Our History from Haileybury in the UK

From its earliest days in the era of Empire, to its modern role in a fast-moving and ever-changing global economy, Haileybury and its pupils have helped shape the world we know today.


In 1855, an Act of Parliament was passed which relieved the East India Company of the obligation to maintain a College in Haileybury.

The East India College had existed here since 1806 but, under the terms of the Act, it was to close by 1858, seemingly for good.

But in 1862, a new Haileybury College emerged as an independent public school on the same site.

Shaping the world

Pupils have gone on to progress in careers not just in the UK but around the world.

Some have reached the very peaks of their chosen careers. They have excelled on the stage, in music, in film, in sport and as writers. They have broken barriers in science and medicine. They have served their country on land, at sea and in the air.

One became Britain’s most influential Prime Minister of modern times. Clement Attlee shaped the welfare state and made the country’s health system one of the envies of the world.

The importance of service

Helping others is a core part of the Haileybury ethos. Since the 1860s, Haileyburians have been typified by their moral compass and a dedication to service. While today’s world is a much-changed place, Haileyburians continue to help shape the world and to make it a better place for all.

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03.08.2020 The School is now closed for the summer holiday. 

Dear Parents, 

I have written to you on a number of occasions recently and, as promised, I am pleased to share with you the full Campus reopening roadmap for our two Haileybury schools in Almaty and Nur-Sultan. 

As you can see, we have tried to cover every aspect of a safe and secure opening for our schools and we are confident that we have adopted the best practice from around the world.

However, please understand that this is a live document and is subject to change, adaptation and addition as we gain further information from around the world and indeed our own Ministry of Health and Education. 

In terms of exactly who we can welcome back onto campus at the start of the academic year, we continue to have a dialogue with the Ministry of Education, and we will clarify that as soon as we are officially informed. 

Kind regards,

Ian Hunt, Chairman of the Board of Governors

We are currently taking applications for a very limited number of new places for August 2020. If you would like to make an enquiry about joining our School, please visit the admissions page for details or contact the Admissions Team on admissions@haileyburyalmaty.kz