The ISP group chooses Engage for its 28 schools

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Darren Mee, Group Finance Director of ISP with Barry Anns, CEO Double First Ltd


London – 20 May 2018

The International Schools Partnership (ISP) selects Engage as its preferred software for their school management software.

Darren Mee, Group Finance Director of ISP with Barry Anns, CEO Double First Ltd

Darren Mee, Group Finance Director of ISP (left)
with Barry Anns, CEO Double First Ltd

Double First Ltd, a leading schools software supplier, today announced a global deal with the International Schools Partnership, to implement the Engage school management software across all its schools worldwide.

Engage was selected due to the software’s excellent and broad functionality, for its flexibility, group reporting and the company’s highly skilled people and their ability to work in collaboration with the International Schools Partnership.

International Schools Partnership

Based in Wigmore Street, London, UK, the ambitious and growing International Schools Partnership group currently owns 28 schools located in the UK, the USA, Spain, Costa Rica, the Middle East, Malaysia and Mexico.

Since its inception in 2013, the International Schools Partnership has grown rapidly to an impressive 28 schools of varying scale with over 22,000 students and 3,000 staff located across the globe in eight countries. This is only the beginning for the group whose vision is to be an international schools group of quality and scale, recognised across local communities and the education sector for amazing learning, ambition and growth.

Darren Mee, Group Finance Director of International Schools Partnership comments:

Darren Mee, Group Finance Director, ISP

Darren Mee, Group Finance Director, ISP

“Using the right management information software for our schools with the ability to bring together data and reporting is a key part of our strategy.

“We selected Engage due to its broad functionality and capability to contribute to the running of every aspect of the schools. Not only this, but just as importantly the team at Double First has proven to us that they share our global outlook and are committed to supporting our growth internationally.

“The combination of the right product and people is unique.”

Global vision

The International Schools Partnership’s global vision to work in different countries and amongst different cultures, is a desire equally shared by Double First whose Engage management information software is already used in 44 countries, world-wide.

Double First Ltd

Engage has become the most prominent management information software for independent fee-paying schools with over 500 highly regarded educational institutions across 44 different countries trusting Engage.

Double First has set itself a mission to help independent schools worldwide succeed using information to deliver better educational outcomes.

The reputation of Double First’s innovative software was underlined when it won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016.

Barry Anns, CEO, Double First Ltd

Barry Anns, Chief Executive Officer of Engage by Double First Comments:

Barry Anns, CEO Double First Ltd

Barry Anns, CEO Double First Ltd

”We are extremely pleased to announce Engage by Double First has been chosen as the global management information software provider for the International Schools Partnership.

“Double First had already developed a good relationship with a number of the schools within the International School Partnership. We are very excited to continue this relationship, as well as developing new partnerships with the other schools in the group.

“It is a pleasure to work with the management team who clearly understand their objectives and want to put all their energy and dedication into successful implementation and rollout planning.”

Where next with ISP?

Engage is now to be implemented at the Instituto Thomas Jefferson (ITJ) schools in Mexico, a flagship group which joined the partnership in April 2015. This has created excitement, with the sales and implementation teams keen to visit this colourful nation.

“We are looking forward to working alongside Double First as we continue to grow and execute our vision,” said Darren Mee. “Ultimately, Double First made it an easy choice for us to work with them as a key partner in our future journey.”

The future

Double First develops, supplies and supports Engage worldwide. Its international teams work alongside schools, aiding staff in numerous countries, conversing in various languages, across different time zones.

With multiple cloud and hosting options, Engage’s robust solution is designed to cater for a school’s administrative, teaching and financial needs. Its database allows multi-language support, making it a global product with interfaces for teachers, staff, parents and students.

With over 30 years of working alongside schools, Double First’s teams successfully cares for schools in every possible way, ensuring a smooth transition whilst providing excellent customer support.

As staunch advocates for the provision of quality education, Double First is delighted to be able to collaborate with such a fine and prestigious group as the International Schools Partnership and looks forward to developing a strong relationship with each of its individual schools.

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