One of the UK’s most prestigious private schools has been swept up in a cash-for-places scandal after its registrar was filmed saying a six-figure donation could help to secure a place for the children of wealthy overseas parents.
Guardianship companies are an interesting facet of the industry, specialising in safeguarding children studying abroad, notably those boarding or living long-term overseas. But there is little government control in this sector, and some stakeholders cite concerns around the "neutral" status of guardians working too closely with a particular school. Natalie Marsh reports.
The US has overtaken the UK as the top receiving country for ELT as global growth slows and the study travel industry enters a period of market consolidation, leading to price pressure, IALC research has distilled.