Prior Park College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
622
AGES
10 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING

How Does The School Perform?

Full Report
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Independent Inspection Report
(2017-09-14)
0%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
22%
NATIONAL AVG. 14%
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
39.3
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 34.3
B
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
+0.23
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.02
Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
Boarding Type
Available
Scholarship Status
£5,085
to
£5,750
Day Fees Per Term

Progress Compared With All Other Schools

+ 0.23 A level Progress Score Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)
Ralph Allen Drive
Combe Down
Bath
BA2 5AH
01225 835353

School Description

A co-educational, Catholic Christian boarding school for 11-18 (day), 13-18 (boarding), with a friendly, vibrant and talented community. Academic achievement is a vital foundation, although 'success' is defined in the broadest and most inclusive way. Situated in 57 acres of grounds overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath. Full and weekly boarding available.

Prior Park College Reviews


Average Rating:

BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“A great, all round experience”
Our daughter joined Prior Park Prep school in year three from the state sector and it made a world of difference to her. In year 9 she continued to the College as a weekly boarder and we have been delighted with the development, opportunities and education she has received. The fees and all the associated costs are a big struggle for us, and it is apparent that we are simply 'not in the same league' as her friends but she has never been made to feel inferior about this by any of them. The academics are a very important aspect for us as she is highly gifted, but far more important is the culture of success being admired rather than mocked. The breadth of activities and opportunities also means there are chances for her to try things where they don't come naturally and she is not the best and to learn to persevere and deal with failure too. Staff are available and informal in guiding parents and the boarders are very supportive of each other. The location is beautiful. Some aspects of the school fabric is rather worn but feels homely. Overall we consider the financial strain very very worthwhile.
My son, now aged 24 went the whole way through Prior, first Cricklade and then the College. Excellent school, very happy with his education. Prior Park Prep in Cricklade was outstanding, easing him into a new way of life as a boarder. He chose to continue to the main school as he loved it so much!!!
Our son started at Prior in September and we have been thoroughly impressed by all aspects of the school.
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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.


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