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Nick Brummitt

Founder/Non-Executive Chairman

In the course of building exhibition and bookfair businesses focusing mainly on English-medium schools abroad, I had a unique opportunity to research the sector. Visiting schools and interviewing heads in many countries over several years produced a unique data set. The research showed that the children of wealthy local parents were starting to dominate enrolment and I was convinced that there would be enormous market growth.

Accurate information is always key to good decisions. I founded ISC Research in 1994 to provide research, data and market intelligence services to all stakeholders, from the schools themselves, to investors, universities, consultancies and suppliers. The company has tracked the market ever since.

I attended grammar school, Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth and York University. My flying career ended abruptly after getting lost over Scotland at 10,000 feet.

Although I’m no longer involved in the day-to-day running of the business, I chair the board and continue to take an active interest in the market.


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Insights into international curricula trends and growth
Insights into international curricula trends and growth

International schools offer a range of curricula and are a key consideration for parents when selecting the right school for their children. Choosing a curriculum that best fits a student's learning style and provides them with a foundation for their future are both part of this decision-making process. Read more

Empowered leaders empowering learners
Empowered leaders empowering learners

UNIS Hanoi believe strongly that great leaders are made, and not born. Megan Brazil and Jenny-Lee Moore from UNIS Hanoi share some advice to help empower international school leaders. Read more

Action research as an improvement driver in international schools
Action research as an improvement driver in international schools

By engaging in action research projects, a team of advanced skills teachers have successfully improved the quality of teaching and learning against the school improvement plan. By supporting practice with educational research and emphasising the ‘why’ behind improvement efforts, staff members have bought into the process and are achieving more meaningful progress. 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.