The number of pupils attending “satellite” campuses set up leading independent schools has for the first time outstripped the number of overseas students taught in the UK, according to the Independent Schools Council’s (ISC) annual census.
British private schools currently operate 59 campuses abroad, educating 31,773 pupils – an increase from 46 campuses last year with 27,619 pupils.
This year there were 27,281 pupils in ISC schools whose parents were from overseas. Dulwich College and Wellington College are among those to have set up overseas franchises in China. North London Collegiate School has a satellite campus in South Korea and is to open others in Dubai and Singapore.