Welcome to the Independent Schools Association

Founded in 1879, the Independent Schools Association is one of the oldest of the independent schools’ organisations.  Since 2014, we have  been a registered charity and we are proud to promote our charitable objectives. ISA provides professional support to its 424 member Headteachers. Staff of our Members’ schools benefit from high quality training opportunities and access to a wide range of membership services, while pupils enjoy an extensive programme of local and national Sporting, Arts and Cultural events. We value our reputation for offering warmth and professional, practical advice and we are delighted to offer an expanding range of member benefits.


Click here to view the stunning new National Art brochure with pictures of over 200 pieces of art exhibited at last year’s finals.  A printed copy will be sent to every ISA Member along with the Journal later this term.  Personal copies have already been sent to all participants and their schools.

Annual Conference

We are looking forward to welcoming members to 2017’s Annual Conference in York, focusing on fellowship and support. For more information and to book, click here.

Upcoming Professional Development opportunities for 2017

Leadership 1: How to be an effective Middle Leader or Subject Leader – 25 April

Safeguarding 3: Online Safety – 26 April

Inspection 1: Getting it right – 9 May

See the full list of courses we offer here.