Head of Skolkovo Campus

Chris Starling

My career started 25 years ago in the UK and has taken me to the Rift Valley of Africa where I was Head of an International boarding school in Kenya, to most recently, as the Vice Principal of a prestigious British School in Dubai.

I believe that with dedication and commitment, all pupils can reach their full potential in and beyond the classroom. School should be an exciting place; with lessons that encourage pupils to be independent learners who challenge the norm, develop critical thinking and are unafraid to take risks.

My wife, Emma, and I are parents to two wonderful children and we firmly believe that through the support of family, education provides us all with the realisation that there are no limits to what can be achieved. Our own health and well-being is intrinsic to happiness - sport makes me very happy! Having played professional football, cricket and rugby in my former years, latterly I dive, ski and run - oh and get frustrated on the golf course!

I hope I meet many of you as I walk around school, however my door is always open and I welcome staff, pupils and parents to come and say hello.

Chris Starling
World of CIS
Moscow Campus

Moscow campus is located to the north of Moscow, amongst residential areas where a large number of visiting foreign families live, surrounded by beautiful gardens and parks. There are a large number of business centres near the campus.

Skolkovo Campus

The Skolkovo campus is located in the western part of Moscow in the vicinity of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, surrounded by a national park and numerous sports fields.