Haileybury Astana in Kazakhstan offers a quality of educational experience that reflects replicates and aims to achieve the same excellence provided at its partner school, Haileybury UK. Haileybury, one of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious independent boarding schools, is synonymous with both academic rigour and the fulfilment of the individual’s potential in the widest possible sense.
Haileybury Astana was preceded by Haileybury Almaty, the first British public school to open in Central Asia in 2008. Recognising the demand for a British-affiliated educational establishment, Capital Partners managed the development of the new private school in Almaty. Haileybury Almaty is centrally located in the city on Al Farabi Avenue, on the banks of the Esentai River. Haileybury Almaty will soon cater for pupils from 5-18 years of age. The teaching medium is English, but the school strives to be renowned as a centre of excellence for the teaching of the Kazakh language.
It is the mission of both Haileybury Astana and Almaty to match the exceptional standards of their partner school by combining the traditions and educational expertise of Haileybury UK with the dynamism that lies at the heart of the Kazakhstani vision for the future.
Haileybury UK is a co-educational boarding school located near Hertford, England, in between London and Cambridge on a beautiful 500 acre site located 27 miles (40 km) north of Central London in rural Hertfordshire. The School dates from 1806, when the Honourable East India Company opened a new training college, the East India College or 'Haileybury College’, for British civil servants for India. The college was closed in 1857, when the East India Company was abolished. In 1862, Haileybury College opened as a school. In 1874, the United Services College (USC) was founded in Devon in the West of England with a nucleus of staff and pupils from Haileybury. In 1912 the USC became the Imperial Service College (ISC), and in 1942 the ISC merged with Haileybury to form what is today officially referred to as Haileybury & Imperial Service College. Haileybury offers a well-rounded education to all of its nearly 800 pupils aged 11 to 19, of which about two thirds are boarders. There are 13 boarding houses at Haileybury, which has been fully co-educational since 1998. Haileybury UK provides the same academic structure as Haileybury Astana. There is a large international community at Haileybury with many different nationalities represented, including the greatest number of pupils from Kazakhstan in any school in the UK.