Bayswater Education announces the acquisition of LSC Stanton, a large English language school in central London.
Bayswater was founded by Stephan Roussounis and James Herbertson, who both have extensive experience in the international education sector. The business launches as the first Social Enterprise in International Education. For every student Bayswater teaches, they will teach another from a disadvantaged background.
Stephan, who will head up the operation as Managing Director, said:
LSC Stanton, based in Bayswater, central London, was formed in 2016 through the merger of two long standing institutions of English Language, LSC and Stanton School of English.
Bayswater will establish a separate charity and dedicate revenue to supporting education projects overseas. James, who will lead the charity, added, “for example when Renata comes from Rio to study in our school for 10 weeks, we will fund Fabrizio from the favela to have 10 weeks of English classes. English is the great enabler. Being able to speak English opens doors and gives students a leg up in life to get a better job and provide for their families.”
Nick Bray will step down as MD of LSC Stanton and will acquire a stake in Bayswater and sit on its board as a non-executive director, where his corporate finance experience will be welcome as Bayswater looks to grow rapidly.
Bayswater Education plans to invest in renovating the facilities and modernise the business model, launching a new brand for the school later this year. It is looking to acquire other schools in the UK in 2019 and roll out internationally in 2020.