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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.

  • ISC Teacher Training

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

  • Schools Together

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

  • Annual Census 2015

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


Independent Schools Council

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.

For ISC schools

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

For parents

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 1 December 2015
ISC Blog of the week: How important are results?

ISC Daily News Summary 1 December 2015

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Campaign News

campaign news 11 November 2015
Employment Law update - October 2015

Changes since the last update and those to come in.

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Research News

22 Aug 2015
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 December 2015

How important are results?

Nick Bevington, headteacher at Town Close School in Norwich, outlines why he thinks teaching to the test is a disastrous way to run a school…

24 November 2015

Thinking of setting up an independent-state school partnership? These ten dos and don’ts might help.

Christina Astin, Head of Partnerships at The King’s School, Canterbury, outlines some suggestions for setting up a cross-sector partnership or building on an existing one…

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