Our schools have to reach a very high standard to be eligible for IAPS membership, with a strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members' professional development training up-to-date. 

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. 

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IAPS schools directory

The schools directory contains a comprehensive database of information for prospective parents about independent schools (nursery and preparatory: 0 to 11, 13 or 16 years). If you are an IAPS school and would like to update your details in this directory, please contact our communications manager.


Any questions? You might find the answer here. If not, feel free to contact us


All IAPS schools must pass an inspection by either the Independent Schools Inspectorate or an appropriate government inspectorate.


IAPS is proud of the quality of its schools and takes any complaints about them seriously.