The English College announced tonight it will be replacing the current board and handing over school management to LVS Ascot, a British independent school owned by a Charitable Trust, from 1st March 2016.
The trust manages LVS Ascot in Berkshire, a day and boarding school established in 1803, of which the Queen is the patron. The school offers tuition for children from 4 years of age to 18, and boasts Simon Cowell, the music impresario, among its most notable past pupils.
The trust also runs two schools for children with Autism, LVS Hassocks and LVS Oxford.
In a letter to parents, the English College said, "with the charity trust behind them, they are fortunate to be extremely strong financially with assets, excluding school buildings, in excess of £55 million," the letter goes on to say.
It goes on to note, "the Charity has modernized and widened its remit since it was first established – with the addition of two types of school (Independent mainstream and Special Educational Needs) to give children the very best start in life."
EC is confident the new partnership will be beneficial to the school, saying in the recent letter, "there are numerous benefits within this partnership including providing a clear vision for the future and a strategic plan including development of our site."
"We will also have a link to expertise in the UK to support changes in the curriculum and examinations requirements. We believe they can make a significant difference to the running of English College and are able to provide a vision of the development of the whole school."