Did you know that there are currently some 9,200 English Medium International schools teaching over 5 million students? By 2027 this number is expected to reach almost 17,000 schools and over 10 million students. 

In Asia alone, there are over 5,000 International Schools ranging from “independent schools” (e.g. JIS, ISB) to “Chains” (Nord Anglia Gems) and Franchises” (Harrow, Epsom, Sherbourne). There are now more students in UK overseas franchise schools than international students in UK boarding schools. 

These were just some of the revelations from speakers Barny Sandow and Daniel Roberts at our first Speaker Meeting of 2018. International Schools also purchase an incredibly high number of products and services, ranging from security to staff and stationery, training to travel, computers to consultancy. There’s “something for everyone”. 

Brunei itself is an attractive education destination place for parents based in the region. RBA flies direct to many major Asian cities, Brunei is a safe country with a high standard but low cost of living and one of the world’s highest Clean Air Indicators and fees represent excellent value for money. Both ISB and JIS are UK-certified and inspected, offer outstanding teachers and facilities and achieve excellent academic results. 

Our thanks to Barny and Daniel for a fascinating insight into the world of international education.