Haberdasher’s Boys’ School – About

Haberdasher’s Boys’ School is a boys independent day school located in Hertfordshire. Since its roots in the 17th century, the school has strived for the pursuit of excellence in education. In addition to academic performance, the school also provides students with the necessary preparation to equip students for a world which is ever changing. The school also focuses on the co-curricular aspect, which enables students to become confident and ready young people.

Haberdasher’s School – Essential Information

Address: Butterfly Lane Elstree Hertfordshire WD6 3AF

Senior school phone number: 020 8266 1700

Students per year: 165 students

Admissions email: admissions@habsboys.org.uk

Fees: £7,553 per term, £22,659 per year (Senior School)

Link to website: https://www.habsboys.org.uk


Haberdasher’s Boys’ School was founded in 1690 as a result of bequest by the merchant Robert Aske of £20,000 to the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, and the school was established to provide education for the sons of poor freemen between the ages of nine and fifteen. After some time of struggle, where the number of pupils dropped to just eight in 1714, the school began to grow in popularity, and in 1874, the school was divided into two halves, one for boys and one for girls. In 1961, the Boys’ school moved to its present site in Elstree, and in 1974, the girls’ school moved to the adjacent site.


GCSEs in 2019

Percentage of grades
Grades 8-9 76.2%
Grades 7-9 89.3%
Grades 5-9 98.3%

A Levels in 2019

Percentage of Grades
Grades A*-A 76.3%
Grades A*-B 93.3%

Haberdashers’ Boys’ School – Entrance exam

The school entrance exams consist of four main parts, with the test being a 90 minute online exam, made bespoke for Haberdasher’s. The school then selects the top candidates for an interview.

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning
  • English
  • Mathematics

Practice test:

CEM-style Practice familiarisation test (not practice material)

CEM-style practice papers can be found by clicking on the desired images below:

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