itrust supports access to an excellent education. Its broad aim is to support the education of children and their teachers. The work of itrust is supported by donations from IAPS and our member schools as well as funds provides by three smaller IAPS charities.
- Guidance notes for IAPS member schools
- Guidance notes for parents
- Further details on itrust and how to apply
Schools Access Scheme
The Schools Access Scheme (SAS) is designed to allow children from families that wouldn't normally have the resources to pay for a prep school education the opportunity to benefit from the start in life such an education provides. Applications must be made through an IAPS member school.
General grants and benevolent awards
The majority of these grants go to charities and organisations that will be able to deliver the maximum benefit to children (up to the age of 13). Small grants may be made to individuals (which may inclulde grants to pupils or to their school, providing teacher training or grants to teachers to enable them to conduct research). itrust does not support gap year students.
itrust can provide financial support for children of members or deceased members of the teaching profession to continue their education in independent senior schools (where their family's financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from doing so).
We can also make awards to relieve the hardship of members, retired members of IAPS or former members of the teaching profession and their families. Such awards are made following a needs assessment.
itrust awards a small number of bursaries, usually up to a maximum amount of £2,500 per year per pupil. Priority is given to pupils who have already started their education in independent schools and whose family's financial circumstances have changed.
The support of the school, or intended school, is essential and all awards are subject to an annual needs assessment review. The closing date for completed application forms is 31 January each year.
For further information on bursaries, please contact the grants secretary or download an application form.
Children hoping to take part in a junior choral course can apply to itrust for a bursary. Separately, the Harrison Memorial Fund awards grants to children aged between 8 and 13 who need financial support to attend residential music courses in the UK (including those organised by the National Schools Symphony Orchestra, the National Preparatory School Orchestras and Junior Choral courses).