Noting the position the Labour Party have taken on private
education the ISC have responded robustly (please see their
response below). ISBA will be taking professional advice now
that the specific details of and some timescales for the Labour
threat have become clearer, and will advise member schools further
in due course.
Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools
Council, said: "Parents across the country have every right to be
worried about the decision by Labour Party conference to support a
motion to abolish independent schools. The move is an attack on the
rights and freedoms of parents to make choices over the education
of their children.
Please click on the heading above to read the statement in
ISBA is offering its members a chance to win a brand new Amazon
Echo Dot by visiting the ISBA stand during conference and testing
out a preview version of the association's new website, due to
The ISBA team has worked on a whole new range of up-to-date
functionality for a vastly improved user experience and would
welcome feedback from members. Leave your comments at the
conference stand for a chance to win a new Amazon Echo Dot.
Please read the terms and conditions of the competition here.
ISBA has published revised anti-money laundering guidance for
independent schools. The information, which includes a
template anti-money laundering policy, has been reviewed by legal
firm Farrer & Co, and is available for download here (latest version August 2019).
ISBA has announced that online booking is now available
for the association's popular 'So You Want to be a Bursar?'
course. Taking place on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at The Crowne
Plaza Hotel, Basingstoke, this event is for individuals looking to
become bursars who are not currently working in support roles in