The Prep School Baccalaureate

The Beacon pioneered and continues to be at the forefront of the Prep Schools Baccalaureate (PSB). This is a skills-based curriculum, which is followed primarily in the Upper School, although all boys, from Reception to Year 8, are encouraged to use nine Core Learning Skills that are the fundamental cornerstones of the PSB programme.

You may be interested to read more about the PSB on the PSB website.

Core Learning Skills

Children growing up in the 21st century will face a very different world of work to their parents. The challenges presented by technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (and a multitude of other new and emerging technologies) are likely to result in today’s Beacon boys having several different careers in their lifetime. They will need transferable skills to transition from one to another.

We are continually refining and developing our teaching and learning at The Beacon to embed these core learning skills throughout the boys’ entire Beacon experience in order to give them the best possible preparation for what lies ahead.

Simon Detre – Deputy Head (Academic & Digital)

Years 7 and 8

If you are exploring the next steps in your son’s education after Year 6, we would be delighted to discuss the wonderful opportunities available in our thriving Upper School at The Beacon.

Upper School (Years 7 and 8) at The Beacon offers our 11 to 13-year-old boys two more years to develop and grow in secure and stimulating environment in small class sizes as we carefully prepare them for their next steps into secondary education.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity for your son, please click here.