Find out where your school stands in relation to other schools

Our bespoke benchmarking reports are produced to order, using the very latest data collected directly from international schools. Each report contains data analysis for a clear understanding of where your school stands (or future school could stand) in relation to other international schools.

Benchmarking reports help you to know how you are positioned within the group of schools that you compete with. This benchmarking group is defined by your selection; it could be international schools within a 30 km distance of your school, schools offering a British curriculum within a specific vicinity, or the leading schools within key cities of the world.

Benchmarking reports can compare your school against others for such aspects of school life as enrolment capacity, fee ranges, teacher salaries and benefits, staff demographics, and much more.

Why choose a Benchmarking report?

To inform your strategic planning - Benchmarking reports early in the academic year will provide you with data analysis from the previous school year. Benchmarking reports mid-way through the academic year will provide you with data analysis of the current school year.

To inform your admissions and tuition fee planning - Benchmarking reports mid-way through the academic year will provide you with fee and enrolment capacity data analysis for the current academic year.

To inform your recruitment strategy - As well as salaries and benefits, a Benchmarking report can provide you with such data analysis as class sizes, and student:teacher ratios.

To inform your Board - a Benchmarking report can provide the independent data analysis that a school Board or Governing Body requires for their market understanding.

What's included in a Benchmarking Report?

A range of indicators are available to benchmark including:

  • Capacity and waiting lists
  • Staff salaries and benefits
  • Campus sizes and facilities
  • Class sizes and student:teacher ratios
  • Fee information
  • Student and staff demographics
  • Curricula, examinations and accreditation

How are the reports produced?

Key data indicators of your choice, from the international schools that you select, are compared directly so that you can see at a glance where your school stands in relation to your competitors.

Much of the data available in ISC Benchmarking Reports is collected from primary sources. This data is gathered directly by ISC's field-based researchers during school visits and meetings. Data is also collected by ISC's desk-based researchers.

ISC's field-based researchers visit over 100 premium international schools in their region each year to collect the data that matters for school development and strategic planning.

"ISC has the most comprehensive and up-to-date data on international schools, facilities, students and teachers for education groups. Benchmarking our market share, enrolments, fees and costs is made easy, while ISC’s team provides us with invaluable insights into new markets and new growth opportunities.”
Edward Slade, President, Asia-Pacific, China Maple Leaf Education

“The benchmarking reports from ISC Research are very, very clear, succinct, and the information is exactly what you want. Be very clear on what you are looking for, what the purposes are behind it are, and then ISC will help you fine-tune the framework; they're really helpful at that."

Brendan Law, former Headmaster, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi and now Senior Vice President - Education (British Cluster Lead) GEMS Education

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International Schools

These reports are ideal to find out exactly where your school stands in relation to other schools. You can pick up to ten schools to compare your school against. Each report is produced to order making it highly individual to your school.

Independent Schools

These reports are an excellent way to determine how your sister school is preforming against competitors and other similar schools. Choose ten schools and receive your highly personalised report.