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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 10 February 2016
Letters to the Times

ISC Daily News Summary 10 February 2016

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Campaign News

campaign news 20 January 2016
New safer recruitment check from 18 January – schools must check teacher restrictions imposed in Europe

An EU directive has introduced a new requirement on European Economic Area (EEA) authorities, which have responsibility for regulating the teaching profession, to share teacher prohibitions/sanctions with other EEA teacher regulators.

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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 February 2016

Making sense of it all

"It's really hard being a parent. The process of choosing the right independent school is a very difficult process." Matthew Smith, Editor of Attain, gives his advice on choosing an independent school.

27 January 2016

Genocide, through our eyes

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Andy Lawrence, History Teacher at Hampton School, writes about his school's student campaign group set up to raise awareness about genocide.

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