About ISI

Our Vision And Mission

Our vision is that all children and young people in independent education are safe, secure and well educated

Our mission is to ensure that children and young people in independent schools and colleges at home and overseas stay safe and receive high quality, effective education and to encourage schools to improve, through the provision of world-leading, evidence-based  inspection and improvement services.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate is :

-        a government approved independent inspectorate for independent schools, quality assured on behalf  of the Department for Education. This remit extends to independent schools which are full members of the associations which form the Independent Schools Council ( association independent schools)

-        a Home Office approved provider of ‘educational oversight’ for private further education colleges (PFE colleges) in England, which are or apply to become a Tier 4 sponsor 

-        an approved independent inspectorate of British Schools Overseas (BSO).


This section contains all you need to know about ISI: find out what we do and who we are.

Our statutory accounts for the year to 31st December 2018 can be found here.