How to get into The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

Aliya Mrochuk

August 02, 2016

We’ve scoured the web for everything you need to know to get into The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, so you don’t have to. 

The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

Type: Independent day school for boys, ages 4 - 18

Fees:
Year 3 - 13: £6,152, per term (£18,456 per annum)

The Haberdashers’ Aske's Boys’ School fees include Personal Accident Insurance, but exclude extra-curriculars and special lessons. For more information on how and when to pay your fees, you may see Haberdashers’ “Fees 2016 - 2017.”

Current Head: Peter Hamilton

About The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
Founded in 1690, The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School had a rather tumultuous history until 1873, when the foundation was reorganized, funding was restored, and a new school ground was built for Habs boys. Today, the school welcomes over 1400 boys to its Pre-Prep, Prep and Main School campuses.

Habs aims“[t]o challenge bright boys to achieve the highest standards, [t]o develop a sense of community and shared values, [and] [t]o support parents in preparing their sons for a fulfilled life.”

Habs Boys Inside (small)
Why is it so popular?
In addition to their high academic standards, Habs offers an ever-growing list of co-curricular and academic activities, from Arts and Ceramics to Young Enterprise, for all their students. Plus, with the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls less than five minutes away, the students are given plenty of opportunities to collaborate and socialize in a coeducational space.

How do I know if The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School is right for me?
Habs is more than happy to welcome you to one of their small group tours so that you and your son can experience school life on a normal working day.

Visits for 7+ are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.20 a.m., visits for 11+ are on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9.30 a.m., and visits for 13+ are on Fridays, also at 9.30 a.m.

To book your visit please contact the Habs Admissions Office.

Admissions Policy for 7+ - 13+
Boys entering at all ages must return a completed registration form and the accompanying fee to the Aldenham House Reception by 30th November, the year prior to entry.

As a special requirement, boys entering 7+ should be no younger or older than seven years old on 1st September, the year of entry.

For more information or a copy of Habs’ registration form, please request a prospectus.

What are The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School interviews and examinations like, and how can I do well?
Boys of all ages will sit for exams in at least Reasoning, Writing, Reading, and Mathematics the January prior to entry. In addition, 13+ boys may be asked to also sit for science and language papers. If your son does well on his tests, Habs will then invite him to interview with the Head or Deputy Head.

The assessment is meant to measure your son’s potential, and will be based on his current curriculum and interests, so try not to worry too much about prepping. However, it is helpful to review Habs’ 7+, 11+ or 13+ sample papers before sitting your assessment or interview.

Good luck!
Habs Boys Crest
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