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  • Find a School

    Find ISC member schools by county, town or postcode and refine your search further with day and boarding options, exams, gender, age range, religious affiliation, special educational needs and financial assistance options.

  • Annual Census 2016

    Record numbers of pupils at ISC schools. Read more in the Census 2016.

  • Latest News and Views

    See the latest press statements, news, and blogs by a variety of independent school experts.

  • 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

    87% of ISC schools are in mutually beneficial partnerships with state schools and local communities. Read More.


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. The Member Zone is for ISC schools and associations.

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 disability and useful facts on the independent school sector.

An introduction to the ISC Census 2016

Julie Robinson, General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) introduces the findings of the ISC's 2016 Census.

Daily News Summary

daily news summary 23 August 2016
Third of Britain's Rio medallists went to private schools

ISC Daily News Summary 23 August 2016

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Campaign News

campaign news 23 June 2016
Children’s Commissioner for England – survey on schools and the prevention of child sexual abuse

The Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield OBE, has sent 25,000 schools a survey by email.

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Research News

29 Apr 2016
ISC Annual Census 2016

There are now record numbers of pupils at 1,280 ISC member schools – 518,432 pupils, the highest level since records began in 1974.

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