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

  • 27.02.2015
  • Fencing Achievements
  • St Gabriel's School, Newbury hosted this year's U10 boys and girls Southern Region Foil Championships.
  • 27.02.2015
  • Boys' Sport
  • Wednesday saw a full fixture card for all the boys.

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

  • 28.02.2015
  • CAFOD Fast Day
  • On Friday the whole school took part in a fast day to raise funds to fight poverty.
  • 25.02.2015
  • Cello Diploma Recital for Music Scholar
  • Music Scholar Sebrina Lambert-Rose (L6) will perform a cello recital on 5 March in the John Wood Chapel in preparation for her ATCL Diploma
  • 24.02.2015
  • Inter-Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament Huge Success
  • Ten schools gathered at Prior Park yesterday for a day of first-class Rugby.

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

  • 27.02.2015
  • A Day of Foundation Togetherness
  • Year 4 visit Prior Park Prep School
  • 18.02.2015
  • I am the Architect
  • Designing dens and dreaming of winning
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