iTrust was formed in 2011 and is IAPS' charitable trust.

We direct most of our charitable activities through iTrust, and encourage our member schools to do the same.

The broad aim of iTrust is to support the education of children and their teachers. Its work is supported by the income from funds provided by three smaller IAPS charities and by donations from IAPS and our member schools.

For further information on the work of iTrust, please click here

Schools Access Scheme

iTrust also supports applications for the IAPS Schools Access Scheme.

Applications must first be made through an IAPS member school. 

The Schools Access Scheme was first launched in 2015 and 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 first be made through an IAPS member school.

You can download an application form, view guidance notes for schools or parents, or view case studies of previous beneficiaries. 

General grants and benevolent awards

Applications for grants to support the education of children up to the age of thirteen are considered at termly meetings of the trustees.

iTrust does not support gap year students, and focuses the majority of these grants on charities and organisations that will be able to deliver the maximum benefit to children. Small grants may be made to individuals.

iTrust also makes awards to relieve the hardship of members or former members of the teaching profession and their families. Such awards are made following a needs assessment. 

For further information, please contact Jackie Moore on 01926 887833, or view case studies of previous beneficiaries.


iTrust awards a small number of bursaries, usually up to a maximum amount of £2,500 per year per pupil, at our summer meeting.

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, please contact Daphne Cawthorne.

You can download an application form, or view case studies of previous beneficiaries.


iTrust can offer bursaries to children hoping to take part in a junior choral course. 

Separately, the Harrison Memorial Fund awards grants to children aged between eight and fourteen, who need financial support to attend residential music courses in the UK. Such courses include those organised by the National Schools Symphony Orchestras, the National Preparatory School Orchestras, and the Junior Eton Choral Courses.

For further information please download an application form or contact Kathy Uttley.

There are other charities that provide support for school fees and you can find information here