An excellent summer school in an amazing location


  • Major independent school
  • Award winning, historic setting
  • 350 acres of glorious grounds
  • Easy access to London and the airports
  • Exceptional sports facilities
  • Safe, secure environment

Haileybury, founded by Royal Charter, is one of Britain’s major independent schools. It is located just outside the town of Hertford, between London and Cambridge. It was opened as a boys’ school in 1862. In 1996 they had their first intake of female pupils and the school is now fully co-educational, with over 750 students during the academic year. The buildings surrounding the main quadrangle were built in 1806 by William Wilkins, the architect of the National Gallery in London. Originally constructed as a training college for Civil Servants of the East India Company, it was opened as a school in 1862.

It stands in 350 acres of grounds surrounded by woodland, and is situated 25 miles north of London and 2 miles from the town of Hertford.

A great place to live, learn and make new friends.

Haileybury School Website


Hertford is the county town with a population of 22,000. The history of the town dates back to Saxon times. Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood in Hertford Castle which the Normans built to protect Saxon London from the Danes. Hertford has many buildings of historical importance such as the Georgian Shire Hall and the oldest Quaker Meeting House in the world. The history of the town is described in the Hertford Museum.

Hertford is a quiet, ‘typically English’ market town, with its pretty parks and attractive architecture. There are two main shopping streets and a small shopping mall.