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The Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS) supports and advises governing bodies of schools in the independent sector on all aspects of governance, under the umbrella of the Independent Schools Council. The charitable objects of the Association are the advancement of education and the promotion of good governance in independent private schools.
Website features 12 separate exam league tables of almost all UK private schools in terms of A levels, GCSEs, UCAS tariffs, SATS tests, International Baccalaureate points and Scottish Higher results. There are also three exam league tables for boarding schools and one league table for private preparatory schools. You can search for prep and senior schools, those teaching International Baccalaureate and 6th form colleges near Banbury or anywhere in the UK.
Gabbitas is the UK's premier independent education consultancy, specialising in: school search and placement advice, guardianship for international students, recruitment and tutoring, higher education and careers advice, summer schools, school start-ups, development and improvement, special educational needs, independent school and SEN guides
The Good Schools Guide offers lots of expert help and advice on schools and schooling ; school admissions advice, tutoring and school entry examinations, special educational needs, how to find the right school... The Guide covers both state and private fee-paying independent schools and has a good search facility so that you can find schools local to Banbury or further afield.
Expert guidance on education for girls helping parents raise happy, fulfilled daughters. Packed full of information, expert opinion and useful advice. This website is an offshoot of the GSA.
HMC (the Headmasters' & Headmistresses' Conference) is a professional association of Heads of many of the world's leading independent schools. It has provided support and advice to Heads for over 100 years and is the oldest and most influential association of its kind in the English speaking world. HMC’s membership includes the Heads of co-educational schools, single sex schools and diamond schools where both single sex and co-educational teaching takes place. The association also includes Heads of schools with a particular religious affiliation or with dedicated provision for children with special educational needs. Use the search facility on the site to find HMC schools near Banbury or worldwide.
The Independent Schools Council (ISC) brings together eight associations of independent schools, their heads, bursars and governors. OSC provides research, legal, regulatory and press services to ISC schools. The site has a Find A School tab so you can search for private schools near Banbury or throughout the UK
ISEB offers examinations for pupils transferring from junior to independent senior school at the ages of 11+ and 13+. The main examination is Common Entrance, established in 1904. See resources, syllabi, past papers and general information for parents.
ISI is a Government approved inspectorate responsible for the inspection of Association independent schools including education, Early Years Foundation Stage settings and boarding welfare provision and British international schools worldwide. It is the private sector equivalent of OFSTED. ISI also inspects private further education colleges and English language schools. Inspection is for the benefit of the pupils and students, and seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of their education and care.