Positioning Report

A comprehensive analysis of your school’s competitive positioning based on the very latest data and intelligence collected by ISC Research directly from international schools.

Map your school’s competitive position

Our Positioning Report provides international schools with a comprehensive analysis of your competitive landscape and your school’s position within it. The report is designed to support you with identifying differentiating factors to adapt your development, admissions and recruitment strategy.
ISC Research produces your Positioning Report to order, using the very latest data collected directly from international schools, as well as bespoke market intelligence gathered by our Field Research team. We refer to country level data to inform your position within your competitive landscape and your market.

Whilst our Benchmarking Report presents data in at-a-glance comparison tables for a clear understanding of where your school stands in relation to other international schools, the Positioning Report provides further analysis within your competitive landscape, such as:

  • a detailed competitor analysis featuring local growth and development plans, and future trends to consider;
  • an assessment of demand, comparing relevant data points including tuition fees, curricula and examinations, enrolments, student age ranges, admissions fees, and highlighting potential barriers to entry;
  • an audit of teaching staff profiles and requirements;
  • comparative analysis of other differentiating factors, such as school facilities, SEN provision, or online reviews.

Independent schools may also use the report to determine how their sister school is performing against competitors and other similar schools.

The Positioning Report relies on a substantial amount of data and intelligence and may therefore not be available to produce for all markets. Contact us to discuss your needs.

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Essential to your strategy

Inform your strategic planning either early in the academic year with data analysis from the previous school year, or mid-way through the academic year with data analysis of the current school year.

Adjust your admissions and tuition fee planning mid-way through the academic year with fee and enrolment capacity data analysis for the current academic year.

Improve your recruitment strategy using such data analysis as class sizes, and student-teacher ratios, as well as salaries and benefits.

Enhance market understanding by sharing independent data analysis with your school Board or Governing Body.


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You can’t have intelligence without data

The comprehensive research presented in our reports relies on the international schools data continuously collected, verified and analysed by our expert team.


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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.