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Prior Park Prep School joins Wishford Schools

We are delighted to announce that on Friday 15 September, Prior Park Prep will join Wishford Schools, a thriving group of high-achieving and happy prep schools.

Experienced Wishford Head, Guy Barrett, who has had remarkable success leading the transformation of fellow Wishford school Heywood Prep in Corsham, will become Prior Park Prep’s new Headmaster. 

It is a great privilege to lead Prior Park Prep as it starts a brand new chapter. In the past, the school has operated within the context of the other Prior Park schools in Bath. Now we have a great opportunity to really develop and grow the school in its own right, a truly independent prep school, while still benefiting from the support of the wider Wishford group.

Guy Barrett, New Head at Prior Park Prep School

Wishford has a strong track record of helping schools with clear promise reach their potential. We work with the whole school community, investing in outstanding staff and educational resources, to provide happy, supportive and innovative learning environments in which children are challenged to achieve amazing things.

Each Wishford school has its own clear identity. However, in joining the group, Prior Park Prep can look forward to benefiting from a thriving and active community, where ideas and best practice are shared between staff, and where children enjoy inter-school activities and learning experiences. The school will also have the support of Wishford’s Education Team and Advisory Board of highly experienced Heads.

I am delighted to welcome Prior Park Prep into the Wishford group. The potential here is enormous, and we are excited to see how our expertise and investment can help it flourish and grow.

Sam Antrobus, Executive Chairman of Wishford

Michael King, Chair of Governors at Prior Park Schools is convinced that this is a positive move for the Prior Park Prep School community. 

The Board of Governors is confident that Prior Park Prep will thrive with the Wishford group and under the leadership of Headmaster Guy Barrett.

Michael King, Chair of Governors, Prior Park Schools

The school will adopt a new name (to be decided) and branding within the next year. Plans across the other Prior Park Schools remain unchanged. Prior Park Schools will continue to provide excellent Catholic Christian education in Bath and Gibraltar, developing the talents of each boy and girl. 

Guy Barrett takes the lead at Prior Park Prep from today and we all look forward to welcoming you all back on the first day of term.