The ISC brings together seven associations to represent over 1,400 independent schools and was founded in 1974.
ISC offers the following information online: a school search, guidance on how to apply to an independent school, school fee assistance and bursary advice. We are unable to assist with complaints, recommend schools, provide league tables or offer direct school fee assistance or bursaries.
The value of independent schools
Julie Robinson, chief executive of the ISC, highlights the educational and economic value of independent schools.
The Value of Independent and State School 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...