Although Habs Boys’ history stretches back to 1690, the school has only been in its current location for around 120 years, since 1903.

Situated in the leafy, idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, just outside of London, we share our wonderful campus with our sister school, Habs Girls.

We are surrounded by agricultural fields, just a stone’s throw from London Elstree Aerodrome (where some of our students learn to fly). Nevertheless, we are only 3.5 miles from Junction 5 off the M1.

The grounds

We are very fortunate to occupy 104 acres of beautiful green-belt countryside close to Elstree in Hertfordshire. This allows us to endlessly develop and curate our indoor and outdoor spaces for the benefit of our students.

Our school buildings are surrounded by wide-open spaces and playing fields on two sides, with dense woodland on the remaining two. Several small lakes and streams enhance the environment, with plentiful parking available.

Our grounds feature many sports fields, play areas, our Forest School, Wildwood Den, Lime Walk and Rain Garden, plus more nature spaces just waiting to be explored.

These spaces lend themselves perfectly to our outdoor education and Forest School.

Our buildings

At the heart of Habs Boys is Aldenham House, a Grade II-listed building dating back to 1672. Other buildings, old and new, are clustered around it. The Bourne Building, for example, is home to our library and largest assembly hall, as well as multiple classrooms.

Notable built spaces on the Habs Boys’ side of the campus include:

  • Our Medburn Centre, which houses our swimming pool, conference room, the Olympian Suite, and our Joe’s café.
  • Faith rooms.
  • Bates dining room.
  • Our newly purpose-built Pre-Prep building, which includes soundproof classrooms, indoor and outdoor learning facilities and a multi-purpose hall.
  • Spaces which are available for public hire.

Performing arts spaces

Habs Boys hosts a number of performance spaces, whether it be for music performances or drama.

Notable performance spaces on the Habs Boys’ side of the campus include:

  • The Seldon Music hall, housing music classrooms and Seldon Hall, which is used for performances.
  • Lime Tree Studios, a performance space that allows for theatre-style seating during performances.

Sports facilities

Habs Boys offers a wide range of superb sporting spaces, including the Medburn Centre, opened in 2016. It boasts a swimming pool, multiple facilities and Joe’s Café in the lobby. We also offer:

  • Seven rugby/football pitches.
  • Two all-weather hockey pitches (becoming 18 tennis courts in summer).
  • Three grass cricket squares with nets.
  • Three artificial cricket wickets with nets.
  • Two squash courts.
  • A climbing wall.
  • Our Solai Indoor Cricket Centre, including bowling machines and projector and screen for video replays.
  • A double-size sports hall.
  • A 25-metre, eight-lane indoor swimming pool
  • A gymnasium.
  • A fitness suite.
  • A 400-metre grass running track with synthetic sprint track and jump/throw areas.
  • A shooting range.

Our location

Our campus is easy to access from nearby junctions on the M1, M25 and A1.

If coming by rail, you can get a train from St Pancras in London to either Elstree and Borehamwood Station or Radlett Station, then take a taxi from there. Respectively, we are just an eight to ten minute taxi ride from these stations.

If coming by London Underground, you can take either the Northern Line to Edgware Station or Jubilee Line to Stanmore Station, then take a taxi from there.