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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 2 October 2015
Proactive safeguarding – improving how your school protects students from abuse

ISC Daily News Summary 2 October 2015

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Campaign News

campaign news 30 September 2015
Preventing extremism

The Prevent guidance was updated on 18 September.

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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

29 September 2015

What is development?

Professional Development Officer, Susannah Schofield, writes about schools development and the Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE), at the start of the new academic year.

23 September 2015

Why Schools May be the Key to Gender-Happy Workplaces

With recent news surrounding gender debates and workplace practice, Jane Grubb, Head of Bedales Prep School, discusses the way in which schools are the key to fostering supportive relations between men and women.

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