Academic success

Why Haileybury

Haileybury is acclaimed as an outstanding independent school in Australia and overseas because of a unique combination of factors that deliver more than the sum of their parts: innovative teaching methods, exceptional teachers, outstanding academic results, a strong international focus and a comprehensive understanding of education that stretches back to 1892.

“Haileybury's academic efforts in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) continue to deliver outstanding collective results, and rank Haileybury in the top 0.5% of schools in Australia.”

2020 VCE results include a 100% pass rate, two highest possible ATAR scores of 99.95, and 7.5% of students attaining an ATAR of 99–putting them in the top 1% in Australia.


Academic results

  • Haileybury is ranked the number one co-education primary school and the number two secondary school for girls and boys in Victoria.
  • Our 2021 NAPLAN average for Years 3 and 5 (primary) was 549.6, compared to the National average of 461.44.
  • Our 2021 NAPLAN average for Years 7 and 9 (secondary) was 631.0 compared to National average of 556.44.
  • Haileybury’s Years 3 and 5 average (549.6) is comparable to the National Years 7 and 9 average (556.44).


VCE Results 2020

  • 2 highest possible ATAR scores of 99.95 were achieved by Oscar Jeffrey and Jun Wen Lin.
  • 51% of students attained an ATAR of 90 and above, placing them in the top 10% in Australia.
  • 29% of Haileybury Girls College Study Scores were 40 and above.
  • 27% of Haileybury College Study Scores were 40 and above.
  • 7.5% of students attained an ATAR of 99 and above, placing them in the top 1% in Australia.
  • 32% of students attained an ATAR of 95 and above, placing them in the top 5% of Australia.
  • 94% of students were placed in the top 40% in Australia.
  • 38 Study Scores of the maximum 50 were achieved in 8 different subjects.
  • 12 students from Year 11 attained maximum Study Scores of 50.
  • Haileybury recorded a median ATAR of 91.
  • A 100% VCE Pass Rate was achieved

Exceptional teachers

While our students apply themselves rigorously, their academic success is attributed in part to our exceptional professional teachers, who are fundamental to optimal learning. Their tireless efforts and ongoing support give students the drive achieve their best, and we encourage our educators through immersive development programs, ongoing professional support and a range of attractive benefits.

  • An annual Professional Recognition Program including classroom observation and appraisal.
  • A comprehensive Professional Development program for all teachers.
  • A teacher coaching model.

Find out more about our employment criteria and why Haileybury is a great place to work.