Habs Girls is one of 11 schools and colleges around the country which are 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.

We share a superb state-of-the-art, 100-acre co-educational campus near Elstree in Hertfordshire with Habs Boys. Yet we had much humbler beginnings, with an incredible history stretching back over 140 years.

Habs through the years

Founded in 1875

Late 1800s

Early 1900s

World War II

1950s to 1970

1970 to 1980

1980 to 2020

2020 to the present day

Archive photos