This section provides contact details for a selection of organisations able to provide you with further information about boarding schools and studying in the UK. The information below is based on information on each organisation’s website.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA)

Web: www.boarding.org.uk 

 

BSA State Boarding Forum

Web: www.stateboarding.org.uk 

 

Independent Schools Council information and advice service (ISCias)

Web: www.isc.co.uk

 

Department for Education (DfE) 

Web: www.education.gov.uk

 

Independent Schools Show

Web: www.schoolsshow.co.uk

 

INFORMATION FOR OVERSEAS PARENTS AND BOARDERS

Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS)

Web: www.aegisuk.net

 

British Council

Web: www.britishcouncil.org

 

Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

Email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.uk

 

Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

Web: www.cobis.org.uk

 

National Academic Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC)

Web: www.naric.org.uk

 

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

Web: www.ukcisa.org.uk

 

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES (SEND) INFORMATION

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

Web: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

 

Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (CReSTeD)

Web: www.crested.org.uk

 

Dyslexia Action

Web: www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk

 

Disability Rights UK

Web: www.disabilityrightsuk.org

 

SSAFA Forces Help, CHSS

Web: www.ssafa.org.uk

 

SPECIALIST SCHOOLS INFORMATION

Choir Schools’ Association (CSA)

Web: www.choirschools.org.uk

 

Music and Dance Scheme

Web: www.education.gov.uk

 

RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS INFORMATION

Woodard Schools 

Head Office

Web: www.woodard.co.uk 

 

Methodist Independent Schools Trust

Web: www.methodisteducation.co.uk

 

Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference (CISC)

Web: www.cisc.uk.net

 

OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS 

ISCis Ireland

Email: palmercarter@eircom.net

 

Welsh Independent Schools Council (WISC)

Web: www.welshisc.co.uk 

 

Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS)

Web: www.scis.org.uk

 

Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO) 

Web: www.isco.org.uk

 

Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) 

Web: www.iseb.co.uk

 

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) 

Web: www.isi.net

 

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)

Web: www.ibo.org

 

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Web: www.ucas.com

 

The Educational Grants Advice Service 

Web: www.educational-grants.org

 

Royal National Children’s Foundation (RNCF)/The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation

Web: www.mcf.org.uk 

Web: www.springboardbursaryfoundation.org.uk

 

 

AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS 

Naval Families Federation (NFF)

Web: www.nff.org.uk

 

Army Families Federation (AFF)

Web: www.aff.org.uk

 

RAF Families Federation 

Web: www.raf-ff.org.uk

 

ISC CONSTITUENT MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS

The Council provides a single, unified organisation that speaks and acts on behalf of the associations of governing bodies, heads and bursars by which it was constituted (listed below). ISC promotes member schools’ common interests at the political level by making representations to government ministers, politicians of all parties, civil servants and the media. It also has overall responsibility for the Independent Schools Inspectorate, which ensures high standards among ISC schools, teacher recruitment campaigns, the ISC teacher induction panel, which enables several hundred newly qualified teachers in ISC schools each year to obtain Qualified Teacher Status, and other matters. BSA and COBIS are affiliated members of ISC.

Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS)

Web: www.agbis.org.uk

 

Girls’ Schools Association (GSA)

Web: www.gsa.uk.com

 

Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC)

Web: www.hmc.org.uk

 

Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS)

Web: www.iaps.uk

 

Independent Schools Association (ISA)

Web: www.isaschools.org.uk

 

Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA)

Web: www.theisba.org.uk 

 

The Society of Heads 

Web: www.thesocietyofheads.org.uk