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.
- 1 History
- 2 Present day
- 3 Haileybury Almaty
- 4 Haileybury Astana
- 5 Haileybury and Model United Nations (MUN)
- 6 Houses
- 7 Notable alumni
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The previous institution on the site was the East India College [EIC], the training establishment founded in 1806 for administrators of the Honourable East India Company. The EIC was initially based in Hertford Castle, but substantial grounds on Hertford Heath were acquired for future development. William Wilkins, the architect of Downing College, Cambridge, and 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.
In 1862, the buildings re-opened for use as a public school, Haileybury College, which enjoyed a rich legacy from the EIC. Several of the houses were named after Old Boys of the EIC, and Haileybury's primary purpose during the second half of the C19th was to serve the British Empire, principally in India.
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 acts 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 of OH's 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 re-sprouted.
As well as the wooden tablets surrounding the exterior of the dining hall, there are other 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.
Haileybury serves as a co-educational school for 11-18 year-olds. Girls' houses comprise Colvin, Melvill, Allenby, Albans, and Hailey, which provides for the needs of day girls. The seven boys' houses consist of Edmonstone, Lawrence, Bartle Frere, Kipling, Batten, Thomason and Trevelyan. The Ayckbourn Theatre functions as a modern auditorium with a fully equipped stage and back-stage. The college chapel organ was re-built by Klais in 1997. Recent developments include a modern languages centre, a design technology department, a vast sports centre, and a synthetic running track. On site is a rackets court, built in 1908, notable for its double gallery.
Haileybury supports such organisations as The Children's Trust, Tadworth, the Home Farm Trust, the Boys' Club in Stepney once managed by Old Haileyburian Clement Attlee (who was also involved with the Haileybury Youth Trust) and Changing Faces - a charity which supports and represents people who have disfigurements to the face, hand or body.
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.
Following the successful foundation of Haileybury Almaty, a cognate school was opened in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Haileybury Astana provides education for boys and girls from the two to eleven years of age under the headship of Andrew Auster. The school follows the UK National Curriculum with the option of studying Russian and Kazakh, as well as the history and geography of Kazakhstan. Provision of boarding facilities is planned for 2014, and the school intends to expand to include pupils up to the age of sixteen.
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.
- 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)
- 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)
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)