Leading Independent College in Oxford with Exceptional Results

South England
Education & Government
Client Code: BN000029163
Turnover (Forecast): £1,247,000
EBITDA (Forecast): £267,000

A world-renowned independent college providing courses to international students from over 75 countries annually. The company offers tailored tuition packages and a range of academic courses to suit the requirements of young adults, professionals, and juniors.

Key Aspects
  • Established international reputation supported by an exceptionally strong brand image.
  • Awarded ‘exceeds expectations’ grading – the highest accolade - at every Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection since 2012.
  • Central Oxford location, associations and industry positioning with high barriers to entry.
  • As a Tier 4 Sponsor under the government’s Student Visa scheme, the company can sponsor students for long-term study, providing a gateway to further UK study, making it a preferred choice for clients.
  • Has taught c35,000 students from all over the world, typically from over 75 countries each year. 
  • The company’s exam results are consistently among the best in the world, with 6-year average results in its two most popular examinations above 95%.
  •  Long-established second tier management team manage day-to-day operations autonomously from shareholder, supported by highly experienced teaching staff. 
Opportunities
  • Opportunity to secure a successful college with an impenetrable geographical position, due to City Council planning restrictions limiting the number of new schools that can be established, and an impenetrable market position due to its unrivaled inspection ratings and exam results.
  • Opportunity for an acquirer to secure an extensive and robust network of international partner agencies, through which to promote further educational offerings.
  • Opportunity for an acquirer to ultilise the company’s position as a Tier 4 Sponsor, to expand into offering other subject areas, including post-16 education, leveraging relationships with partner colleges, and identifying new educational streams.
  • Potential to further capitalise on the company’s strong relationships with local educational partners, including some universities to develop further summer courses.
  • Opportunity for an international acquirer to secure an independent school with a highly lucrative brand image and locale.