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.
#IAPSswim Two weeks to go until the finals @AquaticsCentre Such a popular event, our website crashed when we posted… https://t.co/ZpljzHgJBX15:57 PM - 24 May 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @ISC_schools: Did you know the annual saving to the UK taxpayer through the education of children and young people in the independent se…10:57 AM - 24 May 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @SJCS_Cambridge: Fantastic couple of days at the @iapsuk sailing championships. Thank you to @iapsuksport and @WPNSA for hosting such an…20:10 PM - 23 May 2019 by @iapsuk
Some wonderful winners in the iArt 2019 competition. Here's the winner of Year 1-2 from @prep_mk https://t.co/3ISnu4wRIT18:09 PM - 23 May 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @PhilHardyCPS: Thank you @ICT_MrP for a wonderful day of training, as ever you were brilliant. Raising literacy standards through use of…14:07 PM - 23 May 2019 by @iapsuk
@votesforschools have produced some debate resources for schools around internet safety. Find them on our website… https://t.co/9vRAa44nUG19:08 PM - 22 May 2019 by @iapsuk
#iTrust meeting today, supporting the education of children and their teachers. Read more: https://t.co/dWGtM8ALc9 https://t.co/ptAnIa5hrV14:02 PM - 22 May 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @MarkIAPS: Yes thanks indeed...but also huge thanks to the @iapsuksport team who do an amazing job behind the scenes! @iapsuk https://t.…11:31 AM - 22 May 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 and Engineering in Schools. We are excited to be welcoming Professor John Hattie to the IAPS circuit, where he will be presenting a conference at Wellington College based around Visible Learning. We continue to enjoy partnering with Dragonfly Training, Independent Thinking Ltd, AMCIS 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 2018-19 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.