Haileybury is an elite co-educational school which offers modern boarding and day provision for pupils aged 11-18 in the United Kingdom. The school was established in 1862 and is situated on a beautiful 500 acre campus just 20 miles north of London. At Haileybury, we encourage academic excellence and promote intellectual curiosity.
Underpinning every child’s education is outstanding pastoral care. Our pupils learn the value of community. They experience leadership and they learn to work as part of a team.
A Haileybury education is open-minded and forward-looking but it also draws on our rich heritage. It provides our pupils with a moral compass. It prepares them for the very best universities and for the world of work.
From its earliest days in the era of Empire, to its modern role in a fast-moving and ever-changing global economy, Haileybury and its pupils have helped shape the world we know today.
In 1855, an Act of Parliament was passed which relieved the East India Company of the obligation to maintain a College in Haileybury. The East India College had existed here since 1806 but, under the terms of the Act, it was to close by 1858, seemingly for good. But in 1862, a new Haileybury College emerged as an independent public school on the same site.
Pupils have gone on to progress in careers not just in the UK but around the world. Some have reached the very peaks of their chosen careers. They have excelled on the stage, in music, in film, in sport and as writers. They have broken barriers in science and medicine. They have served their country on land, at sea and in the air.
One became Britain’s most influential Prime Minister of modern times. Clement Attlee shaped the welfare state and made the country’s health system one of the envies of the world.
Helping others is a core part of the Haileybury ethos. Since the 1860s, Haileyburians have been typified by their moral compass and a dedication to service. While today’s world is a much-changed place, Haileyburians continue to help shape the world and to make it a better place for all.