Supporting the international schools market in 2017-2018

ISC’s Commercial Director, Diane Glass summarises the year from the point of view of education suppliers.

Many education suppliers already well established within the sector say the international schools market is healthier than ever. Reputable brands are in demand and international schools are investing significantly in many areas of teaching, learning, assessment, information management and university pathways. 

Suppliers relatively new to the sector that are committing resources into the international schools market are equally positive.  Companies just breaking into the market tend to be responding to specific needs and niche areas such as self-study, mental health, special needs, safeguarding, bilingual support, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and professional development.

The pace of change, particularly within education technology and student wellbeing, means that companies new to the sector that bring quality products, rigorous provision and expertise, can develop very successfully within the international schools market.  ISC’s widening range of State of the Market reports are helping suppliers to identify these gaps and respond to sector needs in an informed and targeted way. 

For more data, intelligence or advice about supporting and supplying to the international schools market contact Diane at or visit the education suppliers section of