From the Founding Head


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Haileybury Malta.  The school itself, opening to a limited number of pupils in September 2023, is in a glorious location with stunning views across the Maltese landscape and to the ancient walled city of Mdina. Our sister school, Haileybury UK, will support our wonderful school as we open up to different year groups in the initial phases. We will follow a wholly British Curriculum, leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for our VIth form pupils. The IB Programme will allow both our local and international students greater flexibility in their choice of university and the country in which they wish to study. English will be the main language throughout the school, and additional support will be in place for those pupils requiring it. 

As well as academic excellence, Haileybury Malta pupils will learn to manage their own wellbeing and to develop the necessary skills needed in order to lead happy and fulfilling lives. Whilst pastoral support will be an area of particular focus, pupils will also benefit from opportunities to explore their passions and talents outside of the classroom with a rich co-curricular programme on offer.

I very much look forward to welcoming you and your children to Haileybury Malta.

Louise Salmond Smith 

Founding Head, Haileybury Malta

About the Head

We are delighted to welcome Louise Salmond Smith as the Founding Head of Haileybury Malta. Mrs Salmond Smith has worked in education for almost 30 years, and as a Headteacher for the last 10. 

Mrs Salmond Smith read Music at University and is an accomplished solo performer. She began her career teaching music and has served as Director of Music in a number of schools, including five happy years at a school in Chile. As well as being a qualified teacher, she also has an MA in Educational Research and an MBA. She has been a Team Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate for nine years.

She has two daughters in their 20s. In her free time, she enjoys music, countryside walks, and photography.