Innovate. Inspire. Ignite.
“The Independent Schools Conference offered an energising and inspiring event that blew me away! I felt very honoured to experience it."
Innovate. Inspire. Ignite.
"Insightful. The range of seminars covered exactly the challenges faced by us all over the next couple of years."
Innovate. Inspire. Ignite.
"Outstanding Conference! Speakers inspired, affirmed, challenged and understood. I was buzzing with ideas as I traveled home on the train afterwards."

Innovate. Inspire. Ignite: Empowering Independent Schools for the Future

The Independent Schools Conference returns to the prestigious QEII Centre in Central London on the 29th of November, building on the tremendous success of last year’s event where over 300 school leaders gathered to learn, connect, and shape the future of the Independent School sector.

Continuing the conversation from last year, this year’s conference will focus on empowering Independent Schools with practical solutions to navigate and prepare for change, with a spotlight on how schools can better innovate to transform their infrastructure, operations, marketing, and culture to thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Join us as we delve into critical issues impacting the sector, from addressing the potential loss of charitable status to tackling the growing teacher recruitment and retention crisis, we explore the root causes, find solutions, and empower Independent Schools for a prosperous future.

Be Part of the Largest Community of Independent School Leaders

300+ School Leaders in Attendance

25+ Best-in-Class Speakers

20+ Leading Education Suppliers

20 Expert-led Sessions

8 Dedicated Hours of Networking


Innovating School Infrastructure, Empowering Change

Join the conversation on transforming your school’s infrastructure for success and discover the latest digital solutions to drive school improvements and enhance teaching and learning experiences. Learn best practices to optimise your school estates, unlock new income streams, and provide valuable resources to improve your educational offerings. Don’t miss this opportunity to ignite innovation and ensure your school thrives in the dynamic educational landscape.

Nurturing a Culture of Empowerment Across Independent Schools

Discover the power of culture in Independent Schools – a catalyst for shaping values, fostering excellence, and nurturing tomorrow’s leaders. As the importance of effective pastoral care is magnified in light of new ISI guidance, explore how to prioritise and enhance this essential aspect of your school’s framework. Dive into strategies for embedding sustainability practices seamlessly within your whole school strategy, ensuring they are not an afterthought but a driving force. Join the conversation on transforming your school’s culture, promoting values-driven education, and providing an environment where students can thrive.

Unleash the Power of Marketing in Independent Schools

Join the conversation on harnessing the power of marketing in Independent Schools, where we delve into strategies for competitive positioning, compelling storytelling, and effectively communicating your school’s unique story and selling points. Discover how understanding your competition at home and abroad can help you build a compelling marketing message that sets your school apart. Explore the art of captivating your audience through authentic storytelling and learn how to leverage community partnerships as a distinctive advantage.

Don't just take our word for it, see what our visitors had to say!

A fantastic conference offering an insight into independent schools and their challenges. Great speakers and opportunities to network with colleagues from the whole Independent scene.
A great event with a good spectrum of important topics and sharp and honest speakers, and the exhibition booths are fun to visit!
Excellent conference with plenty of useful themes and workshops, range of exhibitors, nice venue and catering (promotion of healthy eating throughout the day), meeting and networking with others. Extremely well organised. I left the conference very enthusiastic!
An excellent chance to hear a range of speakers, on the current issues in independent education.

QEII Centre London

In the very heart of Westminster, The Queen Elizabeth II Centre is ideally located to take advantage of everything London has to offer.

Uniquely situated in the shadow of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye, the award-winning, purpose-built events venue is perfectly placed for you to experience London’s many cultural attractions.

Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, United Kingdom, SW1P 3EE