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 380+ 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.

The ISA Awards 2016 – Shortlisted schools have been announced! 

Winners will be revealed at our annual Awards Ceremony, held at ISA’s Autumn Study Conference. Full conference or Awards dinner tickets are available now!

The ISA Awards invites entries from Members’ schools in a range of categories, recognising achievement in academic and extra curricular provision, and community and outreach activities. It gives Members the opportunity to celebrate their schools’ success, and promote their achievements both to parents and the wider community.

See here for the full list of categories and shortlisted schools.

Vacancies at ISA HQ

Spotlight on ISA Members
HENLEY-ON-THAMES, ENGLAND - JULY Claires Court School beat Windsor Boys in the final for The Fawley Cup on day five of the Henley Royal Regatta on July 03, 2016 in Henley-on-Thames, England. This year is the events 177th year. The Henley Royal Regatta is regarded as part of the English social season and is held annually over five days on the River Thames. Rowing fans line the bank to watch races which are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards (2,112 m) which regularly attracts international crews to race. 
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Latest News: 6 July 2016

A dream became reality for the Claires Court Boat Club when in the Junior Men’s Quadruple Scull; they rowed with awesome…