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Freddie Cloke

Head of School Development

Freddie is the Head of School Development at ISC Research, who is responsible for originating new international school development and acquisition opportunities. He advises Education Investors, Real Estate Developers, School Operators, School Groups, Foreign Governments, and Independent Schools on their K-12 market strategies. He spends much of his time travelling globally to visit schools and investors to advise on new development pathways.

Before joining ISC Research, Freddie co-founded the Wuhan British Business Association to connect UK and Chinese businesses, collaborating on events with the UK Department for International Trade and the British Consulate General, Wuhan. Whilst leading the Association, Freddie advised universities in both the UK and Wuhan on how to identify commercial partnership opportunities in the areas of research and student exchange. He also established an education consultancy business in China to recruit Chinese students to UK independent schools and universities.



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Celebrating excellence: the 2024 International School Awards
Celebrating excellence: the 2024 International School Awards

Join us in counting down to our exciting announcement, where we will unveil the 2024 International School Award winners on Wednesday 24th January 2024. With this date rapidly approaching, we extend a warm invitation for you to join us in the lively discussions surrounding the remarkable school initiatives submitted for consideration. Read more

Integrating maths and design through robotics
Integrating maths and design through robotics

Irina Mach discusses how, for the second year in a row, grade 8 students at Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) have engaged in an interdisciplinary unit (IDU) that integrates maths and design through robotics. Read more

Building bridges through intergenerational learning
Building bridges through intergenerational learning

Jade Amalou outlines the intergenerational initiative implemented at Ma Kindy International School that emphasises community partnership. 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.