We enable schools worldwide to thrive by finding and developing leaders, guiding decisionmakers, making connections and shaping debate

We are known for the calibre and spirit of our people.  We exist entirely to help schools, because the world needs schools to thrive.

We support our clients in five main areas:

01.Strategy, marketing & research

  • Market studies, competitor analysis, brand positioning studies, demographic mapping
  • Perception and attitude research using various methodologies, including our “SchoolPulse” surveys
  • Advice on strategic planning and assessing specific business initiatives and opportunities, working with Boards and Senior Teams as facilitator and guide
  • To improve student recruitment and retention, we conduct transformational marketing & admissions audits and construct effective marketing plans
  • Wide-ranging reviews of a school’s operation, from finance to health and safety through to governance and leadership, almost always with a major focus on the educational provision itself

02.Equality, diversity & inclusion

  • We provide stakeholder research, while our partners at All-in Education provide the training and consultancy, helping schools to embrace and promote diversity and inclusion

03.Leadership & governance

  • The executive search and selection of Heads, CEOs, Principals and Deputies, as well as other senior hires (such as Bursars, Business & Finance Directors, Marketing, Admissions and Fundraising staff). We also help to recruit new Governors and Chairs of Governors
  • Reviews of governance as well as training for Governing Boards
  • Coaching, appraisals and professional development of Heads as well as middle and senior leaders

04.Philanthropy & fundraising

  • A full suite of services, ranging from those aimed at “start-up” Development Offices, through to more advanced and specialised support

05.Thought leadership

  • We publish influential reports, including several relating to school leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic, the ground-breaking Ten Trends series, The Art of Headship and The Art of International School Headship, and much more.Please visit Insights & Ideas for details

Our services

Appointments

Strategy, Marketing & Research

Philanthropy & Fundraising

Governance

Leadership Consultancy

Get in touch

Email us at info@rsacademics.com
Call us on +44 (0)1858 467449