Cheltenham College International and Edumaax to open new school in Malaysia

Cheltenham College International is delighted to announce, in partnership with the Malaysian company Edumaax Sdn Bhd, that it will be opening its third partner International School, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this year.

Cheltenham College in Kuala Lumpur will be a day school that caters for boys and girls from 3-18 years and will welcome its first pupils in September 2024. The school will deliver an all-round education based on the experience and values of over 175 years of education at Cheltenham College. Qualifications will be based on the IGCSE and A Level curriculums.

The school will be owned by the Malaysian company Edumaax which was founded by the Old Cheltonian and highly respected businessman Tunku Dato’ Yaacob Khyra, Executive Chairman, MAA Group Bhd. This organization has a legacy of operating highly successful schools and colleges in Malaysia.

Cheltenham College has links with Malaysia going back over 50 years; and Kuala Lumpur is a city that combines diverse and ancient cultures, modern technology and excellent education. Cheltenham Malaysia will be a proud part of the excellent International Schools hub in South East Asia.

Speaking on behalf of Cheltenham College, Nicola Huggett, Head commented: “We are thrilled to be announcing today the opening of Cheltenham in Kuala Lumpur – our third international school. We are looking forward to working alongside staff in KL to develop the highest quality education and pastoral care for their pupils.”


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Edumaax Education Group (EEG), founded by MAA Group Bhd Executive Chairman, Tunku Dato’ Yaacob Khyra, is grounded in the principle that education should be a lifelong journey accessible to all.

Edumaax’s diverse portfolio encompasses international schools, tuition centres and Higher education in Malaysia. The group aspires to create a comprehensive education hub, making high-quality learning resources readily available. Imperium International College, St. John’s International Primary and Secondary School, Pusat Tuisyen Kasturi (catering to SPM students), and Alfa Academic Tuition Centre (serving IGCSE and international students) form the Edumaax Education Group.