The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with around 650 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. Whilst schools in the association are independent, and have their own ethos, they are all committed to delivering an excellent, well-rounded education to the pupils in their care.
IAPS believes 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 Good Schools Guide
The Good Schools Guide (GSG) has been the leading independent reviewer of schools in the UK for the last 25 years. They have a national team of reviewers who give are honest, opinionated and fearless reviews. A school can pay to be included in (or choose to be excluded from) The Good Schools Guide and schools are not charged for reviews.
The Independent Schools Council
The Independent Schools Council (ISC) brings together eight associations of independent schools, through which they represent over 1,200 independent schools in the UK and overseas.