An invitation from the Headmaster


Welcome to the Haileybury Astana website, which will give you a flavour not just of the education we offer at Haileybury, but also the philosophy behind it.

We believe that all children are capable of succeeding and the aim of our staff is to provide our children with the opportunities, support and encouragement to develop their talents wherever they may lie.

Our school, though young, is unashamedly ambitious and our aim is to offer a standard of education comparable to the best on offer in both UK and other international schools. Our teaching staff is drawn largely from the UK and supported by highly qualified local support staff who speak English, Kazakh and Russian.

At Haileybury Astana we are a close unit with strong relationships between children, teachers and parents. We share a strong vision for excellence in education and we all seeks those goals together.

Haileybury Astana is now five years old and we move forward into a new phase of our development. This year we welcome the arrival of Jane Knight our new Head of Primary who has huge experience in management at that level and she will add to the structure and quality control element that is already so successful in our school. Our younger children make rapid progress in school and we are very proud of their achievements at such a young age.

This year we will see our Year 11 students complete their IGCSE courses which culminates in some very important examinations in May. In November we have our final inspection for our accreditation to become an International Baccalaureate Diploma school and we will begin the process of opening our Sixth Form for Years 12 & 13 ready to start in August 2017.

In this regard I was delighted to hear of the excellent examination results that were achieved this year by our sister school in Almaty in both Years 11 and 13. Those results were better than many top UK schools with students achieving places at Cambridge, at University College and Imperial Colleges of London University and many other top universities in the UK and the USA. Some of these universities are ranked in the top ten in the world.  We are on course at Haileybury Astana to be equally successful and the IB Diploma is an excellent preparation prior to university and many universities prefer its breadth of study.

Our music, sport and extra curricular programme in school is also an essential element of school life and all students take part in a wide range of activities. We are fortunate to enjoy excellent support from our sponsors, who have provided our wonderful facilities and who take a keen interest in the school.

Haileybury Astana is an exciting school just like the city. Please do come and visit the school with your child to discover for yourself the uniqueness of the Haileybury experience.

Alister Bartholomew, Headmaster

Please feel free to contact us:

Telephone: +7 7172 55 98 55/54