Advocating for Independent Schools


  • Advocates for choice in education to government.
  • Represents the independent schools sector’s interests on education agency reference groups.

Through ISNZ, as a service body representing independent schools, we are given a voice to promote and protect choice in education. ISNZ provides a platform for engaging with government to advocate on behalf of the private schools sector. ISNZ is apolitical, and endeavours to work with political parties across the spectrum. Our government relations strategy covers a wide and varied list of interests, all of which would benefit our schools.

The primary focus for some years has been on the funding formula currently used to calculate the per student subsidy rate for independent schools.