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

  • 20.10.2014
  • All Hallows Choristers Welcomed at Prior Sunday Mass
  • The All Hallows Prep School choir lent their beautiful voices to Sunday Mass, with staff and parents joining the congregation.
  • 20.10.2014
  • Musicians impress at Informal Lunchtime Recital
  • Students from L3 to L6 performed for a live audience in the John Wood Chapel on Friday.
  • 17.10.2014
  • Singers' Masterclass with James Gilchrist
  • Prior Park is incredibly fortunate to have a masterclass with one of the leading English tenors of the century, James Gilchrist, who will be in Bath giving an Abbey concert, and has made time to visit us on Friday 7 November.

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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