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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Roll: 477 (Boys) 350 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 11-18 years
  • Founded: 1862

General Information

A co-educational boarding and day school for ages 11-18, Haileybury offers a stimulating environment for boys and girls to challenge themselves, discover their identity and develop into confident and generous adults. With excellent academic and co-curricular facilities, we offer each and every pupil a secure and caring environment where they can find their passion and shape their future.


At Haileybury, Christian values underpin our whole ethos and are the bedrock of our daily lives. Embodying our faith is our beautiful Chapel, which has been at the heart of the College since it was built in 1877.

The flourishing musical activities at the College include: the Chapel Choir; Chamber Choir; Choral Society; Lower School Concert and Chamber Choirs; Symphony, Chamber and Wind Orchestras; Jazz Band; Wind Sinfonia; Lower School rock and jazz ensembles; and multiple woodwind chamber groups. Haileybury also offers individual instrumental/singing tuition; concert and opera trips; biennial music tours (recent destinations have included Venice, Prague and Slovenia) and biennial musicals co-produced with the Drama Department performed in The Ayckbourn Theatre. Haileybury has an excellent reputation for Sciences and each department – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – is bolstered by fully-equipped laboratories, extensive facilities and highly-experienced teaching and support staff. Modern Languages are supported by our purpose built language centre.

From its magnificent and historic rugby and cricket pitches to its state-of-the-art Sports Complex and Legends Tennis Centre, Haileybury's sports facilities are second-to-none. As well as our highly-experienced staff we also benefit from several specialist coaches who have played for their countries at the highest level. Our Sports Complex has a double-court Sports Hall, gymnasium, 25-metre indoor swimming pool and two glass-backed squash courts, indoor cricket nets and bowling machines. In 2008, Legends Tennis opened a new indoor tennis centre, situated next to the Sports Hall, housing four Grand-Slam-quality indoor courts and four outdoor courts. We also have a brand-new climbing wall, acres of magnificent and beautifully-maintained playing fields and two sand-dressed astroturf hockey pitches.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is an increasingly popular Sixth Form choice and is especially sought after by pupils valuing an international outlook as part of their future plans. Haileybury is one of the leading IB schools in the UK and is consistently highly placed in The Times IB League Tables, having offered the IB Diploma since 1998.

We offer a vast array of co-curricular activities to include CCF, D of E, Model United Nations, debating, charity work and conservation as well as many sport, music, drama, language, science and art clubs.

The House system is central to Haileybury life. In Years 7 and 8, boarders live in the Lower School boarding House. In Year 9 every pupil is assigned to one of our 12 main Houses. They remain with this House for the rest of their time at Haileybury. There are five girls' Houses and seven boys' Houses.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Assessment: As an academically selective school, all registered candidates will be invited to sit our entrance tests and have an interview at Haileybury. As part of the procedure, we will request a copy of your child's latest school report and a reference from your child's current school.


At 11+ entry, Haileybury offers Academic, Music, Sport and All Rounder (Drama, Art, Sport & Music) Scholarships.

At 13+ and 16+ entry, Haileybury offers Academic, Drama, Music, Sport and Art and/or Design Technology Scholarships.

Please contact the Registrar, Mrs Michele Metcalfe, for all bursary and sibling discount enquiries: 01992 706353

Open Days

2020. Virtual Open Days – Open to families who are looking for entry at 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9) and 16+ (Year 12).

We also take pupils into Year 8 and Year 10 where space allows.

Virtual Open Day dates: Wednesday 13th May at 9.30 am, Friday 22nd May at 9.30 am and Thursday 18th June at 5.30 pm.

To book please visit https://www.haileybury.com/events/category/open-days/.



Senior School. Boarding: £12,048 per term. Day: £8,882 per term.

Lower School. Boarding: £7,643 per term. Day: £5,904 per term.


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School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr Martin Collier

Contact for enquiries: Michele Metcalfe, Registrar

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[t]: General Enquiries: 01992 706200 Admissions: 01992 706353
[w]: www.haileybury.com

Location Description

Haileybury is situated in the village of Hertford Heath and is conveniently located close to the A10 and easily accessible via the M25, A1(M), M11 and A414. London Heathrow (50 minutes by car), London Stansted (30 minutes) and London Luton (40 minutes) airports are within easy reach of Haileybury. London Gatwick airport (75 minutes) is only slightly further away. All are served by rail links to central London.

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School News

Virtual Open Days – Open to families who are looking for entry at 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9) and 16+ (Year 12).

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We also take pupils into Year 8 and Year 10 where space allows.

Virtual Open Day dates: Wednesday 13th May at 9.30 am, Friday 22nd May at 9.30 am and Thursday 18th June at 5.30 pm.

To book please visit https://www.haileybury.com/events/category/open-days/

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With an average point score of 36.2 for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) – the equivalent of AAA at A level – Haileybury’s Sixth Form pupils

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have secured places at universities in 12 different countries.

Of all of the results reported, just under 90% were graded 5, 6 or 7, the equivalent of A*/B at A level; just under 60% of the results were graded 6 or 7, the equivalent of A*/A at A level.

Particularly impressive results came from Saskia Verkaik, who scored a maximum of 45 points; just over 100 pupils worldwide achieve this score. Other outstanding results were achieved by Henna Shah, who scored 44 points and will be joining Warwick in September. In addition, Woohyun Hwang, Matteo Molaro, Luis Schmitz, Luis Schneider and Alessandro Troiani all scored 40 points or higher; Nadia Balzani Zamir secured her place at Oxford with an impressive 39 points.

Saskia said: ‘I am extremely happy with my result, I can’t quite believe it! It’s great to see that all the hard work has finally paid off. I will now enjoy my summer holidays and can’t wait to start my Physics degree at the University of Nottingham.’

Henna praised the support she has received during her time at Haileybury. She said: ‘IB was a journey I’m glad I went through. All I can say is be organised, make time to have fun and know your priorities. It’s been an honour!’

Nadia emphasised that the IB programme and working with the supervisors and English teachers at Haileybury really helped to prepare her for her university studies in the subject.

Other universities at which Haileybury pupils will now go on to study include the likes of Imperial, Durham, McGill, UCLA, Tufts and Università Bocconi in Italy.

Master Martin Collier said: “The IB at Haileybury develops pupils who are academically ambitious, intellectually curious, creative and independent. We’re delighted to see so many of them fulfilling their potential through the programme: they deserve our warmest congratulations.”

As one of the leading IB schools in the UK, Haileybury has a 20-year history of helping pupils secure places at top universities across the world.

Haileybury ranked Top 10 in The Times league table for co-ed independent schools which offer the IB.


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Tsunamis, devilish diseases and ‘how to survive a nuclear winter’ were among special exhibitions created and presented by pupils.

The Lower School used STEAM Week (science,

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technology, engineering, art and maths) to work in teams and develop their knowledge of some exciting subject areas.

Displays, which included hand-made models used for experiments, were then judged on criteria such as creativity and initiative.

“They’re absolutely amazing,” said Mr Kattavenos, who is head of science. “They’ve astonished me with the quality of work that they’ve come up with.

“They were given some instructions, but it was up to them to take it beyond those instructions – that’s what they’ve done, and they’ve done a fantastic job.”

Twelve exhibitions, put together by LS1 (Year 7), were displayed on stalls throughout the physics corridor in the science department.

The ‘Devilish diseases’ team (pictured) – who used detailed experiments to investigate levels of bacteria in a number of different substrates – were the overall winners.

Onno worked in one of the other teams, who explored tsunamis and how best to minimise the devastation they can cause.

“A tsunami has the power equivalent to 10 nuclear bombs,” he said. “The way you want to take one out, is by taking away that energy.”

His team built a miniature barrier from wood and modelling clay, placing it in a box and demonstrating its effectiveness by tipping water towards it.

“It’s to break up the wave,” Onno said. “It slows down the wave and therefore takes away its energy.

“We all had our separate jobs and therefore we could all take part, in different things, efficiently.”

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