London, January 11th 2024, Inspired, the leading global group of premium schools which delivers an outstanding holistic education to students around the world, has signed an agreement to acquire Colegio Ramón y Cajal (CRC), Spain. CRC, founded in 1961 is a leading K-12 local and IB school, known for its innovative academic offerings and practices, and outstanding facilities. The school also prides itself on its extensive staff development and training programmes. The school is located in Madrid and consists of two recently renovated campuses, one specialising in Early Years.
Inspired is acquiring the Colegio Ramon Y Cajal brand and schools in Arturo Soria and will develop a new IB Centre that will open in a newly acquired site in September 2024. The Ramon Y Cajal Sur site in Villaverde is not part of this agreement and will operate under a different brand name from September 2024 onwards. The acquisition supports Inspired’s strategic ambitions to continue building the world’s leading group of premium schools.
Nadim M Nsouli, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Inspired, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Colegio Ramón y Cajal to the Inspired group. CRC offers an exceptional and forward-thinking educational experience, fostering a supportive environment for students. Now part of our global community, students at CRC will benefit from the added expertise and support of renowned educational professionals around the world. Access to Inspired's global best practices in teaching and learning guarantees that students will engage in tailored opportunities aimed at transforming and broadening their horizons. These experiences, coupled with the international curriculum, will instil in them a heightened understanding and appreciation of their fellow global citizens, equipping them for success in both their academic pursuits and future careers within an ever-evolving global landscape.”
Mariano Sanz Montesa, CEO of Colegio Ramón y Cajal, said, "Our partnership with Inspired will help us reach our full potential. Colegio Ramón y Cajal and Inspired share the same values and dedication to ensuring students receive the best possible education. We pride ourselves on our academic excellence and our commitment to taking our students’ learning further; by adding versatility and projects to subjects we ensure children gain even better knowledge and skills. We look forward to CRC pupils also benefiting from the outstanding global opportunities being part of the Inspire community will open up to them. We have an exciting future ahead of us, including the opening of a new IB Centre in 2024.”
CRC’s philosophy and values are perfectly aligned with Inspired’s forward-thinking educational ethos, combining the best of traditional learning with innovative pedagogy. CRC has a strong academic focus, excellent pastoral care and outstanding facilities, which have resulted in exceptional exam results, with the majority of students receiving their first choice of higher education or career.
Inspired utilizes the best educational practices from every corner of the globe to ensure each student receives a first-class learning experience, from Kindergarten to Year 13. Students benefit from a robust, holistic, international curriculum formed around the Inspired three pillars of modern education: academic excellence, sports, and performing and creative arts, with dedicated, highly qualified specialist teachers who demonstrate Inspired's exemplary methodology.