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  • Exam Results 2015

    Nearly a third of ISC Year 11 entries were awarded A* grades this year, compared to 7% nationally and half of A-level entries were awarded A or A*. Read more about ISC independent school exam results here.

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    For graduates considering teaching as a career and independent schools wanting to train teachers. Read More.

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    93% of ISC schools are in mutually beneficial partnerships with state schools and local communities. Read More.

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    Record numbers of pupils at ISC schools. Read More in the Annual Census 2015.


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ISC independent schools are ranked among the best in the world and educate more than 500,000 children in the UK.

The Independent Schools Council brings together seven associations to represent over 1,200 independent schools. Our aim is to promote and defend the sector.

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ISC provides research, legal, regulatory and press services and we represent our associations by coordinating campaigns on specific issues.

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ISC offers a school search tailored to your child’s specific requirements, information for parents including fee assistance and special educational needs and useful facts on the independent school sector.

How do you find out which school is right for your child?

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council and a former headmaster of Harrow, shares his view.

Daily News Summary

daily news summary 4 September 2015
DH Lawrence's former school opens its doors to girls for the first time in 500 years

ISC Daily News Summary 4 September 2015

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Campaign News

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Goddard Inquiry opens

Letter on record retention sent to institutions

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Exam Results 2015

Half of A-level entries were awarded A or A* and more than sixty percent of GCSE and IGCSE entries were awarded either A or A*.

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From our Blog

1 September 2015

Why GCSEs do matter

By Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, Independent Schools Council.

25 August 2015

Why independent schools achieve the top grades at A level

Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, Independent Schools Council and former Head of Harrow comments in the Telegraph.

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