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

  • 21.09.2014
  • PPPS Rugby and Hockey Festival
  • The Rugby and Hockey Festival weekend for the U11 and 1st XV teams
  • 23.09.2014
  • Prior Challenge
  • Year 6 Taster Day at Prior Park College

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

  • 22.10.2014
  • Prior Student in final of Bath Young Musician of the Year
  • Finlay Dove has made it to the final of Bath Young Musician of the Year.
  • 22.10.2014
  • Prior Park's Kieran Kelly takes on Bath Rugby Academy captaincy
  • Kieran Kelly will be taking on the role of captain for the U18 team this Saturday.
  • 22.10.2014
  • St Mary's girls enjoy spooky bake-off
  • St Mary's girls enjoyed a fabulous evening of Halloween-themed cooking fun on Friday

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

  • 20.10.2014
  • Healthy Eating in Reception
  • Making smoothies
  • 20.10.2014
  • Our Christmas Cards
  • A tough job to choose
  • 20.10.2014
  • Building an African Keyhole Garden
  • Y6 get digging
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