Haileybury has been highly praised in recent Independent Schools Inspectorate reports, where teaching at the School was described as "often outstanding" while the quality of the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development was also described as "outstanding".
In addition, Haileybury's boarding provision has been described by Ofsted inspectors as having “outstanding features”, with no recommendations for improvement set. These comments follow an inspection of the School's boarding facilities in March 2010, which looked at the key boarding school national minimum standards under the 'Every Child Matters' outcome groups.
The overall outcome judgement is good with outstanding features. The outcome judgements for "Being Healthy" and "Enjoying and Achieving" are outstanding while those in the areas of "Staying Safe", "Positive Contribution", "Economic Well-being" and "Organisation" are judged as good.
“The school is popular with boarders and parents,” continues the Report. “Across the school, the health and well-being of boarders is promoted exceptionally well.”
The Report goes on to stress that Haileybury is committed to boarding, with an emphasis on community values and fostering responsibility and independence.