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From regular research, such as the Annual Census and Exam Results, to bespoke topical projects, such as the Economic Impact Report, ISC’s research and intelligence underpins everything we do.
Pupils in ISC schools account for around 86% of the total number of pupils in independent schools in the UK. The UK independent sector as a whole educates approximately 620,000 children in over 2,500 schools.
The independent sector educates around 5.9% of the total number of school children in the UK and around 6.5% of the total number of school children in England.
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The detailed Annual Census is completed by all ISC schools and is therefore a comprehensive and dispassionate reflection of trends within the sector.Read more
Every year ISC collects information on exam performance from member schools in the week following publication of exam results.Read more
This report from 2022, highlights the huge impact of the independent school sector on the UK economy.Read more
Research looking at soft skills development and an analysis of mental toughness at UK independent schools.Read more
Research looking at the differences in attainment between pupils who are educated in independent and state schools.Read more