The Independent Schools Show is BACK to help thousands of families plan and discover the next steps for their children. 

With 200+ exhibiting schools, 4 theatres, 40 talks and 100+ speakers, there is no better place for a parent to plan their child's future.

The show brings together the sector's leading schools, brightest thinkers and the most respected heads to help you make the right decisions for your child. With speakers ranging from the Senior Editor of the Good Schools Guide to the High Master of St Paul’s School, the amount of expertise on hand is astonishing. This is the greatest public-facing gathering of school leaders in the world. 

Make sure you come along to this year's show to find out everything you need to know about independent education.


Battersea Evolution, London SW8 4NW

Independent Schools Show, the world's largest school open day

Saturday 13 November 10:00-17:00
Sunday 14 November 10:30-16:30


Over 200 schools, ranging from nurseries through to sixth forms, will be ready to answer your questions and discuss the best options for your child.

There is no more efficient way to meet a large number of heads, senior staff and admissions teams, to broaden your school search, and talk to schools about your child. 

Get to grips with your chosen schools' registration deadlines, entrance assessments, and the availability of scholarships and bursaries.

  1. ISC Leadership Theatre - unique access to the leadership of the sector;
  2. Good Schools Guide Forum - focus your school search with the authors of GSG guides
  3. London Parents Forum - dividing the capital in four - North & East, Central, West and South - to help parents plan their child's education journey.
  4. Keynote Scholato theatre - celebrating 15 years with a NEW 'in conversation' format chaired by Ed Vaizey.

There are over 100 speakers already confirmed. More are being added to the programme daily.

Your FREE general show entry ticket grants access to all the theatres. We are not ticketing individual sessions. 

Find our more about the 2021 programme.


This year's talks programme is the Schools Show reinvented. Our focus this year is interactivity. 

With three NEW forum spaces alongside our well-established keynote theatre, we have more speakers, more talks, more opportunities to ask questions and get answers. 

FREE for parents to attend, the 2021 Schools Show Talks Programme is going to be a unique festival of ideas and support for parents.

And as ever there are two great cafés. Use the Timetable to plan your visit


Meet schools featured in the Parents Forums at our forthcoming shows.


This term the online Parents Forum programme is building up to the shows in London and Dubai.

Online Forum events are free to attend, but we do ask parents to register in advance. 

Click on each event's title to find out more.

Nov 2
10:30 AM
10:30 AM

INTO London Prep Schools

London Parents Forum

This Parent Forum provides a unique opportunity for parents living in (or moving to) London to get an overview of the capital's most sought after prep schools: Eaton Square, Knightsbridge, St Anthony's School for Boys, St Anthony's School for Girls, Falcons Prep, Cameron Vale

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  • Knightsbridge School
  • Eaton Square School
  • Falcons Prep Richmond
  • Fulham School
Nov 9
10:30 AM
11:15 AM

Preview of the Independent Schools Show, 2021

London Parents Forum

Coming to the Schools Show this weekend, or thinking about coming? Join this Parents Forum for a unique preview of the 2021 show.

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  • Next Step Exhibitions Ltd
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Nov 16
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

INTO British Boarding | Full family relocations

London Parents Forum

At this Parents Forum webinar we meet a group of international boarders and then discuss what parents need to consider if they plan to relocate their families to the UK.

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  • Barratt London
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