About Us

Prior Park Schools (“the Schools”) is a family of Christian schools based in Bath and Gibraltar.

Together, the Schools offer education for pupils aged between 3 and 18. Since the establishment of Prior Park College in 1830, the family has grown, with The Paragon School joining in 2006, and Prior Park School Gibraltar being opened in 2016.

Across three sites, the Schools educate over 1100 young people of all faiths and none. The values underpinning the Mission and the Schools’ educational offerings are Curiosity, Generosity, and Courage. The Schools believe that quality education changes lives and that outstanding schools are engines for transforming society. 

The academic success they achieve in the classroom is matched by the wide range of co-curricular activities they enjoy. In addition to being fun, these challenge them to persevere and succeed. We work together imaginatively and courageously to hone the skills and build the resilience our young people need to forge their place in the world. 

Our Schools have long been renowned for the quality of their pastoral care. Grounded in the love that sits at the centre of our Mission, our pastoral ethos allows young people to feel safe and secure to challenge themselves, to learn who they want to be, and to discover the difference they want to make. 

Each of the schools’ Heads is supported by a Leadership Team, who together lead the day-to-day educational business of their respective schools. The Board of Trustees (“the Board”) provides governance, challenge and support for the Heads and their schools via a number of Advisory Committees which include Local Committees for each of the schools, the Finance, Audit, Investment & Risk Committee (FAIR), a Governance and Nominations Committee, an Estates Committee, and a Safeguarding Committee.

The executive management of the schools is devolved to the Prior Executive Board (PEB), the standing members of which are the Heads of each school and the Director of Operations and Finance (DOF). The PEB drives the strategic development of the Schools, on behalf of the Trustees, ensuring that it is on track to deliver its vision for the Trust.

In addition, an Education Committee, led by the Heads with a nominated Trustee in attendance, works to share best practice and collaboration across the Schools.