Attain's History

For over 15 years, Attain has offered fresh thinking about independent education. We offer a wide range of resources – news, features and programmes – to help parents across the UK independent sector.

Whether you are looking for an independent school for your child or just keen to keep up-to-date with news and thinking about private education, Attain covers all aspects.

Attain Magazine started small – from a kitchen table we distributed our print magazine to parents at schools in the three counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

It quickly grew into a sector-wide national publication read by Heads, teachers and parents at schools across the country.

In Summer 2020, we made the switch from print to being fully digital and stopped producing a termly print magazine for parents.

Attain today

We continuously publish throughout each academic term, offering a wide range of resources – news, features and programmes – to help parents across the UK independent sector.

When we started Attain over fifteen years ago, it was with one purpose in mind: to create a forum for intelligent debate about independent education.

That tradition continues to underpin all we do.

We aim to help parents by providing useful, engaging content which supports them in all aspects of independent education.

And, just like the sector, we remain independent and trusted to offer impartial advice and support parents in choosing a school for their child.

Our advertisers

We are extremely grateful to all the schools who advertise with us and do ask parents to please mention Attain when contacting any school discovered through our news stories, features or programmes.

Schools wishing to advertise through Attain can find further details of the options available.


In this section:

· About Attain
· Attain's History
· Why inspections matter