Fellow associations

The ISBA is a constituent member of the Independent Schools' Council along with a further seven member associations and four affiliated organisations.

Independent Schools' Council (ISC)

Independent Schools' Council (ISC)

The ISC provides a single, unified organisation that speaks and acts on behalf of its member schools and the associations of governing bodies, heads and bursars by which it was constituted.

The ISC has eight member associations.  ISC does not offer individual membership to schools and all membership enquiries should be addressed to one of the eight associations listed below.

Address:
First Floor
27 Queen Anne's Gate

London
SW1H 9BU

General Secretary: Julie Robinson
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7766 7070
Website: www.isc.co.uk

Members

Girls' Schools Association (GSA)

Girls' Schools Association (GSA)

GSA is the main association to which heads of girls senior independent schools belong.

Address:
GSA
Suite 105
108 New Walk
Leicester
LE1 7EA

Executive Director: Charlotte Vere
Telephone: +44 (0)116 2541619
Email: office@gsa.uk.com
Website: www.gsa.uk.com

Headmasters' & Headmistress' Conference (HMC)

Headmasters' & Headmistress' Conference (HMC)

HMC represents the heads of over 250 boys', girls' and co-educational independent senior schools.

Address:
HMC
12 The Point
Rockingham Road
Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7QU

General Secretary: William Richardson
Telephone: +44 (0)1858 469 059
Email: gensec@hmc.org.uk
Website: www.hmc.org.uk

 

Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS)

Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS)

IAPS represents the heads of 620 schools in the UK and overseas for children aged from 2 to 16+

Address:
IAPS
11 Waterloo Place
Leamington Spa
CV32 5LA

Chief Executive: David Hanson
Telephone: +44 (0)1926 887833
Email: iaps@iaps.org.uk
Website: www.iaps.org.uk

 

 

Independent Schools Association (ISA)

Independent Schools Association (ISA)

ISA members include heads of some 300 preparatory, senior and all-through schools.

Address:
ISA
Boys' British School
East Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1LS

Chief Executive Officer: Neil Roskilly
Telephone: +44 (0)1799 523619
Email: isa@isaschools.org.uk
Website: www.isaschools.org.uk

 

The Society of Heads

The Society of Heads

The Society of Heads represents the heads of independent schools of all sizes, many of which have a long tradition of boarding.

Address:
The Society of Heads
12 The Point
Rockingham Road
Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7QU

General Secretary: Clive Rickart
Telephone: +44 (0)1858 433760
Email: gensec@thesocietyofheads.org.uk
Website: www.thesocietyofheads.org.uk

 

Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS)

Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS)

AGBIS represents the interests of the governing bodies of ISC schools.

Address:
AGBIS
The Grange
3 Codicote Road
Welwyn
Herts
AL6 9LY

General Secretary: Richard Harman
Telephone: +44 (0)1438 840 730
Email: gensec@agbis.org.uk
Website: www.agbis.org.uk

 

Independent Schools' Bursars Association

Independent Schools' Bursars Association

ISBA provides first class support to over 900 independent schools as businesses and charities.

Address:
ISBA
Bluett House
Unit 11-12
Manor Farm
Cliddesden
Basingstoke
RG25 2JB

Chief Executive: David Woodgate
Telephone: +44 (0)1256 330369
Email: office@theisba.org.uk
Website: www.theisba.org.uk

 

Affiliated Organisations

ISC has links with the following associations:

Boarding Schools' Association (BSA)

Boarding Schools' Association (BSA)

The BSA is the UK Association promoting and serving boarding education in both the independent and maintained sectors.

Address:
Boarding Schools' Association
Grosvenor Gardens House
35-37 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0BS

National Director: Robin Fletcher
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7798 1580
Email: bsa@boarding.org.uk
Website: www.boarding.org.uk

Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS)

Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS)

SCIS promotes and supports the significant contribution made to Scottish education by independent schools, whether mainstream, specialist or special needs.

Address:
SCIS
61 Dublin Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6NL

Director: John Edward
Telephone: +44 (0)131 556 2316
Email: info@scis.org.uk
Website: www.scis.org.uk

Welsh Independent Schools Council (WISC)

Welsh Independent Schools Council (WISC)

WISC acts as a consultative and advisory body for Independent Schools in Wales.

Address:
WISC
2 Glenview Rise
Newbridge
Gwent
NP11 4HZ

General Secretary: Emma Verrier
Telephone: 07791891593
Email: info@welshisc.co.uk
Website: www.welshisc.co.uk

 

 

Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

COBIS serves British International schools of global quality worldwide.

Address:
COBIS
55-56 Russell Square
London
WC1B 4HP 

Executive Director: Colin Bell
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3826 7190
Email: executive.director@cobis.org.uk
Website: www.cobis.org.uk