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New international school data at the TAISI conference

Feb 22, 2021

Some school campuses in India now have permission to open for selected year groups after eight months of distance learning due to COVID-19.

New international school data at the TAISI conference

Feb 22, 2021 | Data & Trends, Events

Some school campuses in India now have permission to open for selected year groups after eight months of distance learning due to COVID-19.

This week I presented with my colleague Nalini Cook at The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI) leadership conference – another online conference but nevertheless, wonderful to connect with so many school leaders in India.

It’s so good to hear that some school campuses in India now have permission to open for selected year groups after eight months of distance learning due to COVID-19.

During our presentation, Nalini and I were able to report on the latest data that ISC Research has gathered on the world’s international schools market. There have been fewer international school openings globally than were originally planned for September 2020. Some of these openings have been delayed for one year, others are more protracted. This is not only due to COVID-19; changes to country legislation and other geopolitical implications have also played a part.

COVID-19 has directly impacted student enrolment although, when we look at the global total, it continues to grow, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. The number of children aged between 3 and 18 learning in international schools increased by 1% between January 2020 and January 2021 compared to a compound annual growth rate over the last 10 years of 5%.

As for India, we were able to report that, according to ISC Research data from January 2021, India is second in the world for its number of international schools (786 schools). This year, these schools are teaching a total 314,000 students, most of whom (62%) are local Indian children.

We’re looking forward to our new India Market Intelligence Report which will be available in April and will help to guide current school development plans and inform new school investment decisions.

Thank you TAISI for the opportunity to be part of your conference. It was excellent to see and hear from some truly exceptional schools that are part of your membership.

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