Today, Bayswater Education announces the acquisition of three Stafford House centres from CATS Global Schools. Bayswater will take full control of Stafford House Toronto and Calgary in Canada and Stafford House Brighton in the UK.
CATS Global Schools will continue to operate a global network of schools in the UK, US and China, with its English language provision focused on the three Stafford House English language centres in the UK - Cambridge, Canterbury and London - and its junior summer programmes operation, Stafford House Study Holidays.
Chris Stacey, CEO, CATS Global Schools, comments:
“We have made the strategic decision to concentrate our English language offering, provided by Stafford House, on the centres which are co-located with schools in our international high school division and Stafford House Study Holidays.
“I’m excited about this new chapter for Stafford House and the direction we are taking the division with a renewed focus on our UK centres. This decision allows us to provide a greater variety of programmes to prepare our English language learners for success and consolidate investment for the long term.
“CATS Global Schools remains committed to educational excellence, preparing students for their futures through our unique portfolio of 13 institutions including independent boarding schools, international high schools, an arts school, and year-round/summer English language schools.”
Stephan Roussounis, a former Managing Director of Stafford House and co-founder/MD of Bayswater Education (owners of Eurocentres), explained:
“I established these three schools for Stafford House when I worked there, and know the teams and facilities are excellent. We are delighted to welcome them to the Bayswater - Eurocentres family. A return to Canada for Eurocentres was a logical choice, being one of the most attractive destinations for international students. In Brighton, we have been partnering with Stafford House for a number of months. Combining Stafford House with Eurocentres in Brighton brings only positive benefits.”
The acquisition of these centres accelerates the growth of Bayswater Education’s provision globally, which sees the group expand to 10 centres across the UK, Canada, France, South Africa and Cyprus.
The acquisition completes an active 24 months for Bayswater, having bought Language Study Centres (a large summer school provider) and the leading language school brand, Eurocentres, in 2020.