International Schools Partnership (ISP), a growing 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. H.H. Sheikh Butti Maktoum Juma AlMaktoum and his family will continue to be part of the school.
Established in 1992, with over 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).
Acquisition coincides with The English College celebrating its 30th anniversary this year
Bharat Mansukhani, ISP Divisional CEO for Middle East and Europe, said: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of The English College in Dubai. Over the past 30 years, the school has established a remarkable reputation for its dedication to ongoing learning and maintaining high academic standards. The school’s enduring legacy and strong dedication to its community align seamlessly with ISP’s values, emphasising quality and excellence while placing learning at the core. We are very enthusiastic about this new partnership and look forward to the forthcoming phase of our journey together.”
Mark Ford, Principal of The English College, Dubai, said: “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 so that our students progress to levels they never thought possible. With our long and strong reputation as a leading school in the UAE, The English College, Dubai will also be able to share our best practices with the other ISP schools across the region.”
New acquisition expands ISP’s portfolio to seven schools in the UAE and nine in the Middle East
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.
ISP will support The English College Dubai’s mission to provide a nurturing environment for students to thrive academically and personally, which will result in accelerating its trajectory of growth and success, as well as positioning the school as a leading provider of academic excellence within the community.