The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with around 650 of the world’s leading prep schools in membership.
Schools must reach a very high standard to be eligible for membership, with strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development training up to date.
Although each of our schools is independent, and has its own ethos, they are all committed to delivering an excellent, well-rounded education to the pupils in their care.
We believe that schools should be unfettered by government interference and with fewer financial and other resourcing constraints than state schools, to ensure that their educational provision is tailored to the needs of the individual children.
The latest developments from IAPS plus featured news stories from member schools provided by our magazine, Attain.
We have a job vacancy at IAPS, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire: Communications Manager http://t.co/cBueipmsnX11:40 AM - 25 Aug 2015 by @IAPS_online
RT @GSAUK: MT @yaniedu: RT @isc_schools: Top 100 places in performance tables are dominated by ind schools http:http://t.co/hEfVrVxyZw12:17 PM - 21 Aug 2015 by @IAPS_online
RT @isc_schools: There are good state schools and good independent schools. Schools work together in partnership for their mutual benefit.10:16 AM - 21 Aug 2015 by @IAPS_online
"To compare every UK independent school with the top 500 state schools is grossly unfair." @barnabylenon on today's @Telegraph front page10:14 AM - 21 Aug 2015 by @IAPS_online
RT @isc_schools: It is not fair to compare the top state schools with ALL independent schools, most of which are not academically selective9:55 AM - 21 Aug 2015 by @IAPS_online
@cargilfield We have an article on handwriting in our next issue of Pre-Prep Press, watch out for it in the September mailing!12:01 PM - 20 Aug 2015 by @IAPS_online
RT @LeamBizAwards: #ff to our judges Sarah @lovebravissimo Vicky @CologneCotton @ChrisWhite_MP and David @IAPS_online who have a huge job a…13:31 PM - 18 Aug 2015 by @IAPS_online
There shouldn't be any prejudice in education...in either direction http://t.co/DbCZxDweFJ13:30 PM - 18 Aug 2015 by @IAPS_online
IAPS runs a well-established programme of professional development courses for members and staff in their schools. IAPS members benefit from a significant discount as well as the knowledge that all courses are tailored specifically to the issues that matter most to a prep school environment.
We aim to provide the best quality and value possible at our training events. This year, we are filming many of our courses so that video can be made available on the IAPS website. We hope you agree that this adds value to our courses because when you get back to school you will be able to review aspects of your course and even share sections with your colleagues. Please be aware that a camera is likely to be present at your course. It will be unobtrusive and will focus on the speakers.
To find out more about the courses below, please click on the 'More Info' button for the relevant course and/or use the left-hand green navigation headings.
For a brochure with all the details for IAPS Courses and Conferences for the 2014-15 academic year, please click here.
Modern prep schools offer a superb standard of education for pupils, balancing traditional values with cutting edge teaching and learning. Far from the traditional cliché of old-fashioned uniforms, rigid discipline and academic rigour, one of the key strengths of IAPS is the wide variety of schools within its membership.
Whether you are looking for a single-sex or co-ed school, day or boarding, one with a particular religious affiliation or one that provides special educational provision and facilities, there is an IAPS school for you.
A career in an IAPS-accredited school means the opportunity to work in an environment with all the usual plusses of an independent prep school, in terms of remuneration, resources, freedom for management to plan the curriculum with minimal government interference, plus an additional layer of quality assurance by virtue of the accreditation process.
The IAPS Headquarters are based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK.