The Independent Association of Prep Schools

The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with over 670 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 our Members' Area.