We are a unique accredited education provider. Our extensive portfolio covers education for schools, colleges and universities, English language schools for adult and junior students in the UK, Canada and USA, sixth form colleges, university pathway programmes and TESOL teacher training courses.
We are quality focused, with a strong desire to lead in our market sectors. We are dedicated, enthusiastic and like-minded, with a genuine interest in what we do.
Oxford International Education Group was founded in 1991 as ISIS Education and Travel by David Brown and Robert Darell. The company started operating outbound tours for UK University students through the academic year from September to June. During the summer, we established summer English languages courses for foreign students.
Unable to source any financial support from the banks, the founders turned to the Prince’s Trust. The Trust offered a £5,000 loan, as well as two mentors to help see the business through the first 18 months. Oxford International has grown to be one of the top 10 businesses sponsored by the Trust, and still remains closely associated with it today.
In 1993 the business relocated from Worthing to London when it bought the Greenwich School of English, an adult English language training centre. In 1997 moved to its current, larger, premises in central Greenwich.
In 2009, we took over the well-established and highly respected Key Stage Travel that specialises in history and battlefield tours. This has become part of the Studytrips programme as we seek to establish a collection of niche educational tour programmes. In February 2010, we were delighted to acquire the Oxford Tutorial College, based in the centre of Oxford next to Oriel College. Over the past 20 years, the college has built up a reputation for being the best tutorial college in Oxford and further developed its portfolio of pre-university courses with the launch of the Oxford Pathway Foundation Programme in September 2010.
Another key development in 2010 was the complete refurbishment of the Greenwich premises which involved a new Head Office on the Ground floor and a modern refit of our school in Greenwich. 18 months and £2m later, we are able to boast one of the best teaching facilities in London.
In 2011, we boosted our educational tour operator by acquiring Hellene Travel, who specialise in ancient history tours and we are really pleased that the expert founders, John and Sarah Thomason agreed to stay on and expand their portfolio from Greece to Rome and Turkey.
In April 2014, we acquired Homelingua Ltd which offers top quality English courses in the homes of qualified and experienced teachers. Homelingua runs as part of our Bucksmore programme who specialise in bespoke English language programmes.
In May 2014, the founders David Brown and Robert Darell were honoured to be invited to a reception at Kensington Palace to meet HRH Prince of Wales who was delighted to hear of the progress that Oxford International had made since his charity first helped them launch the company back in 1991.
OIEG is partnered with the following UK universities:
University of Bedfordshire.
De Montfort University.
University of Dundee.