Welcome to the Information Standards Board

The Information Standards Board (ISB) for education, skills and children’s services is the overarching authority and governing body for the management and assurance of data and information standards in these sectors. It is jointly sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department for Education.

Information standards are necessary to allow people and systems to exchange and re-use information. ISB aims to develop a definitive set of standards through stakeholder consensus and to support their implementation by ensuring developments are shared effectively and lessons are learnt. An xsd file for the ISB XML Schema has been produced.

The use of information standards across these sectors will reduce processing costs at point of collection and publication. This will benefit children and learners as less will be spent on bureaucracy.  Standards also help analysts and software designers to utilise data more efficiently and effectively.

If you would like more information about the ISB or are considering developing data systems and want to learn more about our information standards please contact us.

The website will continue to be developed, including publishing the standards in different readable formats.

Latest News

December 2016 release now available

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
The ISB publishes new and revised standards in April, August and December. The December 2016 Release Note provides...

August 2016 release now available

Posted 2 years 1 month ago
The ISB publishes new and revised standards in April, August and December. The August 2016 Release Note provides...

Chair of Information Standards Delivery Board

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
ISB are pleased to announce that Nicholas Oughtibridge has agreed to be Chair of the Information Standards Delivery...

April 2016 Release now available

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
The ISB publishes new and revised standards in April, August and December. The April 2016 Release Note provides details...

The Information Standards Board is changing

Posted 2 years 9 months ago
Deep Sagar’s contract finished at the end of November. A new chair has not been appointed as the Information Standards...

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