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Who is AROPS for?

As alumni engagement has been increasingly professionalised, and political narratives around independent education have dramatically changed, AROPS has evolved to widen its membership base. Tradiationally, AROPS membership has been drawn from Old pupils’ societies and associations. We now actively support and welcome representatives from schools with a special interest in, or direct responsibility for:

Alumni Professionals
Professional Alumni, Parent and stakeholder engagement functions and teams.

Development Professionals
Development Departments and staff.

Senior Leadership
Heads, Senior Leaders and Governors.

Marketing & Admissions
Admissions, Communications and Marketing professionals and volunteers.

Parents & Community
Parents’ Associations and Whole Community Associations or Societies.


Volunteers
Volunteers working on Alumni Committees.


International Schools
Overseas Schools Alumni and Development Professionals.


Become A Member

AROPS is open to representatives of all school alumni societies and professional alumni functions in schools, and provides a forum for the exchange of best practice and sharing of experiences, ideas and solutions. We have a wide range of members from small prep schools through to established societes in leading public schools.

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Member Benefits


Low Cost Membership

Accessible to smaller schools and alumni societies.

Annual AGM

To review and revitalise AROPS year on year.

Annual Conference

Inspiring speakers, networking, education and inspiration.

Regional Meetings 

Free to member schools, societies and associations.

Members’ Directory

Printed and online directory.

Termly E-Newsletters

Useful information, links to thought pieces, events and news.

LinkedIn Group

Over 120 members in professional network


Reports and Thought Leadership: 

Summarising meetings, breakout sessions and talks.


Industry Benchmarking Survey: 

Access to benchmarking and key performance indicators.


Thought Leadership: 

Access to industry events, blogs and articles.


Membership Rates

The annual subscription rate currently is £50 per society to include three nominated representatives.


The following discounted rates are available to societies with the following annual incomes:

[Up to £5,000] - £25

[Between £5,000 and £10,000] £37.50

[Over £10,000] £50


Any questions? Please contact Keith Balkham, AROPS Treasurer at treasurer@arops.org.uk

To apply for these rates please send a copy of the society’s last accounts with your membership form.

Membership Form

Who can join?

Schools’ Alumni Associations, Clubs or Societies

Prep Schools

Senior Schools

State Schools and Academies

Free Schools

Sixth form Colleges

Overseas Schools

Groups of Independent schools

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