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Plan your child's future

Come and meet the biggest names in British education, all under one roof. 

With 200+ of the UK's top independent schools exhibiting, this is the best way for parents to explore the life-changing educational opportunities available at independent schools in a single day and a single place. Parents have a fantastic chance to meet a selection of the most prestigious independent schools without travelling hundreds of miles.

Make key introductions and speak one-on-one with the admissions directors and the heads of top independent schools, from pre-prep through to sixth form.

Hear from heads and leading educational experts in our four Education Theatres and workshops to find out more, from guidance in choosing the right school to getting smart about funding your child's education.

There is no better way to find out about entry requirements, explore scholarships and bursaries and to get answers to your specific questions than to come to the Show, and speak to schools in person.

Independent Schools Show

8 November – 9 November 2024

Friday: 6pm-9pm | Saturday: 9am-5pm
Battersea Evolution, SW11 4NJ

Offers at ISS2023

NEW this year are some spectacular in-show offers for our visitors. Find out more.

Explore the Show's Features

The Independent Schools Show at the Battersea Evolution is the world's biggest school open day.

World Class Advice

Experts from The Good Schools Guide - the home of impartial, straight-talking and thoroughly researched reviews - discuss school choices with heads, live at the Show.

Answers for parents

Our keynote stage, the Think Academy Theatre, tackles all the key parenting concerns.

London Choices
Meet a wide range of London schools, find out about academic requirements, entry tests, and the key admission deadlines.
Experience Boarding

A trail of discovery for your child, while you meet boarding schools.

Bursary & Scholarships
Get a remarkable overview of the fee assistance available in individual schools.
Planning to move out of London? Use the Show to find the perfect school.


Find the perfect school for now & plan your pathway forward

4+ 7+ Choices
Nursery, pre-prep and prep school entry.
11+ 13+ Choices
Meet senior day & boarding schools, plus boarding prep schools that prepare for senior boarding.
16+ Choices
Discover the wide range of independent sixth form choices


Think Academy
Evening Standard
Good Schools Guide
The Times, The Sunday Times
Bonas MacFarlane
Muddy Stilettos

What's New


Mar 2024

12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Join us this March for our 11th annual showcase of British Boarding Schools as we return with 30 leading Boarding Schools to the Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE.


Mar 2024

11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Meet the UK's leading experts and talk 1-1 with admissions staff from the top boarding schools.


Mar 2024

10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Returning to Hong Kong for the fourth time. Meet the UK's leading experts and talk 1-1 with admissions staff from the top boarding schools.