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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.catholicindependentschools.com

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

Inspiring Futures
Web: www.inspiringfutures.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 SpringBoard Foundation (Royal SpringBoard)
www.rncf.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 

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