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                                                  Pupil numbers hit new high
                          The 2018 Independent Schools Council (ISC) Census – the authoritative source of data providing a picture of where independent schools sit within the UK’s education landscape – was published last month (April).
The Census, which has been conducted
annually for the past 45 years, is completed 32 by all schools in ISC membership.
WITH STATE 1,137 SCHOOLS IN PARTNERSHIP
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                         SCHOOLS
    Host joint sporting events 6026 Invite pupils to attend 3618
coaching sessions
Share swimming pool 3064 Sport 1,020
Invite pupils to attend lessons, workshops or other 7514
6728 Share knowledge, skills, expertise and experience
       8932
educational events
Play sporting fixtures
with or against state schools
3940
2256
Work together to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils
Share classrooms
     Academic
          Share sports fields 3379
Share astroturf 2186
Share sports centre
Invite pupils to attend music lessons or performances
848
11906
Help schools to
prepare A-level 179 students for entry
Second coaching staff 1155 Other
904
1172 Other
          Share other sports facilities (e.g. tennis courts)
1,137 schools in partnership
with state schools
to higher education 1536 Second teaching staff
   2190
  4520
4728
Invite pupils to attend
drama classes or performances
  Summary information from this year’s Census includes:
play an important part in the
UK’s internationally-recognised
Host joint musical events
318
2452
Share concert hall/theatre
      and diverse education system. • ThTearbelaere5n.oPwupailrencuormdb52e9r,s16b4yregion
Music
624
Drama
605
1510
Host joint drama events
         pupils at 1,326 ISC member schools – the highest number since records began in 1974.
meLaonsd-otensted fee assistance for
Our independence from central
government and local authorities
enables each ISC school to
Other 1349 Day pupils
534 Second teaching staff
Second teaching staff 230
949 Other 769 Share dance studio
     Region1
follow its own curriculum –
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• Almost £400m was provided in
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No. of schools
Boarders (girls)
585
6,696 36,190 13,994 73,641
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43,798 2,489 86,341
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88,830 87,635
1,904 42,543
  pupils at ISC schools, 4% more
opportunities – and be innovative
 South East
7,298 37,451
  than last year.
and experimental, better to meet
Partner for various art projects Other such as hosting exhibitions, running 1934
 South Central
8,135 29,884 18,119 93959,027 art classes (e.g. life drawing and pottery)
Have members of staff serving
77,146 63,478
5697
35,851
as governors at state schools
     • There are nearly 60,000 full-time
East
164 3,433 28,835
2,916 28,294 6,349 57,129
  equivalent teachers at ISC schools,
“In recent years independent 96schools h4a,v8e31raised mo1n3,e3y59to
Partner for debating and 2356 public speaking clubs/events
Partner for other extra curricular activities (e.g. chess clubs, socials and school trips)
South West
4,127 13,534 8,958 26,893
equating to a pupil-teacher ratio
subsidise the fees of lower income
Partner with schools to host exams
Second pupils to schools
  West Midlands
91 2,620 15,739
families, widening access. Students
2,369 15,27
89
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NorthWest
84 1,139 16,942 868 16,048 2,007
• More than four times as many
68 59
from disadvantaged backgrounds,
Julie Robinson, ISC general
in 1974, it’s clear an independent
East Midlands
2,680 10,237
1,813 10,264 4,493
20,501 24,994
ISC pupils gained 40 points in
who are on bursaries at ISC schools,
secretary, said: “Parents choose
education is the preferred choice
Yorkshire and Humber
1,744 11,265
1,704 11,061 3,448
22,326 25,774
the International Baccalaureate
often go on to secure further 32financial 1h,4el2p7 in order1t1o,0a0t6tend top 20UK univers9it9ie2s. 2,811
independent schooling for their
for many families. It is important
Scotland
1,050 10,949 2,477
21,955 24,432
compared to the worldwide
children because they value the
to remember that these families
aveWragles. Moreover, ISC pupils
877 2,931 1,869
5,742 7,611
made up nearly a quarter of
broad all-round education on offer, 1i3n7cluding ac3a,6d0e3mic excellen3c3e4,
save the Government money by not
North East
16 197 3,298
6ta,9k0in1g up state s7c,h23o5ol places. ISC
pupils worldwide gaining the
“This Census tells us that a third of 1,326pupilsa3t8o,5u4r1schools2b3e1n,1efi03tfrom 31,438 228,082 69,979
schools save the taxpayer £3 billion
learning opportunities outside reduced fees. Independent schools the classroom and outstanding
hairman, Barnaby Lenon, are committed to educating the pastoral care. With pupil numbers said: “Independent schools broadest spectrum across society.” at their highest since records began
Fees by region (including nursery fees)
459,185 529,164
2 All
maximum score of 45 points.
a year from students not being in state education and contribute £9.5 billion to overall UK GDP.”
£5,091 £6,565 £4,657 £6,216 £5,751 £5,956 £4,239 £5,362 £4,091 £5,042 £3,963 £4,203
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1 Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not listed due to the small number of schools in these regions.
2
ISC cThe total includes data for schools in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
This table shows average termly fees by region and type of school.
South Central £11,366 South West £10,898 London £13,080
£6,572 £4,712 £5,572 £4,098 £8,458 £5,694 £6,291 £4,029 £5,319 £3,863 £4,374 £3,873
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Boarding fee
Day fee (boarding schools)
Day fee (day schools)
Day fee (average)
Overall average fee
 South East
£11,787
£6,748
£5,054
£5,414
£6,431
Wales
£11,541
£4,731
£3,917
£4,204
£6,006
East
£10,647
£5,989
£4,689
£4,863
£5,441
East Midlands West Midlands North East
£10,487 £10,956 £9,159
Yorkshire and Humber
£11,702
£5,567
£3,815
£4,097
£5,114
Scotland
£10,588
£5,872
£3,832
£4,025
£4,690
North West
£10,358
£5,142
£3,485
£3,572
£3,961
All2
£11,228
£6,123
£4,535
£4,760
£5,615
 1 Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not listed due to the small number of schools in these regions.
2 The total includes data for schools in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
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Table 7. Fees by age group (including nursery fees)
 
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