Information for Suppliers

The Independent Schools Association represents 533 Heads from the UK’s leading independent schools. ISA can help school suppliers promote their products to Headteachers and their staff in a number of ways:

Exhibiting at Independent School Conferences

Our conferences give school suppliers the opportunity to network with Heads and their staff from across our membership, and to promote their offering in a relaxed and friendly environment. We hold a range of conferences through-out the year, for different audiences.

Sponsoring Independent School Conferences

Sponsoring our events allows school suppliers to build their brand awareness through an affiliation with an influential voice within the independent education sector. Your company will receive access to key decision-makers, enabling you to make meaningful connections and potential leads.

ISA Gold Preferred Supplier Scheme

Our preferred supplier scheme puts schools in touch with trusted business suppliers in a range of key categories. ISA Gold Preferred Suppliers receive an extensive range of benefits, including direct access to Members via ISA’s marketing system, free exhibition space at our conferences, and free advertising opportunities.

The ISA Journal

The ISA Journal is a benefit of membership, providing a forum for inspiration and ideas for practical application as our Headteachers develop the running of their schools, teaching teams and pupil learning. The magazine is published and distributed three or four times during each school year. Each Journal edition has a theme and contributions explore this in relation to school leadership and educational practice.

To find out more about advertising in the Journal, please contact our publisher Barley House Agency:

Sponsoring Art Competitions and Events

ISA Arts runs a number of prestigious annual events and competitions for pupils in our Members’ schools. Our Essay, Handwriting, Music, Drama, Shakespeare monologues, Film & Digital Art, Dance and National Art Competitions give pupils and schools the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. Advertising and sponsorship packages are available in this area, which offer unrivalled opportunities to link your brand with ours in the creative world.

Sponsoring Sport Competitions and Events

ISA Sport offers an extensive programme of Area and National events for our member schools to participate in throughout the year (143 area events and 34 national events). ISA Sport has been a key feature of ISA since the Association was founded in 1878 and it is now one of the largest sports programmes offered to Independent schools in the UK. Your company would benefit from advertising and brand awareness to our Members, providing education for over 100,000 pupils in England and Wales. Sponsorship can be in the form of a financial donation to underwrite the costs associated with these events, or sponsorship in kind providing prizes for competition winners or goody bags for participants.