Tailored support and expertise to independent schools seeking to establish a sister school or brand presence overseas. The service includes a range of market reports, expert advice on market potential, plus support to find an ideal investment partner for the new international school.

Why choose ISC Research to support your international development?

As the leading provider of independent data and intelligence on the world’s international schools market, we work with many independent schools as they take their first steps into international school development.

We also continue to work with several independent schools as they expand their international presence.

What's included in the School Establishment Service?

We will work with independent schools to advise on the range of international development opportunities appropriate to the school. Opportunities for independent schools can range from establishing a sister school overseas, to partnering with an international school to provide school and brand management.

Reports to support the journey to overseas development include:

  • Global Report: to inform you of the market opportunities and potential
  • Opportunities Report: to identify favourable locations for new school development
  • Market Intelligence Report: To support due diligence for a selected country location
  • Benchmarking Report: to identify best options for market differentiation


Independent Schools

Are you considering development of your brand overseas? This service provides the independent advice, market intelligence, and introductions you need to progress through your journey to international development.

"I have met with a myriad of investors, operators and educationalists, none have come near to the investors ISC Research introduced me to. Thank you ISC for all that you have done to enable us to meet them. The fact that you put us forwards in the first place, took the time to answer my questions, and that you were so supportive during their visit to the school is very much appreciated." Patrick Burrowes, Bursar, Bradfield College, England
"I am delighted to recommend the ISC team following several years of ongoing contact with them in my joint capacity as Director of Education, TDIC and Headmaster of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi (New British International School of the Year 2017). The information supplied to us during this time has always been first rate: highly accurate and thorough, allowing us to make detailed analysis of current and future market trends, locally, nationally and internationally, as well as providing a cross reference for internal school policy. Moreover, ISC colleagues are highly personable and efficient: it is always a pleasure to communicate with them and to spend time in their company. As both a school developer and a school leader, I recommend ISC unreservedly.” - Brendan Law, Headmaster, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi