London, June 7, 2016 — Inspired, a leading operator of premium schools in Europe, Australia and Africa, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Umhlanga College in Durban, South Africa.
Umhlanga College (“UC”) is a leading school located in Durban, South Africa. UC provides an outstanding education to 775 students between the ages of three and 18 years old. Umhlanga College will be rebranded “Reddam House Umhlanga”.
Murray Donkin, Chairman of the Board, stated, “We are excited to join the Inspired community of schools that will provide multiple opportunities for growth for Umhlanga’s teachers and students and allow us to accelerate the development of our campus. We had many interested parties but decided that Inspired’s values best matched the values of our community”. Nadim M Nsouli, Founder & Chairman of Inspired, commented, “We look forward to welcoming the students, parents and staff of Umhlanga College into our family of schools. We believe this represents an exciting development for both Inspired and Umhlanga College and look forward to working with the schools’ leadership team to build upon the schools’ impressive history of providing families in Durban with a world class education.”
Inspired (www.inspirededu.co.uk) is a leading premium schools group in Europe, Australia and Africa. Inspired’s President, Graeme Crawford, is a renowned educator who has started over 14 schools in the past 20 years. Inspired’s expansion is backed by Educas (www.educasinternational.com), an education investment firm founded by Nadim M Nsouli. The addition of Umhlanga College will expand the group’s global network to a total of 16 international schools, providing an outstanding education to over 11,000 students internationally. As part of Inspired’s family of international schools, students and staff at Umhlanga College will benefit from the support of world-leading educational experts and access to state of the art learning platforms.