R P MERRIMAN BRITISH & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SERVICES was established in 2018 to provide a comprehensive suite of services for Independent Schools, British and International Parents, Educationalists and Investors looking to find the right partnerships to generate and create an exemplary international school provision.
British Independent Schools are renowned as world class establishments providing an unrivalled quality of education which focuses not only on academic achievement but also the development of character, adaptability, resilience and social competency. These attributes are highly sought.
This new company sets out to provide a wealth of experience to aid interested parties achieve their aspirations and deliver their educational dreams.
Founder Richard Merriman comes from a long-line of educationalists. He was educated at Loughborough Grammar School before reading Education and Sports Science at Loughborough University.
His Masters in English Local History was achieved from the Hoskins School at Leicester University. After four years in a bi-lateral school in Canterbury, Richard transferred to the Independent Schools sector teaching within the Public Schools of Clayesmore and Kimbolton for 12 years. Richard’s first Headship in 1997 was at the proprietorial Wolborough Hill Prep School in Devon, before taking on the stand-alone Preparatory School, Birchfield in the West Midlands and finishing his career at the outstanding, Foremarke Hall, Repton’s Preparatory School.
During his time in these IAPS schools Richard served as Chairman of the Midland's Preparatory Schools, on the IAPS Council as a Director and finally as a member of their Strategy Committee. He is an ISI Inspector. Whist at Foremarke Richard became involved pivotally in the creation of Foremarke Dubai, where he remains a Governor and has played a significant role in helping to establish and create partnerships with schools and investors in the UAE, India, China, Singapore, Jordan, Bulgaria, Egypt and Russia.
Richard has also worked extensively with various International Agencies particularly in Russia, Japan and Spain both for parents but also with a pioneering and innovative project in Moscow.