excellent teaching and superb pastoral care for its community of boarding and day pupils.

Founded in 1862, Haileybury is proud of its history, tradition and values, taking the best from the past whilst also looking to the future. Academic rigour and outstanding co-curricular provision are at the heart of the school, providing exceptional opportunities and a truly all-round education which enables pupils to discover enduring passions and talents. Haileyburians leave as leaders and life-long learners who can make a difference in the world beyond school.

Academic opportunity

The school offers a dedicated Lower School for Years 7 and 8, a wide range of GCSEs and IGCSEs and the choice of the IB Diploma or A levels in the Sixth Form. Haileybury is ranked Top 10 in The Times league table for co-ed independent schools which offer the IB.

Boarding and day

More than two thirds of pupils are boarders with school life centred around 12 boarding houses and Lower School benefitting from having their own house. Pupils join at 11+, 13+, 14+ or 16+ entry points. Flexi-boarding is available in Lower School, which means families do not have to commit to full boarding. From Year 9 onwards, there is the additional flexibility of pupils being able to return home after sports commitments on Saturday afternoons.

Exceptional opportunities

A key part of the school's philosophy is empowering each child to follow their passions and build self-confidence. Pupils benefit from professional sports coaching and the school regularly hosts speakers and performers from the arts, sporting and academic worlds.

There is a packed co-curricular programme of more than 130 options, from scuba diving and African drumming to bee-keeping, Mandarin and survival skills.

The school's Model United Nations programme sees more than 700 international students invited to Haileybury each spring to debate global issues - one of the largest programmes of its kind in the UK. Throughout the year, there is an abundance of music concerts, drama productions and public performances while more than 30 visiting specialists teach hundreds of instrument lessons every week.

Supportive environment

At Haileybury, a caring environment is crucial to a pupil's happiness and fulfilment. There is an emphasis on pastoral care with round-the-clock support from housemasters and housemistresses, to the chaplain, tutors, and a resident doctor. The school is a home-from-home, with a warm and friendly feel. Every child is given the confidence to find their identity on a personal journey of discovery.

A warm welcome

There is a busy programme of open days and taster events which take place throughout the year. Families are warmly invited to discover what life at Haileybury has to offer and why its pupils flourish.

For further information, please contact registrar Michele Metcalfe, on admissions@haileybury.com