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

  • 07.04.2014
  • Prep School wins College Hockey Tournament
  • Our U12 Hockey squad wins College tournament.
  • 27.03.2014
  • Swindon Music Festival
  • Prep School enjoys wonderful success at the Swindon Music Festival
  • 24.03.2014
  • Hare we go!
  • Our Year 5 Cirencester Hare Project will be launched to the public on Friday.

College News

James Murphy-O’Connor


Now in my fifth 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

  • 14.04.2014
  • Prior Park Students Help Walcot U13s to Resounding Rugby Final Victory
  • Two Form 3 boys were instrumental in helping their local team win the Bristol Combination Plate this weekend
  • 10.04.2014
  • Students Compete at National Biathlon Event
  • Several Prior Park students took part in the 2014 British Schools Biathlon Championships last weekend
  • 09.04.2014
  • Prior Students Invited to Attend Hockey Performance Centres
  • Congratulations to each of our students who have been selected to attend Junior Regional Performance Centres over the summer

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

  • 09.04.2014
  • Egg Banners
  • Art collaboration between the College and The Paragon
  • 08.04.2014
  • Competing at the Olympic Park
  • Minnie goes to the Biathlon Championships
  • 07.05.2014
  • And for a second time, Lola's a winner
  • Black Swan Arts Young Open Competition
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