The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has announced that it will continue freezing its school fees in the next academic year, freezing them at the current rates for a second year.
In a letter to parents, the foundation's chief executive Belinda Greer said the impact of COVID
on the economy has been massive, both globally and locally, with far-reaching consequences for many families.
“Life remains, of course, far from normal. Recovery will take time and the educational and social challenges will continue for us all,” she wrote.
“The number of families applying for financial assistance has increased this year...the ESF Board has therefore taken the decision not to increase school fees for 2021-2022, in order to help all of our families.”
Greer said the foundation must take prudent measures and continue to be well prepared to face the future with confidence.
The foundation is the largest provider of English-language international education in the city, running 22 schools with more than 18,000 students.