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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for schools

    The ISC is working closely with the Boarding Schools' Association (BSA) to provide schools with advice and guidance in relation to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Independent schools today

    Independent schools provide excellence, capacity, and innovation in our education system. Read more about the sector we represent.

  • Celebrating Partnerships

    Read all about the #powerofpartnerships in our annual report of cross-sector working between independent and state schools.

  • School Bursaries

    ISC schools offer scholarships and bursaries. Search here.

  • Year 11 and year 13 exam results 2019

    Nearly a quarter of all year 11 entries were graded 9 - more than five times the national average and at year 13 one in 14 candidates achieved three or more A* grades. Read more.


Independent Schools Council

ISC independent schools are among the best in the world and educate more than 500,000 children in the UK

The ISC brings together seven associations to represent over 1,300 independent schools and was founded in 1973.

The value of independent schools

Julie Robinson, chief executive of the ISC, highlights the educational and economic value of independent schools.

Cross-sector partnerships

State and independent schools across the country work in partnership to provide educational opportunities for greater numbers of young people. Hear how these initiatives positively impact staff and students from both sectors...

The Transformational Impact of Bursaries

Independent schools offer means-tested fee assistance to widen access for families from all walks of life. Hear more about how bursaries transform the lives of children and young people...

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Daily News Summary

daily news summary 2 April 2020
Coronavirus: Calls to prioritise teachers for testing and PPE

ISC Daily News Summary 2 April 2020

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