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Enhancing the Educational and Economic Value of Independent Schools

The Independent Schools Conference is delighted to welcome back over 400 school leaders from an array of independent schools for our most inspiring and energising face-to-face event yet.

With three core themes designed to address the overarching challenges faced across the sector, we have structured our content to address the most pressing priorities, empowering the community with key solutions and guidance that will support the sector in thriving well after a long-term crisis.

Join us at the QEII Centre, central London on the 29th of November as we bring together our largest-ever line-up of seminar break-out sessions, keynote insights, and 25 expert speakers, ensuring you take away new initiatives and strategies to place at the heart of your institution.



Finance and Investment

Facilities & Estates

Edtech and Digital Markets

Progress and Attainment

Talent and Culture

Growth and Leadership


Maintaining strong practice is at the core of integrity for independent schools. From the latest developments in digital safeguarding to ensuring curricular reflective, diverse and challenging, this steam seeks to help you understand what happens at the grass roots of your school and how it makes a difference to both staff and pupils.

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With the financial pressures on the sector constantly changing, this stream seeks to explore the solutions needed to better tackle the ever-evolving issues, from pupil admissions to estate management investments.

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Collaborating with schools both at home and overseas is a common feature of the independent education sector. Here, we explore how the independent sector can support the government’s 2030 Academy Agenda by establishing overseas schools and supporting them in times of international crisis.

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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