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Lower School (Years 7 and 8)

At Haileybury, Lower School combines small class sizes with a secure and mutually-supportive environment to offer the perfect framework for pupils to flourish, learn and express themselves with confidence.

The beginning of a remarkable journey

Each year, Haileybury welcomes between 40 and 50 boys and girls to Lower School. Close friendships are forged here which have been known to last a lifetime.

A 'School within a School'

Lower School is housed in its own building, Russell Dore, which opened in 1982 and is named after Frank Russell Dore, one of Haileybury's greatest benefactors.

It combines small class sizes (15-20 pupils) with individual attention. This allows each pupil’s capabilities to be assessed and strategies devised for their personal development.

As a 'first stage' of life at Haileybury, Lower School is also the perfect place for boys and girls to build on their achievements at prep or primary school.

Curriculum and teaching

Lower School pupils are stretched academically and challenged from the moment they arrive. Each follows a broad curriculum, covering the core subjects as well as learning three languages, the arts and computing.

The teaching is always delivered by subject specialists, offering a senior school education in the Lower School setting.

Where specialist facilities are required, for example in Science, Art and Technology, teachers utilise Haileybury's specialist departments - giving pupils the best of both worlds.

This ensures that a demanding and rigorous academic programme is available to everyone and provides Lower School pupils with an excellent preparation for the rest of their Haileybury journey.

Find out more

To learn more about life in Lower School, about our range of co-curricular activities and about Highfield, our very own boarding House, please click on the links opposite.

You can also find valuable information about our admissions procedures for pupils joining at 11+.

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