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Haileybury, Hertford, SG13 7NU, Hertfordshire

+44 (0)1992 706353



School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1862
The Master Mr Martin Collier
Date Appointed September 2017
Co-ed Age Range 11-18 years
Number of pupils 908
Number of boys 464
Number of girls 444
Number of boarders 542
Number of sixth formers 362
Day fees per annum £6,595 - £9,920 per term
Boarding fees per annum £8,615 - £13,580 per term
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Associations BSA, HMC, ISC, IB

Haileybury is an independent co-educational boarding school, located between London and Cambridge, on 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.

Haileyburians leave as leaders and lifelong 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 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A levels in the Sixth Form.

As part of a commitment to innovation, the school uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand a pupil's learning profile. Classrooms are fitted with Apple technology and Google Suites.

Pupils select personal pathways, such as coding and global civilisations, based on their individual passions and in the Sixth Form, electives include criminology, geopolitics and music technology. 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 only, which means families do not have to commit to full boarding at this stage. From Year 9 onwards, there is the additional flexibility of pupils being able to return home after sporting commitments on Saturday afternoons.

Exceptional opportunities

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. Haileybury is a creative and innovative establishment in terms of the teaching and curriculum and has partnered with Stanford University and the University of Oxford, to work as part of the global Stan-X study. Haileybury is the first school in Europe to participate in this pioneering study of genetics, contributing to efforts to find cures for diseases such as pancreatic cancer and diabetes. 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 and tutors, and there is an onsite health centre. 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 the Registrar, Michele Metcalfe, on either uk.admissions@haileybury.com or int.admissions@haileybury.com, depending on your location.