Professional Membership

St James is a member of The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), a membership association that represents 700 of the world’s leading prep schools.

Its membership is a prestigious kitemark of quality within the independent school sector and an assurance that the school adheres to and meets strict standards. Regular inspections of all IAPS schools means that the quality of teaching and learning, management, governance, buildings and facilities are of the highest standards. For more information please visit

St James is also a member of The Independent Schools Association (ISA) which provides professional support to over 500 Head teachers. As a member, we benefit from high quality training opportunities and access to a wide range of membership services, while pupils enjoy an extensive programme of local and national Sporting, Arts and Cultural events.  The ISA was founded in 1879 and is the oldest of independent schools’ organisations.  For more information please visit