The Prior Foundation. An Education for Life.

The Prior Foundation comprises three top independent day and boarding schools, set in the beautiful South West of England, each providing a high achieving, co-educational, Christian education. Our encouraging ethos nurtures pupils to become confident, capable, compassionate and independent-minded young people.

Preparatory News

Mark Pearce


Prior Park Preparatory School in Cricklade (Wiltshire) is a school where every child matters. I am proud of the culture of academic excellence within our warm and friendly Christian environment. The staff treat every pupil as an individual, ensuring they receive the best education for their needs. This is an exciting time at the Prep School where we are embracing the latest technology to ensure we offer a modern education, whilst not forgetting traditional values. Read More.

Mark Pearce – Headmaster

  • 24.04.2015
  • Fencing
  • Two pupils took part in the GB Youth Series
  • 23.04.2015
  • Cricket
  • The boys began their Cricket fixtures against Wycliffe
  • 23.04.2015
  • Biathle Success
  • Pupils attended the South West Biathle Championships

College News

James Murphy-O’Connor


Now in my sixth year as Head of Prior Park College in Bath, I am excited about leading the implementation of the new initiatives that we have planned, which include the building of a Sports Centre, making full use of the new IT system and rolling out the new Girls' House. Meanwhile, we continue to build on those areas in which we have traditionally excelled, such as our caring ethos, pastoral care, excellent academic standard, performing arts and competitive sports. Read More.

James Murphy-O'Connor – Headmaster

  • 27.04.2015
  • Sixth Formers on Mission to Romania
  • Four Prior students are cycling from one end of the country to the other to raise money for their second construction project in Romania.
  • 24.04.2015
  • NASA Scientist Astounds with Asteroids
  • Dr Paul Abell, Lead Scientist for Planetary Small Bodies, wowed Prior students today with facts and figures about asteroids and their threat to earth.
  • 21.04.2015
  • Prior Park Expands to the Mediterranean
  • Prior Park Schools’ Governors and Headmasters have much pleasure in announcing that the Prior Park Educational Trust will be opening a new Catholic independent senior school in Gibraltar in September 2016.

Paragon News


As Head as well as a parent at The Paragon Junior School in Bath, I have a strong interest in making it the very best school it can be. I firmly believe that our children's years at school should be some of the best of their lives and am determined to make this true for Paragon children. Read More.

Andrew Harvey – Headmaster

  • 22.04.2015
  • Prior Park Schools Expands to the Mediterranean
  • Opening a new independent senior school in Gibraltar
  • 10.04.2015
  • British School Biathlon Championships
  • Who can ask for more than 15 personal bests!
  • 08.04.2015
  • March Sporting Success
  • A busy month
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