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The Independent Schools Magazines provides advertisers with a cost-effective way to reach decision makers in this important educational sector which consists of well over 2,000 schools serving in excess of half a million pupils.


Advertisement Rates include space in the printed magazine, the e-magazine, and on the internet and mobile versions of the magazine which offers direct website links to advertisers’ own websites at no extra charge.


The Independent Schools Magazine is A4 and full colour throughout.


Full Colour Advertisement Rates:
Full Page £1,600
Half Page £895
Quarter Page £550


The Digest:
Per single column centimetre £8

Product Reviews 150 words plus image £135

Company profiles Full Page ‘advertorial’ style £925


Leaflet Inserts Up to 100gms weight max A4 £105/k Other sizes available on request. Volume & Agency discounts by arrangement. Prices exclude VAT.

The title that works...
Printed... Online... From your tablet... E-magazine

Independent Schools annually spend more on resources, per pupil, than the state sector – £2.3bn on goods & services, (source ISC 2012).

Purchasing decisions are often made quickly & simply, speeding up the buying/selling process.

The Independent Schools Magazine, is the sectors leading title, publishing nine issues a year.
4,000 printed magazines are mailed to every Independent School in the UK (Readership 10,000 plus).
These copies are addressed personally to Head Teachers & Bursars.
Department heads, governors, & staff can request a free e-magazine delivered direct to their inbox every issue.
The online e-magazine directs readers to advertisers own websites, with just a click.

• Cost effective on the page advertising.
• Leaflet inserts.
• Company profiles.
• Advertorial opportunities.
• Client product reviews.
• Specialist features. (see feature schedule)

• For Clients from a wide variety of industry sectors.

• Help & advice from experienced sales & editorial staff.
• Honest distribution of the printed magazine.
• Online links to advertisers own websites.
• Cost effective advertisement & leaflet rates.
• Complimentary artwork & design service.
• More relevant editorial for this sector.



Media Information Leaflet 2019 ~ including rates, technical specifications and other details


"We have been advertising in The Independent Schools Magazine for nearly five years, also regularly contributing editorial for the past three years. I've lost count of the number of positive comments about our presence in the magazine from both existing and potential client Heads and marketeers."

Paul Kilvington, Founder, The School Branding Experts


"Schoolblazer have regularly advertised in The Independent Schools Magazine over the last ten years which has helped our business grow substantially to become the leading Independent School uniform and sportswear retailer".

Clare Burrows, Business Development Manager, Schoolblazer


"Many journals cover education, but as a PR company looking for targeted promotion, Independent Schools Magazine excels in its field. It has a clearly defined readership and contains well-researched, topical and current articles, which lend the right backdrop for advertising and promotional activity within its pages."

Charmian Robson, ABR Publicity


"The education market is important for Harlequin Floors and we advertise with Independent Schools Magazine to address our target audiences in the independent sector. Independent Schools Magazine is a high quality publication that continues to offer strong editorial content of interest to the readership. We appreciate the high level of professional support we receive from the title's editorial and advertising team."

Mark Rasmussen, Group Marketing Manager, Harlequin Floors


“Marathon has found The Independent Schools Magazine to be a great platform from which to direct our marketing activity, reaching a wide selection of our target market and consistently communicating our message via advertising campaigns and focused editorials. It is always a pleasure talking to the team and the service we receive is always friendly and professional.”

Jemima Ditum, Marketing & Media Manager, Marathon School Supplies Ltd


"Independent Schools magazine is an important element in our media mix and remains a useful window into the offices of independent school decision makers."

Jon Elson, Account Director, Media Managers Ltd (agency for CIE).