Following the 7th annual Practical Strategies conference held at the IoD in London on 18 September, 2012, we are pleased to release the conference report which summarises the sessions.
We are already looking ahead to next year’s conference, which will be held on 17 September 2013 at the same venue. If you have not already done so, please let us have your feedback so we can make the next Practical Strategies conference even better.
Article by Dick Davison, Head of Strategic Services
The biggest survey of independent school parents yet undertaken has shown an encouraging rise in their confidence about being able to continue to afford school fees for their children’s full school careers.
The survey records responses from nearly 6,200 parents whose children were in independent schools during summer term 2012. Undertaken by mtmconsulting, using its secure online survey technology, the survey was carried out with the full support and co-operation of the Independent Schools Council (ISC).
It supplements the results of the first ever such surveys, undertaken by mtmconsulting in 2010 and, on a much smaller scale, in 2007. Read more
mtmconsulting is managing the bidding for investment in two new schools in the heart of London Docklands – the deadline for submissions has now closed, but please contact us if you are interested.
Education investors are being offered a rare opportunity to invest in two brand new schools to be built by The Ballymore Group in creatively regenerated areas of London Docklands.
In this exciting, evolving urban environment, a new nursery and preparatory school is to be constructed on a bend in the River Thames opposite the O2 Arena at The Ballymore Group’s Leamouth Peninsula development in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. In nearby Newham, a school potentially catering for pupils aged four to 18 will be built close to the heart of The Ballymore Group’s new Minoco community, whose design will be faithful to the original Royal Docks neighbourhoods with a network of streets and squares and a mixture of residential and commercial property.
The third edition of mtmconsulting’s groundbreaking Sector Report is available to order now.
mtmconsulting’s UK Education Sector; Forecasts, Challenges & Opportunities 2012 – 2020 is the authoritative independent commentary for the charitable, for profit and state-funded independent education markets.
Produced by mtmconsulting biannually, this is an objective review of these fast-changing sectors. It includes statistics, trends, forecasts and scenarios, providing a valuable information source for decision makers or those wishing to enter the sectors.
Following on from another successful conference at the IOD, we have produced a full report of the day. This year’s conference was entitled ‘Practical Strategies for a New Education Market’.
You can read a summary of Sir Ewan Harper’s remarkable account of how the United Learning Trust was transformed from a small and struggling independent school group into a thriving organisation, with more than double the pupil numbers, and went on to become the nation’s biggest sponsor of Academies.
Other topics covered include the opportunities and pitfalls of extending your school age range, a summary of the mtmconsulting UK Education Sector Report 2012 – 2020: Forecasts, Challenges and Opportunities and Tom Packer’s account of his white knuckle ride through the process of opening the West London Free School.
Slides available to download from 14th September 2010
The fifth annual conference on strategic issues for independent schools - organised by the leading business and legal advice firms in independent education, mtmconsulting and Veale Wasbrough Vizards - was well received by delegates and speakers alike.
Slides are now available here to download.
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This report presents the authoritative independent commentary on the independent education market, both charitable and for-profit. It includes statistics, trends, forecasts and scenarios, providing a valuable information source for decision makers or those wishing to enter the sector.