Haileybury and Imperial Service College
|Mottoes||Fear God, Honour The King
Sursum Corda (Lift up your Hearts)
|Established||1862 (Haileybury College. Predecessor colleges were founded as follows:
East India Company College - 1806;
Imperial Service College - 1845;
United Services College - 1874)
|Type||Independent day and boarding|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Chairman of Council||M. Gatenby|
|Founder||East India Company|
|DfE URN||117607 Tables|
|Publication||The Haileyburian, Hearts & Wings|
|Former pupils||Old Haileyburians|
Haileybury and Imperial Service College (usually shortened to Haileybury & ISC or Haileybury) is a British independent school founded in 1862. The school is located at Hertford Heath, near Hertford, 20 miles (32 km) from central London, on 500 acres (2.0 km2) of parkland occupied until 1858 by the East India College. Originally a boys' public school, it is now co-educational, enrolling pupils at 11+, 13+ and 16+ stages of education. Over 750 pupils attend Haileybury, of whom more than 500 board.
The previous institution on the site was East India College, the training establishment founded in 1806 for "writers" (clerks) of the Honourable East India Company. The College was initially based in Hertford Castle, but the site at Hertford Heath was acquired for future occupation. William Wilkins, who had previously designed the buildings of Downing College, Cambridge, and would later design the National Gallery in London, was appointed principal architect. The buildings were completed and occupied in 1809. They comprise four ranges which enclose an area known as Quad, the largest academic quadrangle in the UK and one of the largest in the world. In the wake of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the East India Company was wound up, and its College closed in January 1858.
Four years later, in 1864, the buildings were re-opened as a public school, Haileybury College.
The Chapel dome was added by Arthur Blomfield and completed in 1877. Further Victorian additions were designed by John William Simpson. The Memorial Dining Hall was opened by the future King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, and serves as a monument to former pupils who gave their lives in the First World War. During the past 40 years, its use has been extended to commemorate deaths in all military conflicts. The dining hall boasts one of the largest unsupported domes in Europe. Until the 1990s, the entire school of over 700 pupils dined there at a single sitting, all brought to silence for grace by the beating of a massive brass howitzer shell, captured from a German gun emplacement during World War I and then converted into a gong. A gilded plaster boss in the centre of this dome represents an oak tree being struck by lightning. Known as Little Lightning Oak this decoration represents the massive oak tree that stands on the lawn in front of Terrace, the promenade visible in this photograph. This tree was struck by lightning and all but destroyed but, miraculously, re-sprouted. The oak has been seen as a metaphor for the school, a valuable entity decimated by war, but nonetheless capable of regeneration.
As well as the dining hall, there are other impressive memorials to the school's 1,436 war casualties. The memorial on Terrace, originally built to commemorate those lost in World War I, was unveiled by General Sir Alexander Godley, KCB, KCMG on 7 July 1923. It was designed by former pupil Sir Reginald Blomfield. Known as the Cross of Sacrifice this simple stone structure serves as a prototype for war memorials found in every Commonwealth War Cemetery and other war memorials around the world.
In the late twentieth century, reforming headmaster David Jewell took charge of Haileybury, bringing it out of its post-cold-war austerity. Stuart Westley, Master of Haileybury until July 2009, was responsible for making the school fully co-educational.
Present day 
Today Haileybury is a co-educational school for 11-18 year-olds, with recent girls' boarding houses, Colvin, Melvill, Allenby, Albans and, also, Hailey for day girls and many facilities. There are still seven boys' boarding houses in the school, (Edmonstone, Lawrence, Bartle Frere, Kipling, Batten, Thomason and Trevelyan). The Ayckbourn Theatre is a fully functional modern theatre. The college chapel organ was built by Klais in 1997, with two manuals and thirty stops. A recent development is the opening of a new modern languages centre and there is an modern, purpose-built (1999) design technology centre. There is a modern sports centre and a synthetic running track. Haileybury has a rackets court, built in 1908, which is unusual in having a double gallery. During World War II, it was damaged by the blast from a V-2 rocket and was not restored until 1952 due to the school being evacuated from bombing risks. The school supports a professional coach (Mike Cawdron lad), making it one of the twelve schools in England to have a rackets court and coach.
Groups originating from Haileybury support a number of charities such as The Children's Trust, Tadworth, the Home Farm Trust and the Boys' Club in Stepney once managed by Old Haileyburian Clement Attlee (who was also involved with the Haileybury Youth Trust which is now based in Uganda improving the lives of hundreds of Ugandans in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way) and Changing Faces - a charity which supports and represents people who have disfigurements to the face, hand or body. Attlee was noted for his promotion of fellow Old Haileyburians.
Recent developments 
During the past decade, the facilities at Haileybury have been developed. This has included the building of a new sports complex with an indoor swimming pool, two girls' houses (Melvill and Colvin) and two boys' houses (Edmonstone and Bartle Frere), a tennis centre run by Legends Tennis, a technology centre and a modern languages centre opened in March 2010. Highfield, previously a boys' only boarding house for Lower School boys, has been extended to incorporate additional space to house Lower School girl boarders.
Haileybury Almaty 
In 2006/2007, Haileybury advised on the building of a Haileybury in Almaty, Kazakhstan where all English GCSEs are taught and the curriculum is taught similarly under the guidance of Haileybury. The school, opened in September 2008, is known as Haileybury Almaty. The pupils are made up mostly of Kazakhstan citizens. They are all required to speak English. Academic year 2010–2011 saw the first batch of pupils pass their IGCSE exams. Since August 2011 Haileybury Almaty has opened a 6th form. A second school, in the capital Astana, was opened in September 2011.
Haileybury Astana 
Following the successful foundation of Haileybury Almaty, a similar school under the auspices of Haileybury was planned to be built in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. The project commenced in 2009, and ground was broken on the construction phase in July 2010. Haileybury Astana opened on 31 August 2011, providing education for boys and girls from the two to eleven years of age under the leadership of Andrew Auster, Headmaster. The school follows the UK National Curriculum, with the addition of lessons in Kazakh language, history and geography and Russian. Bar languages, all teaching is conducted in English. The pupils are drawn from all sectors of the city, with many nationalities represented, although the largest numbers of pupils are Kazakh, Russian or English nationals. Over time, the school will grow in both numbers and age of the pupils, adding a year group until provision is made for pupils up to the age of eighteen. Boarding facilities are planned to open in 2014. The school intends to follow the IGCSE curriculum to age sixteen, and the International Baccalaureate at sixth form.
Haileybury and Model United Nations (MUN) 
Model United Nations (MUN) is popular extra-curricular activity students in the senior school. Throughout the year, groups of students are chosen to form delegations which meet two times per week outside of school hours to practice writing and debating resolutions. These students then travel to several MUN conferences in the UK and mainland Europe to debate their resolutions.
Haileybury host their own Model United Nations conference every year (HMUN) for nearly 900 pupils, making it largest MUN conference in the UK. The conference is typically held the weekend before the Easter holiday. Committee rooms are located in some of the iconic buildings on the Haileybury campus and the General Assembly takes place in the Sports Hall.
Today at Haileybury there are thirteen boarding houses, including one Lower School boarding house (Highfield) for boys in Years 7 and 8.
Boys' houses 
- Bartle Frere (Main School)
- Batten (Main School)
- Edmonstone (Main School)
- Kipling (Main School)
- Lawrence (Main School)
- Thomason (Main School)
- Trevelyan (Main School)
- Highfield (Lower School)
Girls' houses 
- Allenby (Main School)
- Albans (Lower and Main School; an extension to the Highfield house will mean girls in Lower School will transfer to this facility)
- Colvin (Main School)
- Hailey (Main School)
- Melvill (Main School)
Notable alumni 
Past pupils are known as Old Haileyburians.
- Michael Aitkens, scriptwriter
- Alan Ayckbourn, dramatist
- John Bailey, literary critic
- Raef Bjayou, contestant on the BBC's The Apprentice
- John Blofeld, Taoist and Buddhist author
- Reginald Blomfield, architect
- Bruce Bairnsfather (attended United Services College), humourist
- Harold Creighton, former Editor (and proprietor) of The Spectator magazine
- Michael Davie, journalist and newspaper editor
- Victor George de Freyne, novelist and playwright (as Victor Bridges)
- Govind Dhar, journalist and former editor of Robb Report India
- Edmund Fisher, architect
- Gerald Harper, actor
- John Howard Davies, Producer of hit BBC comedy series [Monty Python, Mr.Bean, Fawlty Towers,The Good Life]], controller BBC, former head of comedy and head of light entertainment,former child actor as Oliver in David lean's original version of Oliver Twist
- Dom Joly, comedian and journalist
- Rudyard Kipling (attended United Services College), writer
- Quentin Letts, journalist
- Chris Lowe, BBC journalist and news presenter
- Simon MacCorkindale, actor
- Stephen Mangan, actor
- John McCarthy, journalist and former hostage
- Anthony Meyer, actor
- David Meyer, actor
- Christopher Nolan, film director (Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception)
- Hoyt Richards, model and actor
- Alan Ross, journalist
- Joe Saward, sports journalist and author
- Madeleine Shaw, opera singer
- Penelope White, recitalist and chamber musician
- Arthur Thomas, composer
- Herbert Trench, poet
- Rex Whistler, artist
Armed forces 
- Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
- Sir Jonathon Band
- Sir Robert Brooke-Popham
- Sir Thompson Capper
- Sir John Chapple
- Sir William Dickson
- Lionel Dunsterville (attended United Services College)
- Hubert Hamilton
- Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
- Sir Reginald May
- Hurdis Ravenshaw
- Dennis Seddon Brown - (Son of Sir Liutenant Colonel Norman Seddon Brown)
- Sir Rupert Smith
- Group Captain Peter Townsend
- Sir Richard Vickers
- Harry Carr, Special Intelligence Service 1919-45, Northern Area Controller (Baltic & USSR)
- Major General The Reverend Morgan Llewellyn, CB, OBE
Victoria Cross and George Cross holders 
Victoria Cross 
- Indian Rebellion of 1857
- Persian War 1857
- Zulu War 1879
- Sudan Campaign 1898
- Second Boer War 1899–1902
- Colonel Edward Douglas Browne-Synge-Hutchinson, VC, CB (attended United Services College Day Boy 1875). He was a Major when he earned his VC.
- Brigadier General Francis Aylmer Maxwell, VC, CSI, DSO & Bar, (attended United Services College 1883–1890)
- Captain Conwyn Mansel-Jones, VC, CMG, DSO, (attended Haileybury College, Batten House 1885–1888)
- Third Somaliland Expedition 1903
- First World War
- Captain Anketell Moutray Read, VC, (attended United Services College 1898–1902)
- Second Lieutenant Rupert Price Hallowes, VC, MC (attended Haileybury College, Le Bas House 1894–1897)
- Major General Clifford Coffin, VC, CB, DSO & Bar (attended Haileybury College, Lawrence House, 1884–1886)
- Captain Clement Robertson, VC (attended Haileybury College, Colvin House 1904–1906)
- Captain Cyril Hubert Frisby, VC (attended Haileybury College, Hailey House, 1899–1903)
- Brigadier General George William St. George Grogan, VC, CB, CMG, DSO & Bar (attended United Services College, 1890–1893)
- Korean War 1951
- First World War 1919
- Second World War
- Alan Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Drury Lane
- Sir Clive Martin
- Prannoy Roy; Founder NDTV
- Datuk Vinod Sekhar; Malaysian businessman and Haileybury scholarship donor
The Church 
The Law 
- Geoffrey Lawrence, 1st Baron Oaksey
- Sir Richard May
- Cyril Radcliffe, 1st Baron Radcliffe
- The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Scott Baker
- Sir Barry Sheen
- Sir Arthur Watts
- Kenelm George Digby
- Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot
- Frank Bell
- Bonamy Dobrée
- W. H. C. Frend
- Brian Houghton Hodgson
- Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick, Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge
- Peter Ladefoged, prominent linguist and phonetician
- Robert Liddell
- Jack Meyer, founder of Millfield School and cricketer
- William Muir
- Humphry Osmond
- Frank Podmore
- George Speaight
- J.T.M. Gibson, (OBE, Padmashri): Former Headmaster of Mayo College
- Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee
- Hugh Bayley
- Sir Geoffrey de Freitas
- Barry Gardiner
- Nick Herbert
- Christopher Mayhew, Baron Mayhew
- David Garro Trefgarne, 2nd Baron Trefgarne
- Sir Edward Wakefield
- John Robert Jermain Macnamara
Civil service 
- John Beames ICS, Bengal cadre, author of "Memoirs of a Bengal Civilian"
- Sir Andrew Green
- Edward Maltby (British civil servant), Acting governor of Madras
- Stewart Perowne
- Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell
- Tom Askwith
- Ernest Cheston, English rugby union international
- Archibald Fargus, English cricketer, scholar, clergyman
- Sir Stirling Moss
- Maharajkumar of Vizianagram - Indian cricketer
- John Birkett - (27 December 1884 – 16 October 1967) English international rugby union player, and captain of the national side.
- Jamie George, Saracens rugby union
- Chris Wyles, Saracens and USA international rugby union
•Sam Billings, - Kent CCC, Cricket
- Lionel Curtis
- Robert Erskine Childers
- Quentin Stafford-Fraser, co-creator of the Trojan room coffee pot
- William Henry Battle, surgeon
- Prince Andrew Romanov
- Roger Took
- Edward Clive Bayley, archaeologist
See also 
- The Times, Obituaries, July 2006
- "Changing Faces: About Us". Retrieved 11 June 2010.
- "UK public school for Kazakhstan". BBC. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- Jeffery, Keith (2010) Secret History of MI6, p.191, (The Penguin Press)
- Haileybury College Archives - Roll of Honour
- Frederick Charles Danvers, (1894), Memorials of Old Haileybury College, page 455, (A. Constable and Company)
- Frederick Charles Danvers, (1894), Memorials of Old Haileybury College, page 453, (A. Constable and Company)
- Frederick Charles Danvers, (1894), Memorials of Old Haileybury College, page 607, (A. Constable and Company)
- Frederick Charles Danvers, (1894), Memorials of Old Haileybury College, page 448, (A. Constable and Company)
- Sir David Hughes Parry, (2005), The V. C. Its Heroes And Their Valor, page 251, (Kessinger Publishing)
- Francis Aylmer Maxwell, (1921), Frank Maxwell: A Memoir and Some Letters, page 9, (J. Murray)
- "Malaysian work experience offer for six pupils". Haileybury and Imperial Service College. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "Notable Haileybury and Imperial Service College Alumni". Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- Haileybury web site
- Haileybury Model United Nations Haileybury MUN
- Trevelyan House — One of the 7 boys' houses in the school.
- Kipling House — One of the 7 boys' houses in the school.
- Edmonstone House — One of the 7 boys' houses in the school.
- Melvill House — One of the 5 girls' boarding houses.
- Haileybury Images — Images of Haileybury.
- The Haileybury Society
- Junior school
- Imperial Service College
- Running track
- Haileybury College, Melbourne, Australia
- Running track
- Haileybury Images
- Haileybury Youth Trust
- Memorials of old Haileybury College (1894)