The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with over 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 our magazine, Attain.
@StMarysJuniors @StMarysSch @TheRSC 'For never was a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo'7:47 AM - 24 Jun 2018 by @iapsuk
#plasticpollution @HazlegrovePrep fight against plastic sculpture https://t.co/t6MydZiuxe17:06 PM - 23 Jun 2018 by @iapsuk
iArt competition winners' exhibition is running at the Slate Art Gallery, Leamington Spa until 1 July. Gallery open… https://t.co/8wcCmS3a7S12:29 PM - 23 Jun 2018 by @iapsuk
RT @StFaithsSport: We would like to say a massive thank you to @iapsuksport @iapsuk who are providing such wonderful opportunities for pupi…7:08 AM - 23 Jun 2018 by @iapsuk
iArt competition winners' exhibition is running at the Slate Art Gallery, Leamington Spa until 1 July. Gallery open… https://t.co/zEZtZmHUsm18:16 PM - 22 Jun 2018 by @iapsuk
RT @WalthamstowHall: Evidence supports what we instinctively know; regular contact between old and young people is good for both parties. E…11:35 AM - 22 Jun 2018 by @iapsuk
RT @iapsuksport: THAT'S A WRAP! It has been another successful year for us at IAPS Sport. Thank you to all the competitors, schools, coache…11:32 AM - 22 Jun 2018 by @iapsuk
RT @BSAboarding: Happy Friday! How has your school been celebrating #nationalboardingweek? Don't forget to tweet us about what you are gett…6:58 AM - 22 Jun 2018 by @iapsuk
IAPS offers a successful and reputable programme of professional development courses and conferences which are available for all staff in our member schools. Our courses are designed to cover the most important and current issues facing Independent Prep Schools. Together with our subject courses, we are offering new courses which include Pay Restructure, Reasonable Adjustments, Safer Recruiting and Safeguarding. This year we are working together with Dragonfly Training, Independent Thinking Ltd, AMDIS, AGBIS, The Priory Group and ISC to deliver a diverse and comprehensive training programme.
You can download a copy of our 2017-18 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.
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.