Attlee house at Haileybury Almaty has the colours of blue and yellow, which reflect the same as Thomason House at Haileybury UK. Every member of the house is proud to be seen in their house tie and this creates a strong bond between Haileybury UK and Haileybury in Almaty.
Attlee House is named after Clement Attlee, a British Prime Minister whose post-war government (1945-51) created the National Health Service, provided free secondary schooling for all children, and established the British welfare state.
Students in Attlee are a happy and supportive group of independent individuals who unite together to create a strong team. Attlee has adopted a friendly atmosphere where students can develop socially within a safe and comfortable environment. The students are proud to be a part of this house and all members are included and encouraged to get involved and represent Attlee in the various House events that take place throughout the school year.
The facilities at Haileybury in Almaty are second to none and we all feel very privileged to be able to learn and grow in such an extraordinary and well-resourced environment. With its backdrop if the Tien Shan mountains we have a spectacular setting in which to flourish.
Meet the Junior and Senior School Housemasters
Abigail Dook began teaching at Haileybury, Almaty this academic year and took on the role of Attlee House Mistress. She is excited to be leading such a prestigious House as Attlee. Giles Whittaker continues to be an excellent Housemaster for Attlee in the Senior School.
Attlee House is the yellow and blue house and we are very proud of our heritage. A long-standing House at Haileybury we continue the tradition in Almaty of never giving up. We try our best at all times just like our name sake Clement Attlee.
Abigail Dook | Junior School House Master
Mrs Abigail Dook is the Attlee Headmistress for the Lower School and is new to the role this year. She strongly believes that working together as a TEAM helps students to feel supported and part of a community. She will help raise the profile of Attlee House so that all members can achieve to the best of their effort and ability. It's the taking part that matters!
Abigail is a Lower School classroom teacher and works alongside an experienced team where their role is to support the students overall well-being and to provide a welcoming environment in which each individual can flourish and ultimately be themselves.
Abigail completed her BA(Hons) Initial Teacher Education degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has taught in the UK for 3 years and has over 10 years of International experience. Abigail enjoys developing the social and pastoral care of students and creating a sense of belonging through the House teams.
Our House Captains
To help run a successful house it is vital to have our elected house Captains. These pupils help organise events and teams to ensure we thrive. Our House Captain is Tomiris Taskaranova from 5NN and our Vice Captain is Ella Hindle from 4LC.
Attlee House is the yellow and blue house and we are very proud of our heritage. A long standing House at Haileybury we continue the tradition in Almaty of never giving up. We try our best at all times just like our name sake Clement Attlee.
Giles Whittaker | Senior School House Master
Mr Giles Whittaker joined Haileybury Almaty in 2016 coming from the United Arab Emirates with his family. He has a vast experience working International, having work in Egypt and El Salvador. Mr Whittaker has been the Housemaster for Attlee since arriving in Almaty and is keen to get the very best of his pupils. He believes that effort does lead to success and that students should always try new things at school. Attlee has adopted a friendly and supportive atmosphere where students can develop socially within a family environment. Mr Whittaker ensures that Attlee House includes all pupils and encourages every member of the House to be involved. There are many activities, including, table-tennis, swimming, chess, bake sales and photography, there is something for everyone!
House Assemblies will be held in the last week of each month. During the assemblies, details of House events will be shared; we will ensure that every member of Attlee participates as well as creating a sense of belonging.
Our House Captains
To help run a successful house it is vital to have our elected house Captains. These pupils help organise events and teams to ensure we thrive.
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