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 @ABAonline: CALLING ALL SCHOOLS: pupils can now nominate their member of school staff who goes above and beyond to tackle bullying for o…16:48 PM - 19 Sep 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @SVSPrep: We are the only independent School in Kent to have been awarded an Early Years Quality Mark! We're planning a big party to cel…11:15 AM - 19 Sep 2019 by @iapsuk
Latest Headlines out and available in members' section for heads: @DavidDavisMP speaking at #IAPSConf19;… https://t.co/QYXU0Iuk4e17:25 PM - 17 Sep 2019 by @iapsuk
Schools play a crucial role in supporting children’s mental health provision. Get practical skills and knowledge to… https://t.co/eahD6v4kLX15:04 PM - 17 Sep 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @iapsuksport: It is only one week to go until the first sport events take place for the autumn term. First up is girls’ hockey, followed…14:01 PM - 16 Sep 2019 by @iapsuk
Delighted to welcome @SIMSIndependent as our first #IAPSPremierPartner - helping prep schools deliver better outcom… https://t.co/3ptGePRPEP13:21 PM - 16 Sep 2019 by @iapsuk
It's #NationalTADay Celebrate your teaching assistants - where would we be without them?! https://t.co/33CKPhj3Vp8:44 AM - 16 Sep 2019 by @iapsuk
RT @MonktonHead: Helpful exposure of the contradictions that sit at the heart of the Labour discussion to abolish private schools. Independ…19:25 PM - 15 Sep 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.