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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 spend much of my time travelling to visit schools and investors globally and advising them on the international schools market as well as supporting them with new 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 can international schools prepare for a crisis?
How can international schools prepare for a crisis?

We recently hosted an online panel discussion addressing the challenge of crises management in international schools. Our panel of experts share advice on how to approach the stakeholder communication flow at a time of crisis, the importance of the whole school community’s wellbeing and much more. Read more

Recruitment challenges hit international schools
Recruitment challenges hit international schools

Many international schools are facing recruitment challenges this year as the incoming teaching pool remains low and teachers within the sector have more choices due to the expanding market. Read more

Enhancing careers of the local workforce
Enhancing careers of the local workforce

For the third year in a row, Wellington College China has received HR Asia's Best companies to work for award and is the only education company to receive this honour. It stems from a strategic priority for the group to be the employer of choice in the region – both foreign and local. Is this a duty or a choice for all of us as leaders in the international school sector? 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.