Ardingly Astana Jobs

Huge savings await at this new British International School

Ardingly Astana is the first of several planned international schools born from a partnership between Ardingly College, a high ranking, progressive British boarding andArdingly Astana Logo day school, and Primus Capital, education experts in Kazakhstan.  Ardingly College in the UK is one of only a few British independent schools to offer the International Baccalaureate diploma as well as A levels, and it embraces an international outlook for all students. Astana will become the second international school in the Ardingly group, with the first in the Guangdong province of China.

Teachers at Ardingly Astana can expect strong support from the partners in this project. Primus Capital is led by educationalists and investors with extensive experience in Kazakhstan, and Ardingly College offers a proven blueprint for well-rounded, forward thinking international education.

Ardingly Astana will start as a primary school, opening in September 2024, adding a Secondary school in 2025. 

Subjects needed

  • Primary teachers and Primary subject coordinators
  • Head of Primary

Salary and Benefits

  • Tax-free salary (appx England qualified teacher main scale but tax free)
  • Housing allowance on top of salary
  • Flights for self, spouse, and qualifying dependent children
  • Medical insurance for self, spouse and qualifying dependent children
  • Free tuition for 2 qualifying dependent children
  • £6000 gratuity after 2 years of service


  • Bachelors degree and teacher training such as a Bachelor of Education, or degree in any subject + PGCE for Primary
  • Qualified Teacher Status (UK) or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience teaching in a regular Primary classroom environment using the National Curriculum of England and Wales
  • Safer recrutiment checks including confidential reference checks and criminal record checks will be conducted as part of the screening process. 

Cost of living and savings potential

The cost of living in Astana is extremely low by western standards – 75% cheaper than London and 64% cheaper than Dubai. This means that a teacher earning £1900 per month in Astana would have the same quality of life/buying power as a teacher earning £6000 in London.

Most teachers in Astana save between 50 and 75% of their salaries due to the golden combination of very low cost of living, generous tax free salary and paid-for housing. It’s a top destination for teachers who have strong financial goals.

About Astana  

Astana, also now known as Nur-Sultan, was established as the capital city of Kazakhstan in 1997. With a population of over a million, Astana is a planned city with its master-plan designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa.  As the seat of the government of Kazakhstan, Astana is the site of the Parliament House, Supreme Court, Ak Orda Presidential Palace and numerous government departments and agencies. Other noteworthy buildings include the Baiterek Monument, a futuristic tower topped with a glass orb; the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, a monumental glass pyramid;  the pedestrianised Nurzhol Boulevard, lined with colourful flower beds; and the Khan Shatyr Shopping Mall, which is also the world's largest tent and houses an indoor beach.  

Expats living in Astana can watch sports at a huge hi-tech stadium, enjoy ice hockey and basketball games, and enjoy leisure facilities at modern complexes such as the Apriori Sport Club, which has a large swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, Russian banya and sauna. The Daulet Sports complex has indoor tennis courts and Fitnation has an indoor pool, gym, martial arts and fitness classes. For music lovers, Astana boasts the third largest opera house in the world, two ballet theatres and several other concert halls, with a multitude of bars and restaurants to enjoy before and after your evenings activities.  

Astana has a climate similar to Ottawa, Canada with a continental climate featuring cold, dry winters and warm summers.

To apply send your CV to  or contact your Edvectus consultant