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Haileybury Private School

In 2016 an average IB score madeup 37.7
Address: Hertford SG13 7NU, United Kingdom
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Description Haileybury Private School

  • Location Haileybury School: Hertford, Hertfordshire county, United Kingdom
  • Established: in 1862
  • Students age: 11 to 18 years
  • Number of students: 746 people.
  • Type of accommodation: guest-house (residence) from age 13; full time study
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Educational programs for Haileybury School: GCSE / IGCSE, A-Level, IB
  • Course dates: year-round.

The famous Haileybury School is located about halfway from London to Cambridge and occupies a spacious 500-acre estate: this square houses residences (3 houses), old educational and administrative buildings, sports and recreation infrastructure. Also the school has its own chapel and a large library. More recently, a modern Technology Center, a spacious indoor swimming pool and a large tennis center have been built, there is own shop and a sports equipment store. The motto of the school can be read on a huge flag in front of the main entrance: "Be afraid of God, honour the king."

The Haileybury School was designed as far back as 1806 by William Wilkins for the East Indian College, and in 1862 the modern Haileybury School was established on its territory. In 1942, there was a merger with the Imperial Services College, which had a positive impact on the effectiveness of educational programs and the level of technical equipment. Today the school has focused on religious education - one of the main principles of children's development is spiritual improvement: for example, church services in a local chapel are mandatory. Here, a mixed form of studying was adopted: 30 years ago, girls got access to the A-level program for high school students, and in 1998 they were able to attend absolutely all courses and programs. Since 1999, in addition to the A-level, an international baccalaureate (IB) course is being taught for high school students that meets international quality standards for this program.

The quality of educational programs is emphasized by excellent statistics of students and graduates in examinations and profile tests. So, GCSE exams for the 11th year of studying 111 people passed on points of not less than C in 5 or more subjects. According to the A-level program, 150 students successfully pass the final tests (the average score is 404), according to the IB program, 60 people (the average score is 35.4). About 10% of students at the A-level choose more than 4 items for passing, 80% stop in 3 directions. 98% of graduates successfully continue their education in universities (about 5% choose such prestigious options as Oxford and Cambridge), with only 19% continuing their studies in a year, the rest coming immediately after the completion of Haileybury School. The most popular directions of higher education among graduates are the following:

  • Medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry (10%)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (50%)
  • Jurisprudence and Law (10%)
  • Natural sciences, engineering (25%)
  • Art and Design (5%).

Haileybury School practices special educational programs. For example, Haileybury Horizons was created to prepare pupils for living in a modern dynamic world: it includes subjects "Respect for the culture of other peoples", "Experimental Sciences", studying for personal growth and development of leadership skills. It is worth noting a special course "Warehouse of the mind," which implies risk-based classes and the development of communication skills.

Much attention is paid to music education, the church choir and the profile school work. Many children attend classes at the Center for Art and Design. Many classes and electives are held outdoors, especially sports exercises. Opportunities were opened for studying in the Cadet Corps and to participate in the program for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize. Recently, the Haileybury School organized the Fashion Extravaganza charity ball: its guests of honour were representatives of cosmetic giant L'Oreal, model agency Storm, Karen Millen, supermodel Karin O'Connor - more than 20 thousand pounds were collected for charitable purposes. At the performances of musical groups for the spring semester, about 35,000 pounds sterling was also raised for charity.

The director from 2009 to today is James Davies, a graduate of Cambridge University. The school is an active member of the Conference of Directors of HMC Schools. A total of 746 children study at the institution: 267 on day school and 479 at a boarding house, permanently residing in residences on campus. Graduation classes (Upper sixth) number 141 students. Among the graduates are many well-known and successful professionals in various fields - it is worth noting the writer Rudyard Kipling, Clement Attlee (leader of the Labour Party and the British Prime Minister in 1945-1951) and many others.

Haileybury School has a mandatory wearing uniform (except for evenings and Sundays). The official religion is Anglicanism: all children are required to attend Sunday services and go to the chapel every day.

Haileybury School has fairly strict discipline and order standards. Minor, violations are discussed with the teacher, for poor behaviour and rudeness the student can stay after the lessons. Smoking and drinking are strictly forbidden: a convicted student is suspended from school and at the same time loses the right to leave the campus, loses acquired privileges, and detailed administrative reports on the offense are drawn up. To drugs in school, an even more irreconcilable attitude - a student seen in the use or distribution of drugs, immediately expelled and leaves the school forever.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Haileybury Private School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 12 048 £ / term

The general secondary education course is typical for most British boarding schools. In the curriculum there are also compulsory to attend lessons, and optional subjects that the student chooses according to his own taste (there are 19 of them). Much attention is paid to the study of foreign languages: the studying is conducted in English, in addition you can learn Spanish, French, Italian and German. Thanks to regular student exchanges, trips to European countries and free access to European satellite television, students master foreign languages ​​quickly and easily.

There are special educational programs for students who suffer from mild forms of dyslexia (in particular, additional lessons and personal counseling), for foreign students with insufficient English.

The cost of the course is already included:

  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour childcare and guarantee of their safety
  • Medical care and insurance
  • Continuous monitoring of progress and providing detailed reports for parents
  • Excursion trips
  • Student exchanges.

The cost of the programs is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee 
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Guardianship
  • School uniform
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services.
Annual
16-18
from 12 048 £ / term

A course is designed for high school students, aimed at full and effective preparation for admission to the chosen institution. The children choose independently subjects for study, focusing on personal interests and preferences, as well as the requirements of the future faculty and specialty. According to statistics, in the first year of education, children choose 4 directions, in the second year there are only 3 of them (the program is biennial). Approximately 58% of pupils are defined with art direction, 17% choose natural sciences, and 25% choose humanitarian courses. Various programs for the study of foreign languages ​​are diverse: the school has lessons in Spanish, Italian, French and German. For students with insufficient knowledge of the English language, additional classes and consultations are provided (as for children with mild forms of dyslexia).

As a separate subject is taught ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The school is well equipped with the latest computers (there are more than 130 of them), which are all connected to the Internet and are accessible to students for 15 hours a day.

The cost of the course is already included:

  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour childcare and guarantee of their safety
  • Medical care and insurance
  • Continuous monitoring of progress and providing detailed reports for parents
  • Excursion trips
  • Student exchanges.

The cost of the programs is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Guardianship
  • School uniform
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services.
Annual
16-18
from 12 048 £ / term

The international baccalaureate program is recognized all over the world: it is the best choice for students who are not yet fully determined with the country for higher education. In the course there are also mandatory subjects for attendance, and optional electives: so the student can profoundly study those directions and specialties that he needs for admission to the university.

The IB certificate is considered to be a full-fledged international analogue of the British A-level standard: it is accepted in universities around the world and demonstrates a high level of skills and knowledge.

The cost of the course is already included:

  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour childcare and guarantee of their safety
  • Medical care and insurance
  • Continuous monitoring of progress and providing detailed reports for parents
  • Excursion trips
  • Student exchanges.

The cost of the programs is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee 
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Guardianship
  • School uniform
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services.

Accommodation, housing and food

Children can live in private or shared dormitories: in particular, graduates live in separate rooms. For boys and girls there are separate hostels (each designed for 50 people); Together with the children there are always qualified educators, medical personnel and a doctor. Rooms are equipped with beds, wardrobes and bookshelves, there is a washbasin, you can put your mini fridges.

A common dining room is responsible for meals (full board, self-service during meals). During the year, 6 days off, children should spend on campus, on other days they can leave for walks and trips from 15:30 Saturday to late Sunday evening (for each exit to the neighboring city necessarily personal permission of the teacher or tutor). The parents can contact with children at any convenient time by email or phone.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, drama, music
Events list: archery, Athletics, badminton, canoe, carting, cricket, Dramatic circle, Drawing on canvas, field hockey, fitness, football, horseback riding, lacrosse, mountaineering, music studio, netball, rugby, swimming, water polo

Events Haileybury Private School

As already mentioned, musical education is well developed in Haileybury School - about a third of students (35%) play various musical instruments (one or more), there is an opportunity to pass specialized exams. There are about 12 groups: choir, church choir (who won the TV show on the BBC channel), symphony orchestra and wind ensemble, concert group, etc.

The drama group enjoys no less success: the theatrical direction can even be taken at the IB and A-level examinations, as well as the London Academy of Music and Dramaturgy (LAMDA). By the forces of pupils, various performances and musicals are constantly arranged (at least 12 annually).

Many children choose the art, design or art history for the GCSE and A-level exam, special preparatory courses for those students who plan to get education in this direction and to build a successful career.

Physical development and sport also serves as one of the main priorities for the development of children, attending studying is compulsory for all students. Among the most popular sports are:

  • For boys - rugby (in the autumn); hockey, basketball, cross-country running, soccer, squash (in the spring); swimming, sailing, tennis, cricket, athletics (in summer);
  • For girls - squash, netball, hockey and lacrosse (in winter and spring); rowing, kayaking, tennis, rounders, swimming and sailing (in summer).

Up to the end of the graduation class, children regularly go in for sports:

  • Gymnastics;
  • General fitness;
  • Fives;
  • Trampoline jumping;
  • Diving;
  • Step aerobics are also in demand.

You can study the history of sports and individual destinations, take exams at the GCSE and A-level. Among the graduates of the school there are well-known and successful athletes who have become masters of national and international, world level.

Those who wish can participate in competitions for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize (this includes sports exercises, night expeditions and community service), and engage in military sports practice for the CCF. There is a huge number of clubs and sections on interests:

  • UN Model
  • International Relations and Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Bridge
  • Fishing
  • Antiques
  • Politics and Law
  • The Opera and etc.

Student trips to other countries and cities are constantly organized: to Barbados, South Africa, Australia, the USA and Europe. Members of the cricket team, the orchestra and the school choir (including the church choir), the theater troupe are especially frequent participants. A vacation for European ski resorts is organized.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of the course already includes:

  • Education on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour childcare and security
  • Medical care and insurance
  • Continuous monitoring of progress and providing detailed reports to parents
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Student exchanges.

The cost of the programs is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee 
  • Educational fee (= cost of 1 trimester)
  • Guardianship
  • Unified school uniforms
  • Roundtrips
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Consular fee (to be paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 3000 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

According to statistics, most children enter school at 11, 13 and 16 years old. In the 11th form, approximately 205 children come from public schools, the rest from preparatory institutions.

Applicants are waiting for entrance exams: for example, applicants for a place on the A-level course must pass 6 exams in the GCSE format, Below B.

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Haileybury Private School reviews

Robert N.

We addressed Smapse when we made a trip to England for my daughter. Of course, at first it was scary, it seemed that all this was complicated and expensive - but we liked the approach of the consultants. They did not immediately begin to impose any services and advertise some schools - they listened to what we want, what we appreciate, what we would like to see in school, what kind of education a girl is planning to receive in the future, and only then began to look at options.

We preferred studying in Great Britain. Smapse helped to collect and prepare all the documents (some were translated directly from them, there is an additional service), even wrote to the consulate and booked us tickets. They were very surprised that all help they receive from them is free, usually in educational agencies it's quite expensive: they explained to us that the company works as a partner and not as an intermediary, therefore, it does not take a commission from customers. This really saves much money.

We chose studying at Haileybury School because in general we are satisfied with the choice and can recommend it. We like that it is a classical boarding school with its own rules and regulations, mandatory form, strict discipline and rules. When you send a child abroad for a long time, you want to be confident in her security. We regularly receive electronic reports on her behavior and academic performance, teachers' recommendations, so that we can be calm. The only thing, the daughter does not particularly like the Sunday Mass in the church (the Catholic school, and visits are mandatory). The main thing is that the Haileybury School has excellent quality of teaching, comfortable conditions, good hostels and teachers.

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