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 409 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.

Drama and Essay Competitions

The ISA Drama and Essay Competitions 2017 are now open for entries! Click here for more information about the Drama competition and here for the Essay competition.

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

Best practice for marketing independent schools – 14 March

Deputy & Assistant Heads’ Conference – 16 March

What makes a great school administrator, including your role during inspection – 23 March

See the full list of courses we offer here.