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Published in cooperation with satips, Prep School Magazine contains articles and comment on best practice taking place in prep schools today. The magazine is read by Heads, bursars, governors and teaching staff in over 1500 UK independent prep schools and also contains regular competitions for students and teachers.

If you would like to submit copy for inclusion in the magazine, please read the submission guidelines here. The editor, Paul Jackson, can be contacted via

Published three times a year in January, April and September, magazine subscriptions can be purchased via our online bookshop. Individual issues are available for download as e-Zines and archive copies of the magazine are also available in PDF form. Please email us for further information.


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Guidelines for submission

Prep School magazine is the only magazine written by staff in independent prep and junior schools exclusively for staff in independent prep and junior schools.

Editor Paul Jackson is happy to listen to all editorial ideas, whether they come from teachers, support staff, Heads, bursars, governors – anyone with an involvement in UK prep and junior schools.

We also welcome submissions of brief news articles, telling the wonderful stories of achievement and creative learning that go on every day up and down the country. We are also very keen to receive photos either to accompany your article or standalone, although please do ensure that you have all the necessary permissions for the photos.


  • If you have an idea for a longer editorial article for Prep School magazine, please email the editor via with your suggestion. Paul will get back to you, although this may take a few days. By submitting, you are giving us permission to use your article in both print and digital form.
  • Prep School magazine is published three times a year, at the start of each school term (September, January and May). To help with planning and publishing deadlines, please do get in touch with the editor as far as possible in advance of the issue you would like your article to appear.
  • Suggested article length: approx 1300 words, plus two photographs, for a double-page article. News articles should be around 200 words in length, ideally accompanied by a selection of photos.
  • We will also consider book or product reviews (appropriate to the magazine).
  • Please include some brief biographical information and your email address.
  • We do not accept articles that are written in an advertorial style. All editorial must be of genuine use to independent school staff.
  • We reserve the right to reject articles. Whilst we are keen to celebrate the diversity of independent education, we also need to make sure that articles reflect the aims and values of the magazine.
  • We need to ensure that the content of each issue is balanced so it may sometimes be necessary to keep articles on hold for future issues. We will try to inform you beforehand which issue your article will appear, but cannot guarantee this.
  • We reserve the right to edit articles. Please let us know if you wish to see the edited version before we go to print.
  • We prefer to publish articles that have not been published before anywhere. If your article has been published previously, please inform us of this and ensure that you have permission to have it published elsewhere.

Photo Guidelines:

  • Please supply photos as an attachment by email to reach us by the appropriate deadline.
  • All images submitted to us - especially those featuring children - must come with all appropriate permissions for use and by submitting images, you thereby give us permission to use these images in both print and digital publications.
  • Please ensure that your photos are of as high a resolution as possible. This means 300dpi or above. As a guide, photo files should be over 1mb in size.
  • Photos for use on the inside pages can be portrait or landscape.
  • Photos to be considered for the front cover must be portrait and at least 2272 x 1074 pixels.