Online learning for ELC-12 students anywhere in the world, founded on the Haileybury traditions of academic excellence, a global outlook, an entrepreneurial spirit and our commitment to social justice.


HaileyburyX projects have been recognised as The Educator Innovative Schools winners in 2019 and 2020.

Hear HaileyburyX director Peter Thomas talk about what HaileyburyX is and introduce a series of insight videos that take a deep-dive into the project. Watch them all on Vimeo.


Haileybury has always embraced technology for teaching and learning.

We see ourselves as innovators. High-speed WiFi, laptops and tablets, video and cloud-based services, along with our school-wide LMS Canvas, are all now part of our students’ everyday learning experiences - especially now as we teach remotely.

But the latest technology is not what matters.

What is important is technology that meets the needs of students and teachers. Technology that helps deliver outstanding learning experiences that fuel academic excellence.

Innovation, technology and learning

Innovation using technology that brings benefits for our students and teachers is our motivation for creating HaileyburyX.

HaileyburyX will develop online courses not just for Haileybury students but for ELC-12 students anywhere in the world.

As a forward looking, digitally advanced school we are in a unique position to innovate in edTech - technology for teaching and learning. Our students will benefit from the courses we develop for HaileyburyX.

But we also intend that our teachers, and the whole school community, will get to learn about how we can best use technology to deliver outstanding learning experiences, putting our school at the forefront of educational innovation.

Read on for more detail about some of our plans for HaileyburyX.

For our students

Digital is an integral part of the everyday lives of our students. They have have never experienced a world without ubiquitous technology.

As a result, their expectations of a quality learning experience are different. This challenges us to continually evolve our pedagogical approach. 

HaileyburyX is not just about developing and delivering new kinds of courses - whether alongside the curriculum or as part of it - but is about helping us learn about the effective use of technology to benefit the whole student community.


The focus of HaileyburyX, like our adoption of Canvas across the school, is on enhancing the way we teach learners of today and tomorrow.

Courses are complex and time-consuming to develop. 

So to build courses for HaileyburyX we have adopted some of the processes and practices of an approach called Agile which has proved to be extraordinarily effective. It originated in software development and is now used in many industries worldwide.

HaileyburyX is a pioneer of this approach, called Agile Learning Design.



The Haileybury Microcredential in Agile Learning Design was recognised as one of The Educator 2019 Innovative Schools winners.


We are supporting teachers who work with HaileyburyX by providing professional development in Agile as applied to learning design.

The Haileybury Microcredential in Agile Learning Design, made available to our teachers has now been launched for Australian teachers.

Listen to HaileyburyX director Peter Thomas talk about the microcredential.

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We'll be using Slack, and other collaboration tools including Zoom and Trello, to support our Agile Learning Design teams and to share our progress with the school community.

What's NEXT

We're developing three types of courses.

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Courses that sit alongside the curriculum


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Online courses that are part of Haileybury's core curriculum


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Courses available to any learners, anywhere


Courses are organised into multidisciplinary channels that will help learners create unique pathways through our learning and to help us to create personalised microcredentials. 

All of our courses, the channels to which they belong and their development progress, can be seen on our roadmap.



We've asked a group of education experts, along with business leaders beyond education, to join our Global Advisory Board. Their role is to help us think more broadly about the possibilities for HaileyburyX.



The HaileyburyX roadmap is public. You can follow our progress by visiting our Trello board for for HaileyburyX here.

HaileyburyX Roadmap, November 2019


Haileybury organises events called Startups each year for the whole school. At Startup, new projects and initiatives are discussed.

Peter Thomas, director of HaileyburyX, spoke about the project. You can view Peter Thomas' startup presentation about HaileyburyX.

You can also take a deep dive into HaileyburyX with Peter in the HaileyburyX Insights video series.

It looks at some of the ideas and concepts unique to HaileyburyX - including our approach to course development and organisation, technology and platforms, how we will build intelligence into HaileyburyX - and some ideas about building learning for the future.


You can email Peter at

or connect on LinkedIn

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We are delighted to be recognised as one of The Educator Innovative Schools for 2020 for our thought-leadership work on our Medium and Soundcloud channels, for our TechXAI microcourses and for the HYCreds microcredentialling programme.

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Subscribe to our Medium publication where we share some of the things we are thinking about.

Docendo discimus: the future of AI in education.

Our stories on Medium explorations of platforms like Discord and TikTok and technologies such as AI, and on topics including Agile learning design and microcredentials.

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You can listen to our podcast HaileyburyX on Soundcloud directly on Soundcloud or via Spotify.



Season 3, techEd, looks at who might be the emerging giants of educational technology. S3, E4 looks at streaming platform Twitch.



Credentialing the Future a practical deep dive into K-12 microcredentialling. Coming soon.

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We publish insights videos on HaileyburyX on Vimeo.

We also publish a variety of video content on projects related to HaileyburyX, including some our webinars.

Some of our Ed. events will be available in 2020 via Vimeo On Demand.