A programme of study for children in Prep Schools that prepares students for the challenges of young adult life academically, personally, socially, culturally and spiritually.

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What is the PSB?

What is the PSB?

A programme of study for children in Prep Schools that aims to prepare them for the challenges of life as young adults in senior schools academically, personally, socially, culturally and spiritually. It does so by actively developing and tracking knowledge, skills and attitudes.

The team

The team

The PSB is overseen by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for ensuring the philosophy and direction of the organisation is in line with its founding principles. The management of the PSB is through the Heads' Committee who elect a Chairman, presently Rob Williams of Yateley Manor. 

The administration of the PSB is managed by the Communications Director, James Barnes. 

A number of senior schools are Associates who work with the PSB to monitor and advise at moderation meetings.

All member schools provide Leaders who have a key role in moderation and inter-school liaison. 


All the skills that the child has shown are counted up at the end of the PSB course, including extracurricular activities and the teachers’ own assessments of the children. You also sit formal exams in the core subjects and together these things are a much fairer way of judging the children.
— Josh Butcher - Year 8