Haileybury Astana provides a unique educational opportunity in the capital of Kazakhstan. The design of the School is a modernist take on Haileybury in the UK, with a large central tree-lined quad and amphitheatre, surrounded by classroom blocks, sports and cultural facilities and indoor play areas. The School follows the standards of the English Educational System and National Curriculum in Pre-Prep, Key Stage One and Two, taught by teachers from some of the best universities in the UK.
The School provides education for boys and girls, at present from the ages of two to eleven years, with an additional older year group added each year as the children grow. The school brings children together from many nations to learn and grow together. Pastoral support is provided by the whole community, but each pupil has their own class teacher, who looks after them and is the first port of call for questions and inquires. In additional, the School has four Houses to which all pupils belong, each named after famous alumni of Haileybury in the UK: Attlee, Bartle Frere, Edmonstone and Kipling. With the exception of Attlee House, each House has a counterpart in Haileybury in the UK. The School has also held a number of academic days focusing on one single subject, mixing pupils from different year groups within Houses. In addition, the School gives strong emphasis to cultural and sporting activity outside the academic curriculum. All the pupils have opportunities to play a musical instrument and join with others to play and sing together. There are drama productions, art competitions and other academic activities. Sport is also a key element of Haileybury Astana, with inter-House competitions in both running and football, and fixtures against other local and international schools in Astana. Wide ranging sporting facilities encourage pupils to find and exercise their preferences as an essential part of School life.