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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.

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

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.

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr Martin Collier

Contact for enquiries:Michele Metcalfe, Registrar

Hertford, Hertfordshire

Tel: General Enquiries: 01992 706200 Admissions: 01992 706353

Email: admissions@haileybury.com



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.


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

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.



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

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



All visits are welcome, please contact the school

2020. All visits are welcome, please contact the school.


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