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Freddie Cloke

School Development Manager

I work closely with investors and schools, helping them to identify commercial opportunities within the international K-12 schools sector. I am based in Shanghai, China and spend much of my time visiting schools and investors globally and advising them on the international schools market and associated opportunities for development.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from University College London, I embarked on a Master’s programme in International Relations which was taught in Mandarin at Wuhan University in China. Following that, I established an education consultancy business there to recruit Chinese students to UK independent schools and universities.

Before joining ISC Research, I co-founded the Wuhan British Business Association to connect UK and Chinese businesses within the Wuhan market, collaborating on events with the Department of International Trade and the British Consulate General, Wuhan. I also worked with universities in both the UK and Wuhan to identify commercial opportunities in the areas of research and student exchange.



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How international schools define and understand international mindedness
How international schools define and understand international mindedness

We recently hosted an online panel discussion addressing international mindedness within an international school setting. Discover what international mindedness means to our panelist and their advice on how to develop international mindedness in schools. Read more

How International Schools support community wellbeing
How International Schools support community wellbeing

It is important that schools contribute to the wellbeing of their community. The International School Awards acknowledges this with the Community Wellbeing award which provides recognition to initiatives that support school community wellbeing including the pastoral care of students. Read more

International Schools and how they build communities
International Schools and how they build communities

The value of community building cannot be overemphasised, especially when people come together to fulfil a common goal. Schools play a crucial part in developing lifelong skills for students, and it is that part that we celebrate with the International School Awards every year. Let’s take a closer look at one of these award categories; the Community Building Award. Read more


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We are dedicated and committed to supporting the broader international schools community by providing data, trends and intelligence. Since 1994, we have guided schools with their growth plans, informed investors on new school development, helped universities to engage with international schools, and advised education suppliers that are supporting the market.