ABOUT US

Who we are

ISC Research supplies the most comprehensive, current and objective data and intelligence on the world’s international schools.

OUR MISSION

For data you can trust, trust ISC Research

For all who work at ISC Research, our mission is to maintain and supply the most accurate, comprehensive, up-to-date data, intelligence, connections and research expertise covering the world’s continually expanding international schools market.

PEOPLE

Meet the team

Henry Acheampong
Henry Acheampong

Job title - Data & Reports Executive

I joined ISC as a Data and Report Executive in July 2019. I have a background in statistics and Mathematics. I have been involved in various organisations of the years. Mathematics Teacher for one year in Ghana after which I came to the UK. Over View profile

Julia Ackroyd
Julia Ackroyd

Job title - Projects Manager

I joined ISC as a freelancer in 2012 and now manage ongoing and individual projects within the marketing team across ISC’s exciting international portfolio. I thrive on the menagerie of chaos that surrounds family life with my three children ... View profile

Chloe Bastable
Chloe Bastable

Job title - Head of Client Services

With over 20 years’ experience within Customer Service, I still very much enjoy interacting with customers, understanding their priorities & business needs as well as learning about new cultures and lifestyles. Being Head of the Client ... View profile

Emma Bell
Emma Bell

Job title - Client Services Executive

As a Client Services Executive at ISC, I work closely with our clients to make sure they are making the most of the ISC Online features and benefits that help them achieve their end goals. I love working with them, finding out what their needs ... View profile

Junevievi Binas
Junevievi Binas

Job title - Marketing Research Analyst

I started my career in 2012 and since then, I was able to build a strong foundation in the fields of research and analytics, corporate planning, strategy formulation, process improvement, among others. Before joining ISC research, I held several View profile

Linda Bonney
Linda Bonney

Job title - Head of Desk-Based Research

I have worked for ISC since 2006 as a researcher and I now head up our team of desk-based researchers. I work closely with the field researchers and data analysts, as well as our desk-based team, quality checking the data we collect. I also lead View profile

Nick Brummitt
Nick Brummitt

Job title - 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 ... View profile

Scott Cherry
Scott Cherry

Job title - Senior Report Writer

I’m an academic by trade. I’ve travelled the well-trodden path of a young intellectual: exciting doctoral research, a slightly underwhelming post-doc and, along the way (and retrieving some of that earlier excitement), collaborating with ... View profile

Tony Child
Tony Child

Job title - Non-Executive Director

I joined ISC as a Non-Executive Director in 2018. Before this I spent nearly 25 years working for WCBS, and as MD for much of this period. The company is a leading supplier of management information systems to fee-paying schools across the ... View profile

Freddie Cloke
Freddie Cloke

Job title - 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 ... View profile

Nalini Cook
Nalini Cook

Job title - Head of EMEA Research

As Head of EMEA Research, I connect with international schools, school groups, associations, investors and regulators across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. I collect quantitative and qualitative data enabling the compilation of up to ... View profile

Jim Cottrell
Jim Cottrell

Job title - Data Researcher

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Claire Davis
Claire Davis

Job title - Design and Marketing Executive

I have spent a significant number of years working in marketing, as a graphic designer and in marketing management. Prior to joining ISC Research in 2017, I worked at a leading provider of print and document management services, initially as ... View profile

Naiya Desai
Naiya Desai

Job title - Product Owner

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Liz Dixon
Liz Dixon

Job title - Marketing Executive

I joined ISC Research in 2006. As marketing executive my main responsibilities involve managing the email campaigns and supporting the conference and events we attend or host. Prior to working at ISC I was an analyst programmer working on a ... View profile

Constance Evans
Constance Evans

Job title - Head of Finance

I started working as the Head of Finance for ISC in April 2020 and have really enjoyed learning more about International Schools. Prior to working for ISC I ran an Accountancy/Bookkeeping business with my husband Neil for approximately 16 years. View profile

Sam Fraser
Sam Fraser

Job title - Director of Research

I am originally from the United Kingdom where I gained a degree in Social Sciences, as well as financial and accountancy qualifications. My career has included work in the retail industry at head office level, and in the finance sector, as well ... View profile

Diane Glass
Diane Glass

Job title - Commercial Director

I lead ISC's commercial business and higher education division and work very closely with both education suppliers, universities and colleges who wish to engage with international schools. I have presented at many leading conferences including ... View profile

Nicola Grafton
Nicola Grafton

Job title - Senior Data Researcher

My role within ISC involves collating school data and creating a comprehensive foundation of data to inform our report writers. My career has predominantly been within the airline industry and my past and current experience has focused on ... View profile

Mike Graham
Mike Graham

Job title - Data Integrity Manager

I joined ISC in 2012 to lead the Reports Team. I switched to a data analysis role in 2017, then I was appointed as ISC’s Data Integrity Manager in 2021. My main function is to ensure that the data in our reports, presentations and any other ... View profile

Penny Halsall
Penny Halsall

Job title - Senior Data Researcher

I joined the Desk Based Research team at ISC in 2018. Collecting and ensuring data is correct for the ISC database. Prior to joining the team I worked as a freelance graphic designer, working with a variety of publishing companies and design ... View profile

Georgina Jones
Georgina Jones

Job title - Operations Coordinator

I joined ISC in 2015 as part of the Reports Team and in early 2018 moved into Operations. The Operations role allows me to work closely with all other departments within the business, focussing on project management, KPIs, procedures and ... View profile

Sam Jones
Sam Jones

Job title - Report Writer

I joined ISC in 2015 as a data researcher, searching for first-hand information from schools and becoming very familiar with the information we keep and how we use it. In 2019 I moved onto the reports team, where I now analyse, validate and ... View profile

Anne Keeling
Anne Keeling

Job title - Director of Communications

I have worked in media relations and communications since 1985 and, since 2006, have specialised in the education sector. I joined ISC Research in a freelance capacity in 2008 and became a full time member of the team in 2019. I have visited and View profile

Ashley Kirk
Ashley Kirk

Job title - Sales Director

I have spent most of my career within the software sector of education following completion of my degree from the University of Lincoln, specifically working with both UK independent and International schools. Prior to joining ISC Research, I ... View profile

Paola Leyson
Paola Leyson

Job title - Data Researcher

Before joining ISC Research, I worked for international schools in Qatar, mainly in admissions and administrative support. I also had experience working for an oil & gas company and an advertising company. I lived in Qatar for 11 years and ... View profile

Rosaida Loredo
Rosaida Loredo

Job title - Data Researcher

As a new addition to the Data Research Team, my task includes collecting and checking important information for the database. And before joining ISC, I worked as a School Administrator and Head Preschool Teacher for a private preschool and ... View profile

Candy Lu
Candy Lu

Job title - China Research Coordinator

Prior to joining ISC Research, I worked for TMF group for 3 years as the office manager where I oversaw all the North China offices’ administrative requirements and led a number of integration projects for company merger and acquisition. I also ... View profile

Kim Lynch
Kim Lynch

Job title - Business Development Manager

My background is originally from Education supplier organisations where I spent time working on a global basis directly with international schools and groups in their use of SAAS products. I have been fortunate to attend several events and ... View profile

Alison Martin
Alison Martin

Job title - Data Researcher

Prior to joining ISC, my work experience was always administration based, with a significant proportion of this being in Human Resources although most recently working for Swindon Council updating data held by children’s centres. I have three View profile

Pia Maske
Pia Maske

Job title - East Asia Researcher

As part of ISC’s Field Research team, I connect with school leaders and other stakeholders and collect key data and intelligence about the international schools market in East Asia. Before joining ISC, I trained and qualified as a lawyer in ... View profile

Cliff Moon
Cliff Moon

Job title - Head of IT

I joined ISC in February 2018.  Previously I have worked in both the public and private sectors on small to large scale projects from design to implementation.  This more recently included Government, Investment Banking and Biotech industries.  ... View profile

Sarah Nand-lal
Sarah Nand-lal

Job title - Sales Support Administrator

I have worked for ISC since 2011. In my current role as Sales Support Administrator I provide admin support for the sales team. Prior to ISC I worked for a genealogy firm in London researching and tracing missing beneficiaries to unclaimed ... View profile

Audrina Oakes-Cottrell
Audrina Oakes-Cottrell

Job title - International Schools Research Assistant

I previously worked for one of our ISC Online clients Oxford Royal Academy where I used ISC Online to research international schools around the world for their student bursary scheme. I am very familiar with the world of international schools ... View profile

Rhea Marie de Pedro
Rhea Marie de Pedro

Job title - East & South East Asia Coordinator

I was living in Bangkok, Thailand, when I joined ISC Research in 2013 as part of the Schools Team and Sales & Business Development Team. As a Coordinator, I mainly do Data collection and Researching, and I work closely with other teams ... View profile

Tamas Perger
Tamas Perger

Job title - Data Analyst

I joined ISC Research in 2017. Previously I worked at Flextronics International in Hungary as Business Analyst and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) support for nine years. I was responsible for maintaining the site's ERP system and I managed ... View profile

Clive Pierrepont
Clive Pierrepont

Job title - Non-Executive Director

Before moving to the Middle East, I was a Headmaster of a UK school designated as a National Centre of Excellence, working with students who had problems in mainstream education. For the last 5 years in the UK, I chaired my local Headteacher’s ... View profile

Amira Rayner
Amira Rayner

Job title - Sales Development Representative

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Kateryna Repina
Kateryna Repina

Job title - International School Research Assistant

I joined ISC Research in 2017 as a Data Researcher. I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the company's research and intelligence work. I hold a Master’s degree in journalism and spent four exciting years working as a correspondent in a local View profile

Devon Sansom
Devon Sansom

Job title - Data Researcher

I began working for ISC Research in 2019 as a data researcher. My role involves collecting data for ISC Online and keeping the calendar of events up to date. I am currently a university student and enjoy competing in triathlons. View profile

Ghada Shaker
Ghada Shaker

Job title - Research Coordinator

My name is Ghada Shaker. I am Egyptian and married with one daughter. I graduated with a Mass Communication degree and was able to work in many places and experience several fields. I worked in the hotel management field as the Food and Beverage View profile

Zoe Shakespeare
Zoe Shakespeare

Job title - Operations Director

I have over 20 years of customer service and operational leadership, both in the UK and Europe, and always with an international context. I've worked in the ISC Research Head Office since 2014, providing training and expertise on the ISC Online ... View profile

Phoebe Shaw
Phoebe Shaw

Job title - Content Marketing Executive

As a new member of the marketing team since July 2021, my role involves running all social media channels, writing email copy, supporting marketing campaigns and all things content marketing. I have recently graduated from De Montfort ... View profile

Doris Suchet
Doris Suchet

Job title - School Development Manager

At ISC I work closely with Heads, Bursars, Governors, Development Directors and other key decision makers in schools helping them to identify commercial opportunities within the international K-12 schools market. I am based in Oxford and spend ... View profile

Emeline Tissot
Emeline Tissot

Job title - Head of Marketing

I started working in marketing in the education sector in 2006 when I joined the University of Oxford Saïd Business School’s degree programmes marketing team. I gradually learnt more about higher education and, later on, diversified into ... View profile

Janelle Torres
Janelle Torres

Job title - South East Asia Researcher

My career journey started in writing and shifted to education. Being an educator with specialization in early childhood education since 2009, my career led me to varied teaching opportunities in the Philippines and in Singapore. Prior to joining View profile

Luke Walduck
Luke Walduck

Job title - Head of Reports

I joined ISC in March 2020. As Head of Reports, I am responsible for ensuring that our reports utilise the high standard of data that we hold. My team produce a variety of reports and work closely with the Commercial and Schools teams to ensure ... View profile

Oliver Wall
Oliver Wall

Job title - Head of Data Analysis

I have more than 7 years data centric experience, providing insight and analysis for some of the largest companies in the world. I’ve joined ISC in August 2021 to ensure consistency, accuracy and intelligence is delivered throughout all the we ... View profile

Ruby Wallis
Ruby Wallis

Job title - Data Researcher

I started working for ISC Research in 2018 as part of the desk based researching team. My role consists of collecting and checking international school information for our database. Prior to joining ISC I worked for a well known international View profile

Leigh Webb
Leigh Webb

Job title - CEO

I joined ISC Research as CEO in 2016. I have a business background in finance, retail, sport and distribution, and was an Equity Analyst in the City of London for four years. I attended Charterhouse School and Durham University where I studied ... View profile

Connie Zhang
Connie Zhang

Job title - China Research Assistant

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COLLABORATION

Research collaborations

ISC Research has long-established research collaborations with most of the leading international school associations and organisations. Through our research collaborations, we share data and intelligence and are able to develop a much deeper understanding of specific sectors of the international schools market. We are very proud to have such collaborations with the following organisations and associations:

CASE STUDIES

Insights from our clients

Learn more about the work we do with schools, education suppliers, higher education institutions and educational investors involved in the international schools market. 

Moreland University

Moreland University

Moreland University is a post-baccalaureate graduate school of education that specialises in the preparation of teachers. Through our flagship TEACH-NOW Teacher Preparation Certificate Program, or through six of our Master’s in Education ... Read more

The Day

The Day

The Day is an online platform publishing daily news to help inspire pupils to become critical thinkers and better citizens by engaging their natural curiosity in real-world problems. Read more

OUR SERVICES

Services tailored to your needs

For Schools

Whether you wish to grow your community, develop your peer network, keep informed of best teaching and learning practice, or refine your development strategy, we will adapt our data subscription services and market intelligence reports to your needs.

For Education Suppliers

Develop your marketing and business development strategy with reliable and trusted market data and intelligence to inform your segmentation, lead generation, content marketing, community and relationship building. 

For Educational Investors

Overcome the challenges faced in your search for a school partner. We will support you through every step of your selection process, providing you with historic and current market data and intelligence, as well as expert advice.

For Higher Education

Enhance your market knowledge to build strong relationships with international schools. Identify influential organisations and contacts to recruit good fit international students, in terms of language and independent learning skills and mobility aspirations.

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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.