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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.

ISC schools educate more than 500,000 children in the UK

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31 July 2015
'Exam results do matter - stop telling pupils they don't'

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Campaign News

16 July 2015
Goddard Inquiry opens

Letter on record retention sent to institutions

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Research News

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ISC Annual Census 2015

There are now record numbers of pupils at 1,267 ISC member schools - 517,113 pupils, the highest level since records began in 1974.

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From our Blog

8 July 2015

Preparing for the future with Higher Order Thinking

At Pocklington School, we seek to produce the sort of young people who don’t take things at face value, who ask questions and interpret information. Headmaster Mark Ronan explains how…

1 July 2015

The challenge of mental health problems as a whole school

As parents, pupils and teachers are opening up about emotional wellbeing, Sue Baillie, Pastoral Director of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle says it’s time to ReTHINK how schools can offer support…

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