ISRSA members number several hundred. Members receive mailings and information regarding forthcoming regional conferences. They may nominate members of the Council or stand for office themselves at the AGM in the autumn.


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ISRSA Religion and Worldviews Report

As the main voice for teachers of RS in UK independent schools, we express concerns about the proposed change to the name and approach of our subject.

Essay Competition

Announcing the winners of our Theology, Philosophy and Religion Essay Competition 2023.  The competition was sponsored by ISEB and Academy Conferences.

Fiona Bruce MP pays tribute to the ISRSA report on Religion and Worldviews

“Religious Education in Modern Britain” was debated in Westminster Hall, 1st November at 9.30am.


The ISRSA affirms that Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy are academically rigorous subject of vital relevance with a challenging and timeless voice.

We exist to support RS teachers in British independent schools, to provide networking and training opportunities.

We are also the voice for our teachers. We vigorously defend the value of our subject and present our views to educational decision makers.

We carry out cutting-edge research into our subject

We hold a a national annual conference and other smaller regional conferences

We are always keen to welcome new members to our organisation or our Council. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to join.

Our patrons are:

Liam Gearon, Associate Professor in Religious Education at Oxford University,

The Ian Ramsey Centre University of Oxford,

Tom Greggs, Professor of Divinity at Aberdeen University and co-founder of the Aberdeen Centre for Protestant Theology and


Professor David Aldridge, Head of Secondary and Further Education at Edge Hill University.  

Latest News

New article from Cecilia Bidie

Ceclia Bidie is Head of Theology, Philosophy and Religion at Wetherby Prep School. She is also a member of the ISRSA Council. She has an article on the importance of Religious Studies published in the most recent issue of Prep School Magazine. You can read the article...

Keep up to date with the attempt to change RS to R&W

Professor Philip Barnes (Kings College, London) here responds to a recent article by Trevor Cooling and Bob Bowie in which they claim that Christian Theology (alongside 24 other ‘worldviews' listed by CoRE) can become a conversation partner with a ‘worldviews’...

Public statement

The publication of our report 'Religion and Worldviews (Weltanschauung)' provoked a great deal of debate, including, from some quarters, demands that it should be withdrawn. We are issuing this public statement in response to these demands. Read the statement

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