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A dynamic and energetic school, with a long established, successful IB diploma programme.  Co-curricular activities are very much part of Haileybury’s raison d’etre and the school has an outstanding reputation for both sport and choral music. Not a grand school in atmosphere. ‘It’s cosy and terribly, terribly happy,’ says one parent. ‘You could not think of a better place to have your teenager running around.’ Though Haileybury is ethnically and religiously diverse (with a fair number of…

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What the school says...

Haileybury is an independent co-educational boarding school which offers a fully-rounded education for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. Haileybury is located between London and Cambridge, set in 500 acres of beautiful rural Hertfordshire.

Founded in 1862, Haileybury is proud of its history, tradition, community and values, taking the best from the past while looking to the future. Academic achievement and outstanding co-curricular provision are at the heart of the school, offering Haileyburians a truly all-round education and ensuring they leave as confident, tolerant and ambitious individuals who are leaders and life-long learners.

Boarding continues to be popular at Haileybury which The Master, Joe Davies, attributes to the fact that the College provides its boarders with a fulfilling, happy experience. 63% of the pupils board across the thirteen Houses within the campus grounds where more than 90% of our teachers also live.

We offer a dedicated Lower School (Years 7 and 8), a unique Year 9 curriculum, a wide range of I/GCSEs and the choice of IB Diploma or A Levels in the Sixth Form. Haileybury is consistently rank highly in The Times’ IB League Table. Our aim is to get every pupil into their first choice university.

Haileybury offers a range of Academic, Music or Sports scholarships which are measured as a percentage of the school fees. Bursaries are available to applicants according to need and are not reserved only for those who have been awarded scholarships.
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking ICT at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Sports

Rowing

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Master

Since September 2017, Martin Collier MA, previously head of St John's School Leatherhead. He read modern history at St John's College Oxford, followed by PGCE from London University. His first 10 years of teaching were in the maintained sector, at the 'fantastic' Thomas Tallis in south London and the 'tough' Weavers School in Wellingborough. He then moved into the independent sector and Oundle School, where he worked through roles of head of history, director of studies and second master. He also has many years' experience as an examiner with different boards, has been involved with the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency and has appeared as an examinations expert before the House of Commons select committee on education. In short, he has a broad experience and detailed knowledge of all things educational. Married with three...

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Special Education Needs

We are a small, fully qualified team which can provide specialist teacher assessments and specialist teaching for specific learning difficulties. Pupils are withdrawn from subject lessons once per fortnight for individual tuition which often focuses on spelling rules, writing skills, reading skills, comprehension exercises, memory trainers, study skills and exam and revision strategies. Each child has an individually-designed learning programme. Some pupils receive weekly tuition and this may involve supporting them with classwork and prep. We liaise with parents directly to discuss and review the support programme. Overseas children are able to have individual or group EAL teaching which normally takes place at the times pupils are not taking a Modern Foreign Language. Parents are required to pay an extra charge for all tuition.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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