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As we return to the new academic year for 2020/21 we will be working strongly with all pupils to further improve their academic understanding and progress and strengthen their valuable digital skills. These are essential for all areas of adult life and are vital as we seek to underpin strong teaching and learning both in and outside school. There are considerable benefits with both online and offline education as a mechanism to help develop better independent learning skills. This is a valued approach in any environment both now, and later at university and in working lives too. We hope that all families will find that digital learning provides the opportunity for new ways of learning and consolidating understanding. I commend this Guide to you and wish you a very strong start to the new school year.

Mr Ian Hunt Chair of Governors

The document compliments the "Online Education for the Junior School: A Guide for Pupils and Parents" which outlines the application and expectations for online learning. Its goal is to address the potential safeguarding concerns that online learning may raise and to ensure these have been adequately considered and addressed. Note that pupils, parents and staff will have all signed the relevant policies for safeguarding and acceptable use of ICT, data and video conferencing.

In these unprecedented times, the continued education of our pupils is paramount to the aims of the school. At the time of writing these words, current Government regulations require that our older pupils must undertake distance online learning. Whilst we acknowledge the success of our online provision last term, we have been reviewing this over the summer and have identified areas for improvement. We will continue to deliver an academic programme which is enriching and engaged,  designed to stretch and challenge our learners in all subjects and support them on their journey for academic success. Our provision will also aim to extend their digital skills, as well as promote greater self-independence which is essential in the modern world which we live in today.

Mr Simon Mills
Headmaster Haileybury Almaty

The document compliments the "Online  Education for the Senior School: Term 1 2020: A Guide for Pupils and Parents" which outlines the application and expectations for online learning. Its goal is to address the potential safeguarding concerns that online learning may raise and to ensure these have been adequately considered and addressed. Note that pupils, parents and staff will have all signed the relevant policies for safeguarding and acceptable use of ICT, data, and video conferencing.

We are sure you share our excitement at the prospect of your son or daughter joining us at Haileybury. At the heart of our School lies a value system that emphasises respect for others, a sense of service and a spirit of inquiry. Our aim is to help all pupils achieve and grow within this framework. We want them to be given a very wide range of opportunities so they can discover and develop their talents. We want them to be busy, to get used to meeting their academic and personal commitments, to be knowledgeable, skilled and self-confident. I invite you to be full partners in the educational journey your child will undertake at Haileybury Almaty and to work with us in ensuring it is happy, safe, enriching, challenging and fulfilling.

Mr Simon Mills
Headmaster Haileybury Almaty

Deciding what to do after Fifth Form (Year 11), where you should go and what you should study is a complex and important task. In the Sixth Form (Year 12-13) at Haileybury Almaty, we offer a range of courses, excellent teaching and a team of highly skilled House Tutors. We are very proud of the personalised service we are able to offer all our pupils. At Haileybury Almaty, our Sixth Form have a leadership role within the school. This helps extend their skills, that will be useful throughout life and means that our expectations for our pupils are both academically and socially high. Pupils are given more independence and freedom to organise their work, but also more responsibility, helping them in the important transition period towards university life.

Michael Jacoby
Deputy Head Academic

At Haileybury Almaty we follow the British Education Model, ensuring that all our pupils undertake a wide range of subjects including Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities with other subject options which are popular with our pupils. The IGCSE, on its own, is not a qualification to gain university entry; however, instead it prepares our pupils for the academic learning required for the study of A Levels in our Sixth Form (Year 12-13). Internationally recognised for their academic rigour, both IGCSE and A Level qualifications provide an excellent academic underpinning for university life.

Simon Mills
Headmaster

This booklet provides a wide range of essential information about admission to Haileybury Almaty. We hope you find this helpful and informative. If you have not visited Haileybury Almaty already, we warmly invite you to come and see what makes our school such a special place, and to be impressed by the vast array of activities and opportunities which await your child. Open Morning Events are an ideal opportunity to explore all that we have to offer as well as meet the individuals who make Haileybury such a wonderful place to be – our pupils. They will give you a true insight into life here as they take you on a guided tour of our excellent school. Our Heads of Faculty and Senior Staff will also be present to answer any specific questions you may have during our Open Morning Sessions.

Mr Simon Mills
Headmaster Haileybury Almaty

A Haileybury Almaty education offers a world of opportunity for talented girls and boys who wish to embrace the challenge of pursuing academic excellence, gain fulfilment through participation in our broad range of co-curricular activities and make a valuable contribution to our happy and purposeful community. We are academically selective and we expect our pupils to achieve excellent examination results at IGCSE and A-Level; our pupils take up places at elite universities in the US, the UK, Europe, Asia and around the world. In addition to providing intellectual rigour, challenge, and encouraging academic curiosity, we provide a holistic education that balances academic achievement with the development of character, resilience, and leadership. 

Mr Simon Mills
Headmaster Haileybury Almaty

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