Categories & Fees

Membership of ISBL means joining a like-minded group of professionals, who are committed to developing all aspects of school business leadership and management whilst supporting the emergence of a sector-led approach to professional development.

We welcome members from all schools types. We also recognise that those carrying out school business professionals have varying titles and levels of experience. Indeed, with responsibilities often spread across the leadership team, we would encourage all school leaders to benefit from our membership offer.

Additionally, in response to the emerging variety of school structures, we can now accommodate membership across trusts, federations and indeed less formal clusters, please contact our Membership Officer for further details on 02476 231221.

To reflect this we have 6 membership categories, as shown below.

 

Prices shown in the table below are effective from the 20 November 2017:

 

Membership requirement

Membership type

 

Affiliate Member

Student Member

Associate Member

Full Member

Fellow

Corporate

Practising School Business Professional

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Minimum level of professional qualification

N/a

2

3

4

6 and above

N/a

Part of the school strategic leadership

No

No

No

Yes

Yes*

N/a

Continuing Professional Development commitment in hours per annum

>7 hours

7 hours

7 hours

21 hours

35 hours

N/a

Membership cost

£99

£60**

£111

£135

£180

£210

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Free Trial

We do offer individuals the opportunity to trial membership for 60 days and this is available on all membership types excluding Fellows. If you would like to take out a trial ahead of commencing a full membership then this is available by entering the following discount code when joining: pZiJEw2p. Please note that a free trial membership is only available if you pay by direct debit, as the membership will commence 60 days from the date the trial is commenced unless the membership is cancelled.


The trial membership is open to any school business professional working in or supporting a school. This trial is not available for consultants or individuals working in a commercial business supporting schools. An individual may only take out one free trial membership and ISBL reserve the right to refuse a trial membership where individuals do not meet the criteria. (Please note the trial is not available to existing or previous members).