Prague
International, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Prague British School

K Lesu 558/2 142 00 Prague 4
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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: 481,700 Kč

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

Kamýk Campus: 700
Vlastina Campus: 220

Number of nationalities represented in the school

58

Most common nationality

The majority of these nationalities are represented by fewer than 10 students at PBS. Nationalities with more than 10 students are; Czech, British, Russian, Korean, Polish, Vietnamese, Dutch, Ukrainian, Slovakian, American, Chinese, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, French and German.

Max. number of students per class

In the Primary School the maximum class sizes are 20. In practice the actual number in any subject class is less than this as students are in different groups for different subjects.

Average number of students per class

The average Primary class size is currently 16. In the Senior School the average is 20.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

All PBS teaching staff and Heads are from native English speaking countries. The vast majority are from the UK however the school also has staff from Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Language teachers are native speakers of their subject language (French or German).

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes! With so many nationalities represented by 820 students the school has a lot of experience teaching children English. It is not possible to say how long it takes before a student is proficient in English as it can be anything from a few weeks to many months.

There is a slightly different approach to EAL (English as an Additional Language) in the Primary and Senior School.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Czech, French, German, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Please contact the Admissions office to check for availability.

Entry evaluation for students

We are an open enrolment school and, as such, there is no entrance test. All students entering Year 7 and above are required to take a written English assessment before starting the school.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

N/A

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications to the Prague British School are accepted all year round and students often start during the course of the school year. There is no deadline for applications.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

SAT, IGCSE, IB Diploma

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school recognises that each individual is unique and therefore it employs a range of strategies and responses to allow for the differing levels of ability within each class. There is a Learning Support Co-ordinator in both primary schools and the senior school, who works with pupils, teachers and parents to ensure that each pupil has the opportunity to reach his or her potential.

Learning support offered

An Individual Educational Programme (IEP) is provided for each child having support and the targets set are discussed with the parents at regular times throughout the year.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers a wide variety of optional extra curricular activities, both in the form of after-school clubs for pupils from Foundation Stage age, as well as residential trips for pupils from Year 2 upwards.

In addition to activities that staff provide free of charge, the school co-operates with a number of outside groups to widen the scope of activities available to our pupils.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Kamýk Campus: 2 gyms, outdoor running track, astroturf multi purpose sports field, multi purpose sports court, playground
Vlastina Campus: gym, outdoor running track, multipurpose sports track, playground

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Prague British School provides each student with a broad and balanced education in a safe and supportive environment that promotes an enjoyment of learning, strong motivation and excellence.

Working in close harmony with parents and the community, PBS enables students to reach their full potential and develop skills to become independent, self sufficient adults who will succeed and contribute to a global society.

Teaching approach of the school

Improving children’s learning is at the heart of The Prague British School. It is therefore essential that the curriculum it offers also focuses on this and allows children to enjoy their learning.

PBS Primary curriculum encompasses two curriculums:
English and mathematics are taught through the National Curriculum for England following the Framework for Literacy and Numeracy. For all other subjects, PBS follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), where students learn through a thematic approach, allowing them to make learning connections between the various subjects.

Senior School:
In Year 7, pupils make the transition from Primary School to Senior School. The Senior School covers Key Stage 3 which covers pupils aged between 11-14 years old (Years 7-9), Key Stage 4 which covers pupils 14-16 (Years 10 and 11), and Sixth Form which covers pupils aged 16-18 (Years 12 and 13).
The Senior School at PBS has approximately 330 students, with almost 70 in the Sixth Form. Entrance to Years 7 - 11 is non selective, however students wishing to enrol in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme must attain a minimum of five A* - C grades at IGCSE (or the equivalent) or successfully complete the PBS Pre-IB programme. Further, students should attain an A or B in the IGCSE subjects that they wish to study at Higher level in the IB.
PBS students take up to nine IGCSE subjects, depending on their language skills. PBS has an excellent academic reputation, with virtually all students progressing to university.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in CZK

Yearly fees: 471,700 Kč
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 10,000 Kč
Total first year fees: 481,700 Kč
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Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in Prague:
Vlastina Campus: Ages 3 to 14
Kamyk Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@pbschool.cz
School's webpage: www.pbschool.cz
School's Fees webpage: www.pbschool.cz/School-Fees
Address: K Lesu 558/2 142 00 Prague 4