About Us

Prior Park Prep is an IAPS co-educational day school for children aged 3-13, lead by Mr Mark Pearce and based in Cricklade, near Swindon in Wiltshire. We're a school with a Catholic Christian ethos that welcomes children of all faiths and none. Established in 1946, we are part of the Prior Park Schools family along with our senior school, Prior Park College, Bath, The Paragon School, also based in Bath and Prior Park School Gibraltar

We offer a broad curriculum taught in small classes by teachers with a real passion for their subject. The school has outstanding onsite learning facilities set within eight acres of outdoor space. We have light and airy classrooms, fully equipped Art and Music studios, two superb Science laboratories, a well-resourced IT suite and a Creative Design & Technology suite opening in September. Outside our pupils have access to a conservation area, a pond, forest classroom, poly-tunnel and a wild meadow. Children at Prior Park Prep benefit from some of the best sports facilities on offer locally. 

Prior Park Preparatory School is part of Prior Park Educational Trust. Registered Charity Number 281242. Registered in England and Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee No 1521832. Registered Office at Prior Park College, Bath BA2 5AH. The Chair of Governors is Mr Michael King, c/o The Clerk to the Governors, Prior Park College, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, BA2 5AH.

Pupils are highly enthusiastic about their school and teachers and feel that they are treated as individuals within a friendly, supportive atmosphere, where they are safe and happy.

ISI Inspection Report

I like Prior Park because all the lessons are fun.

Year 4 Pupil