Care for the individual

At Haileybury Astana, every single child is important to us. We provide additional support where children need it, and carefully analyse their academic and social needs to give them the help they need. We use International testing systems so we are aware of every child’s potential and carefully track them against this to ensure they are performing at the right level.

Our class teachers in the Junior School and Housemasters in the Senior School are responsible for pastoral oversight and will help and guide pupils during their time with us alongside their academic staff.

Haileybury is known worldwide not only for it’s academic excellence but also for the care and Support we give each individual pupil to help them do their best in a supportive and happy environment’

Kim Holmes, Deputy Headmaster and Head of Pastoral care

Kim Holmes

Deputy Headmaster and Head of Pastoral care
Kim Holmes is from Oxford, UK and has studied at 3 Universities. Kim’s first degree is Bachelor of Science in Management and Sports Science from Loughborough, the top sports University in England. Kim has a PGCE from Exeter University plus a Masters degree from Birmingham UK in Educational Management. Kim has completed courses at the Principal Training College.
Her working career has taken her to Africa, Mexico and Kazakhstan. She has held senior management positions in top international schools for almost two decades and is proud to be our Deputy Head of School.

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House System

House System

Every pupil at Haileybury Astana is assigned to one of four Houses within the school. In the Senior School, Housemasters are in charge of the pastoral care of pupils in these Houses supported by a team of House Staff who meet with their pupils every day in small groups. These Houses, each with an equal number of pupils, provide smaller communities within the school and facilitate pupils’ identification with staff and other pupils outside their own year group.


Jason Hung, Head of EAL Faculty

Jason Hung

Head of EAL Faculty
Attlee Housemaster
Anuar Sharipov, Russian Teacher

Anuar Sharipov

Russian Teacher
Bartle Frere Housemaster
Gulshat Jumagaliyeva, Head of Junior Kazakh

Gulshat Jumagaliyeva

Head of Junior Kazakh
Edmonstone Housemistress
Shelly Williams, English Teacher, International Awards Coordinator

Shelly Williams

English Teacher, International Awards Coordinator
Kipling Housemistress

Heads of House

British independent school in Haileybury Astana

There are full House meetings once a week where members of each House come together with their teachers and their Housemaster. Healthy competition is established between Houses through school sports, arts, and academic competitions. Housemasters and Housemistresses monitor all aspects of a pupil’s career at Haileybury Astana from academic progress to personal development and leadership profiling.

Staff are always ready to give praise where it is due, both in academic and extra-curricular situations. Staff will take care to inform Tutors of the successes and achievements of individual pupils. There are two formal systems to recognise and reward achievement and encourage pupils on the pathway to success:

Yellow Tickets, Each card awarded is counted towards the ‘House Points’.

Yellow Tickets

Each card awarded is counted towards the ‘House Points’.
Awarded to recognise improvement as well as outstanding achievement in academic work.
Blue Tickets, Each card awarded is counted towards the ‘House Points’.

Blue Tickets

Each card awarded is counted towards the ‘House Points’.
Awarded to recognise and promote service to others and our Haileybury Habits.
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Haileybury Astana and Haileybury Almaty are committed to the welfare and Safeguarding of young people. As part of our recruitment processes we require all applicants to undergo police checks and U.K. DBS checks and we operate clear safeguarding protocols.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
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