Haileybury Almaty opened in September 2008 to cater for the needs of local and international pupils in Kazakhstan. Operating on a 'not-for-profit' basis, the school follows the British curriculum on the model of Haileybury in the UK, sharing the College's core values and its focus on creating generous citizens who are able and willing to give something back to society.
On a sunny day In September 2008, after several years in the making, Haileybury Altmaty was opened in front of a large crowd by the Mayor of Almaty and Kazakhstan government education officials. It was the first British public school to open in Central Asia.
Three years later, following a request by the president,Haileybury Astana opened its doors to new pupils;the rest is history...
The outcome of conversations between Haileybury's Director of Development and Serzhan Zhumashov, whose eldest son had attended the College, Haileybury Almaty came finally to fruition with the assistance of Capital Partners who managed the development.
Haileybury Almaty teaches pupils from 5-18 years of age and follows the British National Curriculum, which is adapted for local context.
All lessons are conducted in English with the exception of language lessons. Local children study the Kazakh language throughout their time in the school.
At 16 years of age pupils take British GCSEs (General Certificate of Education) or IGCSEs (International General Certificate of Education).
In the Sixth Form pupils prepare for A-level examinations; at the beginning of the Upper Sixth, most will submit applications to British or American universities. The school assists in this process and provides appropriate, objective advice.
In line with Haileybury's central ethos, Haileybury Almaty is committed to creating fully-rounded individuals able to discover their identity and help give back to society.
Pupils are encouraged to take advantage of an extensive co-curricular programme, to respect one another - and their teachers - and to consider how they may give something back to their communities.
The school, whilst respecting all faiths, is a secular environment. Haileybury Almaty strives to be a beacon of academic excellence, but most importantly, pupils learn the lessons of greatest worth: self-discipline, integrity of character, care for others, and a true sense of values.
The current Headmaster of Haileybury Almaty is Mr Craig Halsall.
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