Prior Park College


Prior Park College Location

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Northern England



Prior Park College is a Catholic Christian community as well as being a balanced, open and ecumenical community. Beyond high academic expectations as the core foundation, pupils are encouraged to achieve their best in a wide and varied range of subjects.

There is a focus on five key areas of development:-- Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Creative, Social. Together these nurture the fully rounded individuals we strive to educate.

Pupils enjoy the Prior Park spirit in which everyone cares for one another. Individuals grow as a result of being respected and all talents are celebrated.

Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves, form opinions and communicate well. Academic rigour is combined with creativity and cultural opportunities.

A philosophy of sport for all, as well as elite teams, ensures every individual benefits from organised, physical exercise.

Prior Park excels at encouraging pupils to look at the world from different perspectives, challenging received wisdom and generating ideas. This is witnessed in the outstanding quality of performing arts as well as teaching and learning across the curriculum.

Prior Park seeks to nurture a culture of responsibility, an understanding of all others and a sense of service.

Unique Points

A school since 1830 and co-educational for over 25 years. Situated overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath. One of the largest fully Co-educational Catholic Independent boarding and day schools in the UK. There is a family feel to the 130 strong boarding community. A full weekend activity programme with 23 courses such as archery, sociology masterclass, Mandarin and many more running on Saturday morning is very popular. Inter-House competitions, strong music, sport and performing arts ensure each pupil is nurtured to achieve their best within a wide range of subjects.

Entry Requirements

An entrance test is required where a pupil’s mother tongue is not English. Pupils also sit a Maths test. A school report is required. All overseas pupils must have an adult guardian resident in the UK – this is a pre-requisite for entry to the College.

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