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Terms and Conditions of Use

These terms and conditions (the ‘Terms’) govern your use of this website (the ‘Website’).

These terms and conditions (the ‘Terms’) govern your use of this website (the ‘Website’). Please read through the Terms. If you do not agree with any of the Terms, do not use this Website. In consideration of the Independent Schools Council allowing you to access the pages of the Website you are deemed to accept the following Terms:

Independent Schools Council

This Website is operated by the Independent Schools Council (‘ISC’), limited by guarantee under company number 1103760, whose registered office is at First Floor, 27 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9BU.


Unless otherwise specified, all copyright and other rights that subsist in the home page and in the sub-domain pages of this Website are owned by or licensed to ISC. Where the copyright and other rights belong to a third party, it is your responsibility to obtain any licences or permissions that may be required to use such material and you agree to pay any costs or expenses incurred by ISC which arise as a result of your failure to obtain such licences and permissions.


The material on this website (the ‘Information’), including without limitation all schools listed, is provided for information purposes only. The Information may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors or be out of date. ISC makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the Information or the reliability of access to this website. ISC accepts no responsibility for keeping the material on this website up to date or any liability for its failure to do so. The Information does not constitute advice or an offer and you should not rely upon the Information to make (or refrain from making) any decision, or to take (or refrain from taking) any action. In addition, ISC does not make any recommendation or endorsement with respect to any investment or adviser or any other service or product or as to any material provided by third parties (including the material contained in any extracts, articles or advertisements) or contained in any website linked to this website. If in doubt as to any financial issue raised by this website, please contact an Independent Financial Adviser.

Reproduction of Information

You may download, view, print, copy on the hard disk of your computer and use material on the Website for your own personal non-commercial purposes or for the purposes of enhancing the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in the independent education sector. You may not without the prior written agreement of ISC:

  • create a database (electronic or otherwise) containing material downloaded or otherwise obtained from the Website;
  • redistribute, retransmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the Website to any third party;
  • remove copyright or trade mark notices from any copies of any material made in accordance with these terms.

Removal of Information

ISC shall have the right at any time and for any reason to remove from the pages on the Website any material posted, uploaded, emailed or otherwise transmitted by you without giving you any advance notice and ISC shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever arising from the removal of such material.

Website Use

You agree that you will not use the Website:

  • for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material, the publication, dissemination, use or possession of which infringes the rights of any person or which is unlawful in any other respect;
  • in any way which is abusive, defamatory or obscene or which will harass, distress or inconvenience any person or which may restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Website by any person;
  • for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, ‘junk mail’, ‘spam’, ‘chain letters’, ‘pyramid schemes"’ or any other form of solicitation or commercial exploitation;
  • for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • in any way that may bring ISC into disrepute.

Restricted Areas

Access to parts of this Website is restricted or password-protected. You may not download, view, print, use or otherwise seek to gain access to any material that is held in any parts of the Website that are restricted or password-protected unless you have proper authorisation or have been issued a valid password.

Proprietary Marks

The names, images and logos identifying ISC or third parties and their products and services, are the proprietary marks of ISC, and/or may be the proprietary marks of third parties. Any use made of these marks may be an infringement of rights in those marks and ISC reserves all rights to enforce such rights that it might have.

Links to Other Websites

This Website contains links to other websites (including to websites operated in respect of specific regions of the UK) which are not under the control of and are not maintained by ISC (Third Party Sites). ISC has no control over and is not responsible in any way for the content of any Third Party Sites. ISC makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of any material on any Third Party Sites and you proceed to those Third Party Sites at your own risk. These Terms do not apply to any Third Party Sites. You should consult the terms and conditions and privacy policy for each Third Party Site as these will govern your use of the site.

Links from Other Websites

No links from external websites to this Website are permitted without the prior written consent of ISC.

Access Refusal

ISC shall have the right to refuse to allow you access to any of the pages on the Website at any time and for any reason without giving you any advance notice and ISC shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever arising from your inability to access any of the pages on the Website.

Limitation of liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user of the Website for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • availability, use of, or inability to use, the Website; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website.

If you are using the Website on behalf of a school or other business or in the course of your employment, please note in particular that we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are using the Website as a consumer, please note that it is for your domestic and private use only and you must not to use it for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any third party website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

We are not responsible for any content of the Website which has been uploaded by a third party. We will not be responsible to you for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of the publication of such content but if you believe that any such content is illegal, inaccurate or offensive or infringes your legal rights or those of any third party, please contact us at web@isc.co.uk.

Uploading content to the Website

Our website permits you to upload your own content, you must ensure that the content does not infringe any applicable laws, regulations or third party rights (such as material which is discriminatory, obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, liable to incite racial or religious hatred, blasphemous or in breach of copyright) (Inappropriate Content). You must indemnify us against any damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any action or claim by a third party that content you have uploaded constitutes Inappropriate Content.

Conversely, you acknowledge that we do not have control over content uploaded to the Website by other users, nor do we monitor such uploads. As a result we are not responsible for any content of the Website uploaded by third parties and we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of the publication of such content. However, if you believe that any such content amounts to Inappropriate Content, please contact us at web@isc.co.uk.

If you make use of any feature that allows you to upload content to the Website or to make contact with us or other users of our site, you acknowledge and agree that you do so on the basis set out below and you must comply with the guidelines and requirements set out below. If you do not, you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your actions or omissions.

You must not upload content which is illegal, inaccurate or offensive or which infringes the legal rights of any third party, including copyright and other intellectual property rights or rights to privacy under data protection legislation. We have the absolute right to remove any posting you make on the Website if, in our opinion, it does not comply with these guidelines or requirements.

Any content you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the Website a licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site is untrue or inaccurate or constitutes an infringement of their legal rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to you or to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of the Website or by the use that any third party makes of that content and you must fully compensate us if we suffer any loss financial or otherwise, including loss or damage to our goodwill or reputation, as a result of your actions or omissions.

Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms and any use of this Website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising out of, in relation to, or in connection with the Website and its use and these Terms.

Amendments to Terms

These Terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these Terms regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the Website after a variation has been posted.

Privacy Policy

The privacy policy forms part of these Terms. This explains how we use your data. Please take the time to review it: ISC Privacy Policy.