About us

Cost of inspections

All independent schools in England are required to meet the cost of school inspection.

Schools pay an annual fee to ISI regardless of whether they are inspected that year. The annual fee covers two routine inspections over a six-year inspection cycle, plus any additional inspections requested by the Department for Education.

ISI is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and we do not pay any dividends to our members.

We do not receive funding from the Department for Education or from the Independent Schools Council (or associations).