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isbi schools is a small family run company based in the wilds of Salisbury plain. It was established by Pat Carter more than 25 years ago, who, as a young army officer with the remit of offering parents advice on boarding school to service families, took advantage of the new computer technology of the time to create a more efficient way of providing information on schools to parents.


Today we are one of the most popular website directories of independent, special and boarding schools.(isbi stands for independent, special boarding and international), and have been a trusted source of information and advice to parents online since 1999.  In 2015 isbi launched its new and improved comparison website exclusively for private schools - the first of its kind in the UK.

 We aim to offer parents the information and advice they need to help them make the best and most appropriate choice of shortlisted schools to visit, supporting them through the initial stages of what can be the difficult task of choosing the right school for their child. Our new improved website also offers parents the chance to compare independent schools in the UK side by side, enabling them to look at key information at a glance.

www.isbi.com is FREE to use for parents and probably offers the most comprehensive search facility for schools on the internet today.  Allowing parents to tailor their search to shortlist only schools that closely match their needs.


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