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Description: IAPS
IAPS is the leading association for Heads of independent prep and junior schools in the UK and internationally, providing its members with a range of support services, advice, professional development and a voice with government.
Headteachers can only join IAPS if they have been accredited through a range of measures of quality of the schools that they run. They must demonstrate the highest standards of education and care, and that their school offers an all-round, values-led, broad education which produces confident, adaptable, motivated children with a lifelong passion for learning.
While the values may be the same, each of our schools is independent and distinct: we have single-sex and co-educational, boarding, day and mixed, urban and rural. Sizes vary from more than 800 pupils to around 100.
We have one of the independent sector’s top training programmes which includes a broad range of professional development courses. New members are offered a highly qualified IAPS coach as support and members are divided into district groups by geographical location, giving them the chance to meet with fellow heads on a regular basis. We organise sporting tournaments for pupils to a national standard in a wide range of sports. Our annual conference brings together members and leaders in educational thinking, politics and business.
With over 600 member schools in the UK and around 50 beyond it, IAPS offers excellent opportunities to members for fellowship and networking. 
The Board and Officers for 2023–2024
Chair: Andrew Nott
Members of the Board:
Elected Board Directors
Emma Goldsmith
Charlotte Johnston
Elaine Rawlings
Maxine Shaw
Tim Smith
Bill Toleman
Jim Walton
Independent Board Directors
Mojca Lozar
Lucy Murphy
Camilla Gray Muir
Caroline Townsend
Dean White
Chief Executive: Dominic Norrish
Director of Education: Mark Brotherton
Director of Membership Services: Emilie Darwin
Head of Finance: Jackie Moore
Membership Secretary: Petra Hancock
Facilities Manager: Christine McCrudden
Independent Association of Prep Schools
Bishop’s House, Artemis Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6UD
Tel: 01926 887833 • email: iaps@iaps.uk
Twitter: @iapsuk • Twitter (Sport): @iapsuksport
Facebook: @UKIAPS • LinkedIn: /company/iaps