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Ashford Prep School Announces Membership of the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate

Date Posted: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Ashford Prep School is proud to announce that it is now a member of the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate (PSB).  This prestigious charity represents several world-class, forward-thinking Schools, including Downe House, New College Oxford and Edgeborough (amongst others) and provides a framework that celebrates the development of values, skills, attitudes and behaviours required for children to succeed and flourish.

Head of Ashford Prep, Mr Tiley-Nunn believes that education is about more than just passing exams. “True academic rigour lies in ensuring learning has both depth and breadth at its heart,” he said. Ashford Prep has a strong commitment to adventurous learning and is in a strong position to embrace the PSB framework. “The ability to award the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate at the end of pupil’s time at the School will help celebrate and recognise the pursuit of becoming a true all-rounder,” he commented.

One of the most exciting elements of joining PSB is that it will allow Ashford Prep teachers and pupils to significantly benefit from the wider network of schools within the group. They can access resources, guidance, training and opportunities that are shared with fellow PSB member schools.

Ashford Prep School is excited to begin the process over the next academic year of making the PSB work in a bespoke manner that suits the School. The framework allows for adaptation to ensure that whilst PSB schools may share certain principles, each is unique in the way that it delivers the PSB.

PSB strives to develop lifelong learners and believes that children who develop a love of learning will benefit as they progress into our ever-changing world.

Mr Tiley-Nunn recently met Mr James Barnes, General Secretary of the PSB, to discuss what becoming a member really means and how Ashford Prep School will benefit from the 21st Century educational framework provided.

Watch their conversation here: