The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with 700 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 safety and welfare of children in our schools is the first and most important responsibility of our members. For more information and guidance on safeguarding, log into the Members' Area.
The latest developments from IAPS plus featured news stories from member schools provided by Attain.
RT @SIMSIndependent: Did you know that SIMS Independent has been providing support, guidance and innovation to schools for over 30 years? F…7:59 AM - 21 Oct 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @KHSprep: It was a pleasure to welcome Rt Hon Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom & Ewell, to @KingswoodHouse this morning for a chat about the…8:57 AM - 20 Oct 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @MarkIAPS: The govt have issued Brexit guidance for schools @iapsuk https://t.co/NYmkJGpjcw19:31 PM - 19 Oct 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @iapsuksport: Spring term events are still open for entries. Don't forget to book your place before the deadline, Friday 29 November! #I…19:30 PM - 19 Oct 2019 by @iapsuk
Messing about in boats... @Moulsford link up with local charity @RivertimeTrust https://t.co/CiSRdFBAEv11:18 AM - 18 Oct 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @iapsuksport: Due to adverse weather conditions forecast by the Met Office, the U11 girls’ hockey qualifier, due to take place at Eastbo…19:49 PM - 17 Oct 2019 by @iapsuk
@swanbournehouse announces partnership with @theCALMzone mental health charity https://t.co/1YqoblJN2X10:30 AM - 17 Oct 2019 by @iapsuk
Busy couple of days for U11 boys #IAPSfootball and U11/U13 girls #IAPShockey. Thank you @LambrookSchool… https://t.co/mi3ENBKdvv9:03 AM - 17 Oct 2019 by @iapsuk
IAPS courses are designed to cover the most important and current issues facing Independent Prep Schools; appealing to a wide range of staff, including courses for Teaching Assistants, Safeguarding, Coaching, Pastoral Support, Mental Health first aid and Engineering in Schools. We continue to enjoy partnering with Dragonfly Training, AMCIS, AGBIS and ISC to deliver a diverse and comprehensive professional development programme. To complement our training programme, we have introduced IAPS iLearning – a digital, mobile solution to further meet the needs of IAPS staff.
You can download a copy of our 2019 - 20 Courses and Conferences Brochure
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.
The IAPS Headquarters are based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK.