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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 co-curricular facilities and strong academic results across the IB, A levels and GCSEs, 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: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 460 Boys / / 454 Girls

    Day pupils: 361

    Boarder Number: 553

    Age Range: 11-18 Years

    Founded: 1862

    Location Description

    Haileybury is situated just 20 miles north of London, in the village of Hertford Heath. It 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: Martin Collier

    Contact for enquiries:Admissions Department: admissions@haileybury.com or +44 (0) 1992 706353

    Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7NU

    Tel: General Enquiries: +44 (0) 1992 706200 Admissions: +44 (0) 1992 706353

    Email: admissions@haileybury.com



    Academic rigour and outstanding co-curricular provision are at the heart of the School. Pupils enjoy exceptional opportunities and a truly all-round education which enables them to discover enduring passions and talents.

    The School offers a dedicated Lower School for Years 7 and 8, a wide range of GCSEs and (i)GCSEs and the choice of the IB Diploma Programme or A-Levels in Sixth Form. Based on 2019 exam results, The Sunday Times ranked Haileybury in the top six co-educational independent schools for the International Baccalaureate (IB). Overall, they were listed in the top 20 best performing co-educational independent schools in the South East.

    The School’s state-of-the-art facilities are designed to enable pupils to excel in their desired area of study. Haileybury is the first school in the UK to participate in the Stan-X programme, a pioneering study of genetics that allows pupils to contribute to efforts to find cures for diseases such as pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

    Beyond the academic curriculum, the exciting co-curricular programme offers more than 130 choices, from Climbing and Scuba Diving to Filmmaking and the Model United Nations with countless activities in between. There is something for everyone. The co-curriculum enables pupils to confront obstacles, learn more about themselves, become more confident and shape their own identities.

    Haileybury Sports Complex has a strength and conditioning gym, 25-metre swimming pool and indoor cricket nets. Pupils also have access to a golf simulator, climbing wall, tennis centre, acres of beautifully maintained playing fields and two all-weather hockey pitches. Pupils benefit from professional sports coaching from the likes of former Wales rugby captain, Michael Owen, and ex-England international netballer, Dani McFarlane.

    The campus also has a high-tech Music School and performance venues, including a purpose-built theatre. The School takes pride in hosting spectacular Arts productions with multiple showcases per term and pupils are able to take part in music concerts, drama productions and public performances throughout the year.

    With an emphasis on pastoral care and around-the-clock support from Housemasters and Housemistresses, the chaplain, tutors, a Health Centre and a Wellbeing Centre. The school is a home-from-home, with a warm and friendly environment. Every child is given the confidence to find their identity on a personal journey of discovery.


    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.

    For further information, please contact our Admissions Department on +44 (0) 1992 706353 or at admissions@haileybury.com

    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.



    Senior School. Boarding: £15,945 per term. Day: £11,540 per term.

    Lower School. Boarding: £10,115 per term. Day: £7,670 per term.


    HMC,  BSA,  IBO,  ISC

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 5 Oct 2024 - Time: 9:00 am

    Whole School Open Morning: Please BOOK your place


    For further details please contact admissions@haileybury.com or call +44 (0) 1992 706 353.


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