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The Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) is an educational charity representing and promoting the interests of over 70 independent schools across the country.

SCIS promotes choice, diversity and excellence in Scottish education.  Our role is to provide parents with impartial information, advice and guidance, as well as keeping independent schools abreast of educational developments, training opportunities and legislative change thus enabling the independent school sector to make a worthwhile contribution to the development of education in Scotland.   

Our Annual Report will provide a flavour of our work. 

Aims:

  • to advance education via curriculum development and the training of teachers
  • to communicate and negotiate with the Scottish Parliament, the Government, and public and private bodies on behalf of the independent sector
  • to provide impartial information, advice and guidance to parents
  • to advise member schools and their governing bodies on educational developments and legislation affecting independent schools (e.g. education, taxation, welfare, health and safety)