Pupils in independent schools are controlled, committed, confident and like a challenge, new research into soft skills and mental toughness reveals.
A new system of joint funding by independent schools and government could see 10,000 new school places created every year at no cost to parents.
A quarter of all A level entries for French, German and Spanish come from within the independent schools sector, figures reveal.
Following the Prime Minister's policy speech on education and social mobility which raised the subject of independent schools' partnership work and charitable status, the ISC says schools are happy to continue playing their part.
More than a third of all independent school GCSE results graded A* as increases buck national trends
The number of GCSE A* grades awarded to independent school pupils has increased 1.6% in 2016.
Almost half of all independent school A level entries received either an A* or an A in 2016. At 48.7%, the A*/A percentage is nearly double the national average of 25.8%.
Charlotte Vere appointed to the House of Lords
"The independent schools sector is used to adapting to change and is alert to the potential consequences of the EU vote"
Independent Schools Council reaction to the vote for Britain to leave the European Union.