About Haileybury

Founded in 1862, Haileybury is an independent co-educational boarding and day school which offers a fully-rounded education for 11 to 18-year-olds. The school is situated on a historic 500-acre campus in Hertfordshire just 20 miles north of London.

The school offers a dedicated Lower School for Years 7 and 8, a wide range of GCSE and (I)GCSEs, and the choice of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-Levels in Sixth Form. The aim is to get every pupil into their first-choice university. A key part of Haileybury philosophy is about empowering each child to follow their passion and to build their self-confidence so the school also provide an enormous range of co-curricular opportunities.

A caring environment is crucial to happiness and fulfilment. Warm and friendly, Haileybury gives each and every child the confidence to find their identity, embracing failings as much as successes in their personal journey of discovery. For those who go there, Haileybury is like a home-from-home. Central to this is the boarding house system with pupils staying with the same house from Removes (Year 9) through to Sixth Form. It is within the 13 houses that pupils build bonds for life, sharing challenges and successes in an atmosphere of strong mutual support.

See what makes Haileybury such a special place; the school meet and talk to each and every child so that they can feel sure that they will flourish at Haileybury and enjoy being a member of the school’s happy and vibrant community.

Boarding at Haileybury

Two thirds of pupils are boarders but day pupils can equally enjoy the benefits of wrap-around care, activities, sport and all-round provision. Weekends are busy and special activities are laid on for those who do not go home after sport.

The Houses are at the centre of pastoral care with teams, including a Housemistress or Housemaster (HM), getting to know the pupils very well. Their job is to ensure the mental and physical health, wellbeing and academic progress of each and every pupil in their care.

Each house has a slightly different character but whichever house you are placed in will be the best one for you – there is a friendly rivalry between houses in competitions but the quality of care is expected to be equally high in all houses and is monitored and supported by a large pastoral team.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Search Results Haileybury, Hertford SG13 7NU
Number of Pupils 835
Number of Boarders 540
International Boarders 135
Age Range 11 to 18 years
Distance from Airports

Luton – 23 miles; Stansted – 24 miles; Gatwick – 72 miles; Heathrow – 43 miles.

Distance from London

20 miles.

Educational Programmes

GCSE, iGCSE, A Levels, Internaitonal Baccalaureate Diploma.

Co-Curricular Programmes

At Haileybury, we really believe that confidence is shaped by challenging personal doubts and overcoming them. We offer a vast array of activities, designed to enable each pupil to confront obstacles in their way, learn more about themselves, become more confident and shape their own identity. The programme includes sport, music, drama, art, Model United Nations, debating, Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh and numerous other clubs and activities including Beekeeping and the International Committee.