Oxford International College has been acquired by Oxford International Education Group for an undisclosed sum, under their independent school acquisition programme. Oxford International College that was previously an independent sixth form college, is now the third college acquired by OIEG in Oxford. According to Oxford International Chairman Chris Spanoudakis, the addition of OIC will allow OIEG to offer students and parents, both domestically and internationally– a wider range of prospects as per their individual needs or requirements.
He said, “We aim to export the excellence of our established UK brands to deliver in-country education. Our key mission over the past few years has been to acquire schools and colleges that sponsor and promote educational excellence whilst matching our cultural ethos of always putting the student first.”
Spanoudakis said OIC was known worldwide for its academic approach that enabled the delivery of a wider range of prospects and would act as a value-added addition to their chain of schools in the UK and North America.
Oxford International Group CEO Lil Bremermann-Richard said acquiring schools and colleges was the primary plan of the organisation to make progressions in the independent sector in the UK. “At the same time, we are looking at expansion overseas. We aim to export the excellence of our established UK brands to deliver in-country education. OIC, with its superb track record and global reputation, is ideally suited to help us realise that goal,” he added.
This acquisition will enable OIC to have better access and support from OIEG’s international marketing, recruitment initiatives and their planned investments, pertaining to the provision of better facilities and services by the organisation.