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  • Independent school myths

    Addressing common myths about independent schools.

  • The Value of Independent Schools

    Independent schools make an important and positive contribution to the education system, their local communities and national productivity.

  • Celebrating Partnerships

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

  • Independent schools today

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

  • 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.

  • ISC Annual Census 2019

    ISC schools record a rise in partnership projects, bursary provision and pupil numbers. Read the Census in full.

  • School Bursaries

    ISC schools offer scholarships and bursaries. Search here.


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.

Daily News Summary

daily news summary 24 January 2020
'Brexit could have an impact on language learning in schools'

ISC Daily News Summary 24 January 2020

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Value of independent schools

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

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Independent Schools Council

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