Bellan House becomes a member of the The Independent Association of Prep Schools

At the end of December 2017 Oswestry School received notification that, following the application and subsequent scrutiny of its quality, the prep school, Bellan House, has been accepted into The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS).


To be eligible for membership of this prestigious group schools must reach a very high standard, with strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development training up to date.  Each school must also be committed to delivering an excellent, well-rounded education to the pupils in their care.  All schools within the group offer world-class education and care.


The IAPS believe that schools should be unfettered by government interference and with fewer financial and other resourcing constraints than state schools, ensure that their members’ educational provision is tailored to the needs of the individual children.  The safety and welfare of children in these schools is the first and most important responsibility of all members.


Having accreditation to this group is a great honour as IAPS is a kite mark of quality that only accredits those schools that can demonstrate they provide the highest standards and sets member schools apart in world-class levels of education and care.


Claire Belk, Head of Bellan House, commented, “This is a commendable achievement for us and something of which we can feel very justifiably proud.  It is confirmation of the high quality provision and commitment to the wellbeing of our pupils that we know is the intrinsic fabric of the Bellan experience.”