HMC (the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference) represents the Heads of many of the world’s leading independent schools.
HMC's schools are individual and distinctive offering parents a rich variety of options when choosing the right education for their child. But, at the heart of every HMC school is a commitment to the benefits of a holistic educational experience: academic excellence coupled with a strong emphasis on pastoral care and exceptional co-curricular opportunities. HMC exists to serve and support its members, to represent their views and to exemplify excellence in education.
The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is the professional association for Heads of the leading 600 independent prep schools in the UK and worldwide. IAPS exists to support Heads as they strive to deliver excellent standards of education and care. We defend and promote the sector and aim to define and inspire excellence in education.
ISC brings eight independent school associations together to represent over 1,200 independent schools. These schools are ranked among the best in the world and educate more than 500,000 children. We provide Research, Legal, Regulatory and Press services to ISC schools.
ISI is a Government approved inspectorate responsible for the inspection of Association independent schools. Schools in the Associations are ranked among the best in the world and educate more than half a million children in 1,200 schools. ISI also inspects private further education colleges and English language schools on behalf of the Home Office. Inspection is for the benefit of the pupils and students, and seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of their education and care.