The new acquisition expands ISP’s portfolio to seven schools in the UAE and nine in the Middle East
Dubai, Aug 25, 2023: International Schools Partnership (ISP), a group of international private schools around the world, has acquired The English College, Dubai, an independent British curriculum school in Dubai. The acquisition is part of ISP’s ongoing plans to expand its footprint in the UAE and the wider region. Sheikh Butti Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum and his family will continue to be part of the school.
Established in 1992, with more than 1,190 students from FS1 to Year 13, The English College, Dubai is a British Schools Middle East (BSME) member. The school was also recently rated ‘Very Good’ by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Bharat Mansukhani, ISP Divisional CEO for Middle East and Europe says, ” The school’s enduring legacy and strong dedication to its community align seamlessly with ISP’s values, emphasizing quality and excellence while placing learning at the core.”
Mark Ford, Principal of The English College, Dubai, says, “The decision to partner with ISP will support the school in its next phase of growth. We are excited about the potential this partnership brings. ISP is committed to student learning and progress and, as such, will continue to develop the physical and operational infrastructure of the school. ”
The acquisition makes The English College, Dubai, the third UAE school to be added to the ISP network within the past twelve months. Globally, the group owns over 75 schools in 21 countries. The English College, Dubai, joins other ISP Schools in the Middle East, which include The Aquila School, Nibras International School, Star International School Al Twar, Star International School Mirdif, Aspen Heights British School, Reach British School, Hamilton International School and Park House English School.