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  • Celebrating Partnerships

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

  • Coronavirus information for schools

    Advice and guidance for schools in relation to COVID-19.

  • Independent schools today

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

  • School Bursaries

    ISC schools offer scholarships and bursaries. Search here.

  • ISC Annual Census

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

  • Inclusion and Diversity

    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 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

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

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

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 September 2021
Coronavirus: Vaccination of over-12s begins in schools

ISC Daily News Summary 21 September 2021

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