Why the PSA High School Programme?

  • With partners Xplore, we combine professional rugby experience at the highest level of the game with over 30 years of quality international student study placement
  • We have relationships with the top boarding and selected state day schools in the UK, Ireland, France and across the leading rugby playing nations globally, with each partner school extensively researched on your behalf
  • For any day school placements requiring a homestay residential add on, our in-market team recruit, background check and select all host families based on the rugby, family and community values that they share with PSA Academies and the player they are chosen to host
  • With our partner schools, we can offer tailored educational placements from short immersion experiences (1-2 months) to multi-year school placements
  • Our service is fully inclusive, offering male and female students from 10 to 18 years of age a hugely positive, life-changing academic and sports development experience
  • Our professional and dedicated team offer 24/7 support, across the application, onboarding and placement phases of each student and their family’s journey with us

Programme Overview

The PSA High School Programme is a high quality rugby-orientated educational placement initiative from the PSA Academies team, in partnership with Xplore.  As the leading independent provider of high-performance rugby camps in the UK, Ireland and France, we are uniquely positioned to offer ambitious young players and their families unrivalled opportunities to play and study at some of the world’s best rugby and academic schools globally.


Our placements are designed to give our players the best possible rugby and academic development experiences, adding significant additional value to ‘study abroad’ placements that have traditionally focussed on a more limited academic scope.  Our professional and highly experienced team offer a fully bespoke and tailored service that effectively matches interested players from across the globe with placements that offer the maximum academic, rugby and personal development benefits.  We create placement offers based specifically on your preferences in terms of format (boarding or homestay), duration and location, working to ensure that you have full visibility on and control over the package elements and associated costs.


All placements travelling to the UK, Ireland or France will also have the option to attend a PSA Rugby Academy in that respective country in advance of their educational placement, giving the player concerned an excellent immersion experience over the course of a 3, 5, 7 or 14 night residential high performance rugby development camp during the Summer.


Every placement offer will include a full overview of the relevant background information involved in the package including safeguarding, conditions of the contract and associated insurance/bond cover.

We offer a free, zero obligation consultation to all interested players aged 10 to 18 years old and their families – to sign up, please complete the short application form below and our team will follow up with more information.

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