Guidance & Compliance


Partner Schools Worldwide acknowledges the benefit of external codes of practice and is actively seeking external accreditation schemes that are relevant to the programmes and that will add value to its clients and other stakeholders. We regularly liaise with the British High Commission offices in destination countries and will divert a team if the FCO advise against travel for any reason. Below are listed the accreditations and other partnerships that demonstrate our commitment to safety and quality.


British Standard 8848

BS 8848 is a national standard for the safe management of overseas ventures and provides a specification for organizing and managing visits, fieldwork, expeditions, and adventurous activities, outside the United Kingdom. Partner Schools Worldwide Ltd conforms to BS 8848:2014. Self-declared.


Partner Schools Worldwide holds ATOL License 10695. ATOL is a financial protection scheme for customers who book a holiday that contains flights and accommodation such as PSW’s programme trips. This is a legal requirement.


Partner Schools Worldwide hold ABTA License Y6173. ABTA is the UK’s leading travel association whose purpose it is to help Members grow successfully and sustainably, and to help the travelling public have confidence in their travel experience. ABTA Members are committed to following a strict code of conduct for high standards of service, fair terms of trading and accurate information.