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Haileybury, Hertford, SG13 7NU, UK

+44 (0)1992 706200



School type Coeducational Boarding & Day
Founded 1862
Status Private
The Master Mr Martin Collier
Date Appointed September 2017
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 833
Number of boys 482
Number of girls 351
Number of boarders 541
Number of sixth formers 317
Day fees per annum £17,031 - £25,620
Boarding fees per annum £21,837 - £34,422
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Kate Brazier
Associations HMC,IB,BSA

Founded in 1862, Haileybury is one of the UK's top independent co-educational boarding and day schools offering a well-rounded education to 11-18 year olds. The school is a short 20 miles north of London, nestled in over 500 acres of woodland, playing fields and superb facilities.


A key part of the school's philosophy is about empowering each child to follow their passion and build their self-confidence. Pupils are encouraged to be independent, creative and intellectually ambitious.

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 Level Course in Sixth Form. In the Sunday Times independent schools league table, Haileybury was the highest ranking co-educational boarding school for IB Diploma results (2016) and reached the top 30 for A Levels and GCSEs. In 2018, nearly 80% of its pupils were accepted into their first choice of university and 98% into either their first or second choice.


Haileybury offers an enormous range of co-curricular opportunities; pupils can choose from over 130 options. There is also a wide array of clubs and societies, broad enough to cater for the most eclectic individuals.

From trekking in the Himalayas to debating global issues at its Model United Nations programme, to performing at the latest music or drama production. The school is among the Top 3 for 'Best for extra-curricular activities' according to the Good Schools Guide (2018).

Sport is central to Haileybury life and the school has an outstanding reputation for sport. It has recently been selected as one of the top 100 secondary schools in the UK for its cricket provision by The Cricketer's Good School Guide 2019.


The Independent School's Inspectorate describes the quality of boarding at Haileybury as excellent. The houses lie at the heart of a Haileybury education and have done so for over 150 years. They are vibrant, happy, productive and homely communities where lifelong bonds are formed. The school believes that a caring environment is crucial to happiness and fulfilment. For those who board, Haileybury is like a home-from-home, warm and friendly where each and every child is supported to develop their confidence and to help them find their identity, embracing failings as much as successes in their personal journey of discovery.