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Haileybury school in Malta given go ahead

A Haileybury school in Mtarfa, Malta, has moved closer to fruition after plans to convert a former British military hospital into an international school were given unanimous backing by the Parliament of Malta.

Haileybury’s highly-successful parallel education model, outstanding academic results, strong international focus and more than 150 years of history, will be a perfect fit to the Maltese landscape and its current aspirations and ideals.

“It’s a very impressive site and it will be a wonderful school,” said Mark Smith, Haileybury’s Director of International Partnerships. “We’re excited to be a part of this initiative bringing an outstanding British school to the island. We’re looking forward to working with our Maltese partners building a world-class school which blends the best of the Maltese and British educational traditions for the benefit of our pupils.”

Malta will be the fourth member of the Haileybury family of schools providing a full spectrum of formative tools, preparing pupils for a fast and everchanging world. When the School opens in September 2023, the Maltese campus shall be home to a pre-school, primary and secondary school.


Haileybury is delighted to announce that Louise Salmond-Smith will be the founding head of Haileybury Malta. Louise is currently head of The Prebendal School in Chichester and was previously head of Tormead Prep School in Guildford. She holds a Masters degree in Music, an MBA and a MA in Education. Louise was the outstanding candidate in a very strong field and will move to Malta in September 2022 to prepare for the opening of the school in September 2023.

“I am delighted to be taking on the privileged position of Founding Head of Haileybury Malta,” expressed Louise. “To be overseeing the launch of a school in such a marvellous location is going to be very exciting indeed. Working alongside Haileybury UK, whose established overseas schools are thriving, will ensure a world-class education for pupils in Malta,” she added.