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

  • 10.12.2014
  • Swindon U14 Fencing
  • 18 under-14 fencing teams from Wiltshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire fought at the end of November to decide who was the best in the region.
  • 08.12.2014
  • Clifton Cathedral Commissioning Service
  • On Friday 28 November, the chaplaincy team for Prior Park went to a unique service at Clifton Cathedral, which was attended by every school chaplaincy team in the Diocese.
  • 05.12.2014
  • Musical Madness
  • The festivity is blooming and the sound of singing has been echoing around Prior Park this afternoon.

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

  • 10.12.2014
  • Second Carol Service Ends Term
  • Students and staff enjoyed a beautiful Carol Service this afternoon to finish the term.
  • 10.12.2014
  • Achievements Acknowledged at Final Term Assembly
  • The Headmaster led the final Assembly of the Michaelmas Term with a message that centred on the TS Eliot poem, The Journey of the Magi.
  • 10.12.2014
  • Carol Service
  • A highlight of the College's musical calendar, last night's Carol Service was another wonderful celebration.

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

  • 16.12.2014
  • Carol Service 2014
  • Love Shone Down
  • 09.12.2014
  • Squirrels met Santa on the Train
  • A wonderful trip for Nursery
  • 05.12.2014
  • Sing Out! Choir perform at The Orangery
  • Mrs Kearney's report
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