Governors & Proprietors

ISI is approved for the purpose of inspection under Section 109 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 and reports to the Department for Education on the extent to which schools meet statutory requirements. Schools in the ISI inspection remit are members of one or more of seven Associations (these are: Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS); The Girls' Schools Association (GSA); Headmasters' & Headmistresses' Conference (HMC); Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS); Independent Schools Association (ISA); Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA) and The Society of Heads) under the auspices of the Independent Schools Council (ISC). 

ISI inspection is for the benefit of pupils and seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of their education and of the care for their welfare. ISI also provides inspection of educational oversight in private further education colleges and English language schools in England and Wales.

This section provides information for governors and proprietors of independent schools on their role in ISI inspections, and on the work of ISI as a whole. See the links on the left for more information. 

To search for a report, see Find a Report.

To understand more about ISI inspection reports, see Impact of Your Report.