Prior Park College A GSG School
- Prior Park College
Ralph Allen Drive
- Head: Mr James Murphy-O'Connor
- T 01225 831000
- E admissions@the…foundation.com
- W www.priorparkcollege.com/
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Bath and North East Somerset
- Pupils: 589
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Fees: Day £14,415 - £15,915; Boarding £24,285 - £30,510 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: The Paragon School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Sense of mutual respect between pupils and staff: ‘No horrible teachers,’ confided pupils. ‘A school you have to immerse yourself in,’ explained one new parent. Sixth formers have a particularly open and relaxed manner without being laid back. Pupil mentoring...
What the school says...
Prior Park College is a friendly, purposeful Christian community; Catholic in tradition and ecumenical in spirit. Praise and positive teaching encourage academic confidence and success. Dance & Photography have been introduced at A level and iGCSEs in Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Latin. The EPQ qualification is also offered to our Sixth Formers, with students gaining consistently strong results over the years since it has been in place. A tracking system helps to monitor pupils' progress and tutors dedicated to small groups of pupils oversee this.
An excellent enrichment programme includes music, dance, drama, sport, the Combined Cadet Force, our own community service programme and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme. Sport goes from strength to strength and our talented coaching team has been supplemented by strong rugby coaches and a netball coach who is a current England netball player. We are eagerly awaiting the completion of building work for our new Sports Centre, which is projected to be completed by 2015, which will further boost the strength of our Sports Department. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysSense of mutual respect between pupils and staff: ‘No horrible teachers,’ confided pupils. ‘A school you have to immerse yourself in,’ explained one new parent. Sixth formers have a particularly open and relaxed manner without being laid back. Pupil mentoring now under way...
Since 2009, Mr James Murphy-O'Connor MA PGCE. Educated at St Benedict's, Ealing, before reading history at Greyfriars Hall, Oxford, and then PGCE at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Began career at Stamford where he taught history, thence to Sherborne, where he was a housemaster before appointment to headship of brand new Sherfield in Hampshire. Father, Jim, played rugby for Ireland and was eldest of five brothers who attended Prior Park – most illustrious of them being (Cardinal) Cormac. Previous career experience was commendably outside the Catholic fold.
He is fourth lay head since Christian Brothers...