Categories of membership
There are two categories of Membership : Full and Associate.
Please use the buttons below to find out about each membership type.
1: Full Members
Full Members may be invited by the Committee to take up membership. He/She will be the Head or Principal of a school which satisfies the following seven conditions:
a) The school shall be recognised by the local Catholic bishop as being Catholic.
b) The school shall have been recognised as a charitable foundation by the Charity Commissioners.
c) The school shall be independent. d) The school shall be in the United Kingdom.
e) The school shall have been subjected to a nationally accredited inspection and found to be in good standing.
f) The expectation is that the Head of the school will be a practising Catholic. Where governors appoint a Head who is not Catholic, CISC will expect governors to provide training and support for the Head to enable the Head to lead a Catholic school, and will assist them in doing so.
g) Only full members attend the AGM.
2 : Associate Members
Associate Members may be invited by the Chairman to take up membership, but do not attend the AGM. The following are eligible for associate membership:
a) Heads of proprietary-owned schools, which meet the conditions of Full Membership apart from not being recognised by the Charity Commissioners as a charitable foundation.
b) Retired Full Members.
c) Catholics, and other Christians, who are in sympathy with the aims of CISC.
d) Heads of Foundation or Voluntary-Aided schools, which meet the conditions of Full Membership, apart from not being recognised by the Charity Commissioners as a charitable foundation.
e) Heads of Catholic independent schools outside the United Kingdom.