A 21st Century Education


A 21st Century Education


A registered charity providing a skills framework for junior & senior schools; Reception - Year 8.

The PSB is an assessment model that has at its heart the development of the values, skills, attitudes and behaviours required for children to succeed and flourish in an ever changing world. Children are encouraged, recognised and celebrated in their achievements, and directly prepared for the next step of their educational journey.





Key Information

what is the psb?

A programme of study for children 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.

psb 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 Joel Worrall of Stroud School. 

psb schools

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. 



There are now 27 junior and prep schools in the PSB and 20 senior schools that work closely with the PSB, providing staff and resources for meetings. Additionally the majority of senior schools accept the PSB certificate for entry at 11+ / 13+ together with their own entrance tests or core ISEB examination papers.


The PSB is proud to be supported by a wide range of senior schools who actively support and help to develop the framework. Click here to view our testimonials.


Schools wishing to discuss how to participate in the PSB can do so by contacting the General Secretary James Barnes using the form below, or by clicking here.


We endorse your desire for a rigorous and well-balanced academic curriculum and your vision of the PSB Learner. In addition, it should be useful to us to see the end of Year 8 pupil profile you propose in terms of assessing the development of our prospective pupils in all areas of school life.


Let's Chat.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions regarding membership, PSB schools or anything else you wish to know. We are open to listen to any propositons you or your school may have.

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