The Old School Henstead, an independent preparatory school for boys and girls aged two and a half to 11, has been elected to membership of the prestigious IAPS – the Independent Association of Prep Schools, which represents the top 600 prep schools worldwide.
David Hanson, chief executive of IAPS, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Old School Henstead to IAPS. Membership standards have become more demanding in recent years to ensure all of our schools maintain world-class status, and The Old School Henstead is a prime example of this quality.”
Headmaster of The Old School Henstead, which is located in an idyllic rural setting between Beccles and Southwold, said; “It is an honour to be awarded membership of IAPS, which represents the world’s most elite prep schools. The Old School Henstead seeks to provide the opportunity for every child to become a lifelong and resilient learner, providing a rigorous and appropriately challenging academic curriculum, complemented by regular opportunity for adventure and personal development. Our core values of confidence, resilience, empathy, adventure, teamwork and excellence guide us to be the best that we can be.”
Founded in 1892, The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is the professional association for Heads of the leading 600 independent prep schools in the UK and worldwide. IAPS exists to support heads as they strive to deliver excellent standards of education and care. It defends and promotes the sector and aims to define and inspire excellence in education. All IAPS member schools are regularly inspected and accredited against strict membership standards. Whatever the particular ethos of the school, parents can be assured that those with an IAPS kitemark will offer a high quality of teaching and learning, a high degree of specialism in many subjects and phases of education and generous resources.
Although each IAPS school is independent, and has its own ethos, they are all committed to delivering an excellent, well-rounded education to the pupils in their care. Whether they are stretching the brightest pupils, or dedicating special support and resources to those with particular needs, the aim of all IAPS member schools is to provide a challenging, purposeful education that makes a real difference to a child’s development and future opportunities.