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Oxford International provides high quality secondary education, educational travel, English language tuition and university preparation courses to over 50,000 UK and international students. It operates a sixth-form college, two leading independent schools and educational tour programmes, as well as six schools and 20 centres for English language students. In addition, it manages pathway programmes in partnership with a growing number of UK universities. 

  • Investment: March 2014
  • Sector: Education
  • Business: University preparation and language schools
  • Growth Strategy: Buy-and-build

Why we invested

The UK’s pre-eminent reputation for education, coupled with increasing global student mobility, has led to growing numbers of international students travelling to the UK to study. As a successful and diversified education provider, Oxford International is uniquely positioned to capitalise on this trend, by further building its student intake and expanding its range of provision.

The story so far

Since our investment, Oxford International has acquired two independent schools, d'Overbroeck's College and Oxford International College, both based in Oxford. It has also further developed its university pathway programmes, in partnership with leading institutions such as De Montfort University, Bangor University, Dundee University and University of Greenwich. The company is continuing to expand its provision in both secondary and higher education.

Website: Read more about our Education & Training strategy

We wanted to bring on board an investor that could help us achieve our growth ambitions, and with whom we shared common goals. Bowmark had the right experience and expertise, and has supported us both financially and by helping us to fine tune our growth strategy.

David Brown, Founder
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