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  • Celebrating Black History

    Black History Month is an opportunity for us to recognize the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent have made over many generations. Find out more.

  • Information for schools

    The ISC is working closely with the BSA to provide schools with advice and guidance in relation to the outbreak of coronavirus.

  • Black Lives Matter

    The ISC and the associations it represents fully support efforts to tackle racism or any other type of discrimination – there is need for positive, meaningful change. Racism is a serious issue for all schools and for wider society.

  • Independent schools today

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

  • ISC Annual Census 2020

    This report is the authoritative source of data providing a picture of where independent schools sit within the UK's education landscape.

  • 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.


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 21 October 2020
Exams 2021: Next year's grade boundaries 'could be moved to make up for lost teaching time'

ISC Daily News Summary 21 October 2020

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