White papers

Keep informed of important discussion topics happening within the international schools market with our range of free white papers. 


Hot topics in international education

Download a free copy of our white papers to explore topics at the heart of current conversations within the international schools market. Our white papers are based on the latest data and intelligence collected by the ISC Research team. 

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International school college counsellors share views on student pathways to higher education


This white paper complements our latest research report on the pathway from international schools to higher education by sharing the views of international school college counsellors on the research results. Link to paper

The growing demand for international schools within a mid-market fee point

TitleMAY 2021

Our team has done further research to help you better understand this growing segment of the global international schools market.  Link to paper

Why parents select an international school and the impact of COVID-19 on school choice

TitleFEBRUARY 2021

This white paper explores the common reasons why parents select an international school for their child and the impact of COVID-19 on their selection. Link to paper

Why and how independent schools open sister schools overseas and what next for this education sector?

TitleNOVEMBER 2020

Independent schools in the UK and United States are looking at diversification for alternative sources of income, one of which is foreign development. Link to paper


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