Sport is central to Haileybury life enhancing confidence and resilience through teamwork and leadership as well as via physical, technical and psychological stimulus.
Sport gives pupils the opportunity to learn about themselves and others, often within pressure situations, and – as a release – it contributes to academic performance.
Director of Sport
Under the expert guidance of former Wales and Lions captain Michael Owen, rugby is a core part of the sporting programme at Haileybury.
With England international Sam Billings among notable alumni, we featured in The Cricketer’s Top Schools Guide.
The hockey setup at Haileybury which includes two all-weather pitches has helped boys and girls earn England caps.
Our Director of Netball is Superleague player Dani McFarlane and England international Zara Everitt developed her skills during her time at Haileybury.
We enter a series of events throughout the year and we have 2019 county champions in boys' 100m and 200m, as well as in the girls’ 1500m.
Basketball is in rude health, with our squad losing just once in 4 years. We run a programme that involves training three times a week during both terms 1 and 2.
The climbing wall - named after mountaineer and Old Haileyburian James Outram - is used by all year groups, with the option of gaining a qualification.
Dance at Haileybury is available through activities, lessons and as part of the sports programme.
Our sides take on some of the top schools in the country and the Haileybury Girls' Football Tournament trophy has become a highly sought-after prize.
With a simulator and indoor putting green, we are one of the leading English and Scottish independent schools for golf.
Our talented lacrosse players - across several age groups - have earned national call-ups and county squad selections.
The sport is played at only 14 schools in the country and Old Haileyburian Tom Billings is currently ranked world number one.
Strength and Conditioning
Whilst in its infancy, Strength and Conditioning at Haileybury has already become an integral part of the school’s life.
Swimming is a key sport for our pupils both from a competitive and also a well-being perspective, and is an option year round for all our year groups.