About ISI

Our Vision

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

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 2019 can be found here.