The IS Independent Schools website was formed in 1998 by a School Bursar of St Margaret's School & latterly Harrow School, and his two sons who attended The Duke of York's Royal Military School. The site listed Independent Schools and promoted a schools sector that is broadly considered as the best in the world.
Up to 2017, our ethos remains the same, and that is "Promoting Educational Excellence in the UK Independent Schools Sector", but as our Independent Schools have developed so has the Internet. The original site was functional but ultimately dated, and so this year welcomes in a new version of the site that encompasses the latest web technologies. Unlike past years we are asking our schools to make a small annual contribution to cover the work involved in creating each listing and also to assist us with continually improving the site. For those schools that list with us, the result will be an increased online presence to prospective pupils and parents.