Habs Boys is one of 11 schools around the country owned by the Haberdashers Company, an ancient merchant guild associated with the silk and velvet trades and one of the 12 great City livery companies.

Along with Habs Girls, we share a superb state-of-the-art, 100-acre co-educational campus near Elstree in Hertfordshire. Yet we come from much humbler beginnings, with an incredible history stretching back more than 330 years.

Habs through the years

Founded in 1690

Late 1860s

1900 to 1940

1940s to 1970

1950s to 2020

2020 to present day

For a more in-depth understanding of the history of our school look at the Habs Boys digital archive.