Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School


Together with Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, we are Habs: a strong, happy and supportive community committed to the pursuit of excellence in education. We trace our roots back to the 17th Century and we give talented and ambitious young people the opportunities they need to succeed in life, irrespective of their background.

Our academic performance speaks for itself, but we know that great exam results are just the beginning. A Habs education prepares young people for fulfilment in a world that demands flexibility, creativity, resilience and critical thought. Habs pupils step into that world with confidence, ready to shape the future and open to a lifetime of new experiences.

Our horizons are wide. We are a diverse community and we nurture a global perspective and a deep sense of responsibility for the world in which our pupils will lead and succeed. Our broad curriculum and co-curricular provision prepares pupils for success wherever their passion may take them.

Both Habs Boys and Habs Girls are based on a rural, 100-acre site in leafy Elstree, Hertfordshire, whilst being within easy reach of London and nearby to junctions on the M1, M25 and A1. The Schools have one of the largest coach networks of any school in the UK, allowing pupils from far and wide to benefit from a Haberdashers’ education.

We are able to maximise the benefits of our co-location to offer the best of single-sex education in a unique co-educational environment. The two Schools’ ethos, values and behaviours are aligned to create one shared vision.

Habs offers an energetic and enthusiastic learning environment for inquisitive pupils in a simply outstanding environment, with truly exceptional facilities. We have a special atmosphere: learning for its own sake is tremendous fun both in and beyond the classroom. We focus on developing the whole person by encouraging every pupil to engage in the many activities on offer from sport, drama and music to serving the local and global community through charitable projects. The quality of pastoral care through the House system is outstanding, providing a smaller family environment within the School. 

Students leave as independent learners to take up places at the top universities knowing that they have benefited from the very best, well-rounded educational experience. As Old Haberdashers they know that they are part of a supportive community for life as well as taking their place within the world.

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