ISP acquires Star International Schools

Mick Gernon, Regional Managing Director, ISP Middle East
The group has acquired a majority stake in  Star International School, Al-Twar and Star International School, Mirdif while Bright Capital Investment continues to hold a minority stake

Dubai, August 26, 2022: The International Schools Partnership (ISP), a group of international private schools around the world, has acquired a majority stake in the Star International Schools located in Dubai. 

ISP will provide the necessary support and infrastructure to enable Star International Schools to accelerate its growth. 

The two schools, Star International School, Al-Twar and Star International School, Mirdif, are spread across three campuses and collectively have more than 1,400 students. 

“We will support the vision of the schools to nurture their students to achieve their full potential and positively impact the world around them through the entire range of ISP opportunities,” says Mick Gernon, Regional Managing Director, ISP Middle East.   

Esref Temel, Managing Director, Bright Capital Investment added, “By joining this global company, our community will now be able to benefit from the international learning opportunities for students and the worldwide connections across ISP, CPD opportunities and professional networks for staff.”

Offering the National Curriculum of England, both schools have been rated ‘Good’ by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Opened by ETA Star Group in 2005, 

Star International School, Al-Twar is divided between two campuses, with the primary school located in Al-Twar and the newly opened secondary School in Al Ghusais. The school caters to students from FS1 to Year 12, with annual tuition fee ranging from Dhs20,000 to Dhs59,000. Star International School, Mirdif opened in 2009 and caters to students from FS1 to Year 11, with tuition fee ranging from Dhs27,000 to Dhs48,000. 

ISP, which has more than 60 schools in 18 countries, has acquired a majority stake in the two schools, while Bright Capital Investment retains a small minority. The Star International Schools join the other schools in the ISP Middle East portfolio, including The Aquila School and Nibras International School in Dubai; Aspen Heights British School and Reach British School in Abu Dhabi; and Park House English School and The Hamilton International School in Qatar.

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