Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education, commonly referred to as Nord Anglia, is a provider of international schools.[1] The head office is in Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, London.[2]

Nord Anglia Education
Private company
FounderKevin McNeany
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Andrew Fitzmaurice (CEO)
ProductsEducation Services


Nord Anglia Education was founded in 1972 by Kevin McNeany[3] to teach English as a foreign language. The company grew in the 1970s to the 1980s before moving into the UK education market. Soon after, it entered the Eastern and Central Europe market. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the group also built up a substantial day care and nursery business in addition to its Learning Services arm.[4]

In 2003, Andrew Fitzmaurice became CEO. By 2008, the company had sold its nursery business and was mainly focused on international schools.[5]

In 2012, the group relocated to Hong Kong to complement growth plans in China and Southeast Asia. In 2013, it bought World Class Learning Group,[6] with schools in the US, Qatar and Spain.[7]

The company's initial public offering took place on March 26, 2014 on the NYSE.

In 2015, the company bought six schools from Meritas:[8] the Collège du Léman, Léman International School - Chengdu, San Roberto International School, The Village School, North Broward Preparatory School in Florida, and Windermere Preparatory School in Florida.[9]

In April 2017, the company announced it would be taken back into private ownership after the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Baring Private Equity Asia agreed to buy it. [10][11]

In December 2017, the company bought seven schools from the British Schools Foundation: The British College of Brazil, The British International School of Kuala Lumpur, The British School of Nanjing, The British School of Tashkent, The British School of Yangon, The International School of Moscow, and The King's School Manila.

In February 2019, the company acquired five schools under the Oakridge International brand in India. The five schools are located in Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Bengaluru and Mohali. The price was estimated at about 16 billion.[12]

Global Campus

Nord Anglia students are connected through the Global Campus, a program which offers a wide range of activities undertaken in school, online or at destinations around the world.[13]


In 2015, Nord Anglia partnered with King's College London to offer an Executive Master's in International Education. Courses are designed specifically to address challenges specific to international schools. The program is fully funded by the company and available only to its teachers. Nord Anglia and King's College London states that the program will open up to teachers outside Nord Anglia schools in 2020.[14] Fifty teachers will start the program in 2016.[15] The aim of the program is to recruit, develop and retain high quality teachers.[16] The program is a two-year, part-time masters program which is designed to teach effective leadership skills and feature online face-to-face modules.[17] The effects of this program are still unclear as the number of teachers is simply too small to make a difference in the grand scheme of things




All Nord Anglia Education schools in China use English as the primary language of instruction. Each student receives four lessons in Mandarin Chinese a week, except in Hong Kong where this is optional.[18] Students reach a proficient level in Mandarin Chinese by the time they leave.[19]

Nord Anglia Education schools in China are among the first to receive the new Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts program in their schools thanks to the growing demand in the region for the institute.[20]

Hong Kong SAR

Southeast Asia

  • NIS Jakarta
  • The British School Yangon
  • Nord Anglia International School Manila
  • Oakridge International School,Gachibolwi
  • Oakridge International School Hyderabad,Bachupally
  • Oakridge International School Bangalore
  • Oakridge International School Visakhapatnam
  • Oakridge International School Mohali

Southwest Asia

Nord Anglia Education operates six schools in Qatar and the UAE. The majority of students are from expat families working in the region's oil industry.[21]

United Arab Emirates


Czech Republic
  • British International School Budapest

North, South and Central America

  • British College of Brazil
Panama * Metropolitan School of Panama
Costa Rica
  • Country day School (Alajuela)
United States


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  2. "Home". Nord Anglia Education. Retrieved 11 July 2019. Nord Anglia Education Nova South, 160 Victoria Street
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  4. "Kevin Mcneany And Andrew Fitzmaurice – Nord Anglia Education Plc (nae.l)". The Wall Street Transcript. 1 September 2003. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  5. Harrington, Ben (10 June 2008). "Nord Anglia rejects £180m Barings bid". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  6. Baker, Amy (11 June 2013). "WCL Group sold to Nord Anglia Education". The Pie News. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  7. Quinn, James (27 April 2013). "Nord Anglia in talks to buy schools rival". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
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  9. Keeling, Anne (10 June 2015). "More international schools for Nord Anglia". Relocate Magazine. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  10. Badkar, Mamta (25 April 2017). "Canadian-led consortium to buy Nord Anglia for $4.3bn". Financial Times. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  11. Ruckin, Claire. "LPC-Nord Anglia sounds out investors on LBO financing". U.S. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  12. Sengupta, Sudipta (22 February 2019). "Oakridge's international deal: Hong Kong firm buys it for nearly Rs 1,600 crore". Times of India.
  13. Eaton, Tim (6 November 2015). "Pattaya becomes home to the world's biggest school campus". Pattaya Mail. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  14. "EducationInvestor - Please log in or subscribe". Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  15. "Nord Anglia to launch degree for international school teachers". Education Investor. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  16. "EducationInvestor - Please log in or subscribe". Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  17. "EducationInvestor - Article: Nord Anglia to launch degree for international school teachers". Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  18. "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). p. 29.
  19. Turner, David (20 May 2009). "Third Culture Kids". Financial Times. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  20. Singh, Rani (13 November 2015). "China Buying In More Arts In Education -- Because It Can". Forbes. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  21. "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). 31 December 2015. p. 33. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
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