Fareham school has joined an international group in what has been described as an exciting new chapter.

Boundary Oak School has become a member of the international education group Globeducate.

The co-educational day and boarding independent school is the third school in the UK to join the prestigious group.

James Polansky, executive head at Boundary Oak School, said: “This is an exciting new chapter in Boundary Oak’s history.

“At a time when most schools are facing financial headwinds, we continue to go from strength to strength and by becoming part of Globeducate’s family we have safeguarded the long- term vision for Boundary Oak School to become the premier destination school in Hampshire.

“In Globeducate we have found a partner with the same values and ethos as ourselves: aiming to prepare pupils for life, not just for examinations.”

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Schools working with Globeducate will allow students to connect with others from across the world, in person or online.

Sport, music, arts, academic challenges, and to work with others to help build a more equal, fair, and sustainable world, are the key focuses.

Paddy Jansen, chief operations officer of Globeducate said: “We are delighted to welcome Boundary Oak School to Globeducate.

“Having spent considerable time with the team, it quickly became clear that the school's ethos and culture echoes that of other Globeducate British International Schools in Globeducate, and our strength in programmes that build character and nurture global perspectives.

“Boundary Oak School offers pupils fantastic opportunities to complete their Duke of Edinburgh, to join residential trips and challenge expeditions, and the school has a unique outdoor learning programme that is devised to celebrate the pleasure that comes from nature, wildlife and horticulture.

“We are excited to work with our new colleagues and for them to join our global learning communities.”

Globeducate is one of the world's leading K12 education groups with more than 55 premium bilingual and international schools, and online programmes, in 10 countries educating 31,000 students.

The group's vision is to prepare each student to become a global citizen who can ‘shape the world’.

Boundary Oak School is now the group’s third school in the country alongside Stonar School near Bath and ICS London, an IB school in central London.