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.


Entries are now open for the ISA Awards 2017 – for more information and to see the list of Award categories, please click here.

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.

Upcoming Professional Development opportunities for 2017

Forest Schools Conference – 24 May

Developing and supporting news teachers and NQTS – 25 May

Social Media, Online Safeguarding & Strategy – 13 June

Sixth Form Conference – 14 June

See the full list of courses we offer here.