Academic

The Haileybury Heritage 

At Haileybury Malta, we believe that every child is unique. The importance of building self-esteem, creativity and decision-making skills in those formative years cannot be underestimated. As a student progresses through the school, academic rigour will be important but, equally, so will wellbeing and building resilience. As the opening draws nearer, Haileybury Malta receives strong support, both in terms of academic provision and pastoral care, from Haileybury UK with guidance for syllabus development and introducing traditions and high standards from the very beginning. The school shall also receive support from an experienced board of Governors from the UK and benefit from the experience which is normally only accrued after being established for many years. Therefore, our school in Malta would have international credibility and an excellent reputation as from its initial launch. The effects of this should not be underestimated in that students applying to UK and other European and American Universities will do so in the knowledge that a well-recognized academic institution is supporting them. Thus, this link to a prestigious British school would be advantageous to International as well as Maltese students and their families in seeking the very best university places abroad.

International Baccalaureate

The Educational structure of the school will be based on an application to the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to become an IBO school. The IBO is committed to providing an all-round education that provides students with the skills and experience to thrive in the modern world. The prestigious qualification itself is highly popular with top-ranking universities looking to offer places to the most well-rounded and brightest candidates.

Pupils in class

Curriculum

In its first year of operation, the school will initially cater for prep school age (up to and including UK Year 8). We will follow the English National Curriculum to begin with starting with the Early Years Foundation Stage programme in the Kindergarten and then Key Stage 1 in the pre-prep (Years 1 and 2). In the prep school, we will follow Key Stage 2 in Years 3-6, and the first two years of Key Stage 3 in Years 7 & 8. Additional challenging enrichment will be woven into the curriculum in order to extend and enhance students’ academic progress.

When the senior school opens the following year, pupils will study towards the IGCSE qualifications, leading to the International Baccalaureate when they reach VIth form, ensuring our students are prepared for life at the best universities across the world.

Academic Support

The school will receive strong academic support from the UK in the form of attracting the very best teachers, with guidance for syllabus development and introducing traditions and high standards from the very beginning. The school would also receive support from an experienced board of Governors from the UK and benefit from the experience which is normally only accrued after being established for many years. Therefore, our school in Malta would have international credibility and an excellent reputation as from its initial launch. The effects of this should not be underestimated in that students applying to UK and other European and American Universities will do so in the knowledge that a well-recognized academic institution is supporting them. Thus, this link to a prestigious British school would be advantageous to International as well as Maltese students and their families in seeking the very best university places abroad. 

Educational structure

The Educational structure of the school will be based on an application to the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to become an IBO school. This Accreditation can take up to 3 years from the time of application and will be dependent upon the facilities available in the school building, the quality of fit out, equipment, resources, planning, training and staffing.

Depending on the oldest age group, the school intends to cater for the first year (up to and including UK Year 8) we will follow the English National Curriculum to begin with (whilst waiting for IB Accreditation) …. starting with the Early Years Foundation Stage programme in the Kindergarten, Key Stage 1 through to 6 in the Primary School and the first two years of Key Stage 3 in Years 7 & 8.