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About us - History

Founded in 1994 by a group of established Guardianship Organisations and boarding schools, AEGIS now includes 80 UK schools/colleges and 40 Guardianship Organisations. AEGIS is an independent organisation inspecting and accrediting reputable Guardianship Organisations throughout the UK. AEGIS school/college members belong to many professional bodies and support our accreditation scheme.

AEGIS is a registered charity, charity number 1111384.

Supported by the British Council, The Independent Schools Council (ISC), The Boarding Schools Association (BSA) and many other professional educational associations - The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), The Girls Schools Association (GSA), The Society of Headmasters and Headmistresses of Independent Schools (SHMIS), The State Boarding Schools Association (SBSA), The Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS), The Independent Schools Association (ISA), AEGIS also works closely with the DfE and the BIS.