Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

Overview of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and 11 Plus information

Address: The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AF

Website: www.habsboys.org.uk


Boys – Yes

Girls – No

School Size – c. 1100 – 1200

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus Exam – English, mathematics and reasoning


Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School – Overview

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School was opened in 1690 following an endowment by a merchant haberdasher, Robert Aske, who established a school to educate the children of impecunious members of his profession. In 1961 the school moved with the Prep school to its current position on an extensive rural site in Elstree.  Both are administered by a board of governors, many of whom are members of the Haberdashers’ Company.  They also govern the girls’ school which occupies the adjacent site.

The core aims of the school are to challenge bright boys to achieve the highest standards within a strong community with shared values, to encourage individuality and to support parents in preparing their sons for a fulfilled life. A pre-preparatory school is nearby and there has been extensive investment in ICT; new changing rooms and pitches have been added to the sports facilities and all major buildings have been refurbished.

The school provides education for pupils aged 11 to 18. The school draws its pupils from its own prep school and from a wide area of north London and south Hertfordshire.  The school is socially and culturally diverse with a wide range of religions being represented.

Standardised tests indicate that three-quarters of pupils in Years 7 to 11 and half of the pupils in the sixth form have an ability profile that is far above average. Very few pupils have an ability that is less than above average.

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