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Introduction to Welsh Independent Schools Council

The Welsh Independent Schools Council (WISC) is the umbrella body representing independent schools in Wales.  The majority of children in Welsh independent schools are in WISC schools, either independent mainstream or independent special schools. WISC therefore speaks for the sector as a whole while being strictly independent of all political parties.

The Welsh Independent Schools Council acts as a consultative and advisory body for independent member schools in Wales and became fully operational on 1st September 2004. On the 10th November 2010 WISC was incorporated. We want to help you find the information that you need. For parents there is a complete, searchable database of all our Welsh independent schools with links to the school websites (“Find a School” search), also some guidance on making the right choices about independent school in “Choosing a School”. Member schools can log into the Member zone for relevant information.

For further details about the work of WISC, please click here…


WISC Annual Conference – 12/13th October 2023

“Hugely successful- loved it!” “Top notch!” “Very informative- best yet!”

For more details of this fantastic event, click on this link, here …   or look in the members section or see the information on sponsoring events.




WISC is an invaluable source of information and support to us.  With timely updates, relevant advice, and sound support, coupled with a forum for debate, the Council is a sage partner to our school. They help us to remain informed and make timely organisational decisions.

The Annual Conference is a one-stop shop to catch-up on best practice, new developments, and ideas.  It is a meeting of supportive minds, who gather not as competitors, but industry colleagues, to support our sector.  We hav… Read more

Nicola Parry-Belcher- Kingsmonkton School

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