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  • Soft Skills and Mental Toughness Research, 2017

    Pupils in independent schools are controlled, committed, confident and like a challenge, research into soft skills and mental toughness reveals. Read the full report.

  • Exam Results 2016

    Half of all A levels graded A* and top GCSE grade five times higher than national average. Read more.

  • Annual Census 2016

    Record numbers of pupils at ISC schools. Read more in the Census 2016.

  • Find a School

    Find ISC member schools by county, town or postcode and refine your search further with day and boarding options, exams, gender, age range, religious affiliation, special educational needs and school fee assistance options such as scholarships and bursaries.

  • Schools Together

    87% of ISC schools are in mutually beneficial partnerships with state schools and local communities. Read More.


Independent Schools Council

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

The Independent Schools Council brings together seven associations to represent over 1,200 independent schools.

How to get into University

Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) discusses how to get into University.

Independent schools in a strong position

ISC Chairman Barnaby Lenon looks at the most recent exam results, value added scores, performance tables and PISA findings.

Daily News Summary

daily news summary 29 March 2017
Confusion over GCSE grading

ISC Daily News Summary 29 March 2017

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Campaign News

campaign news 7 March 2017
Gender pay gap reporting

In April 2017, employers with more than 250 employees will have to report how large their pay gap is between males and females.

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Research News

18 Jan 2017
Soft Skills and Mental Toughness Research, 2017

Research looking at soft skills development and an analysis of mental toughness at UK independent schools.

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