Socialising, feeling part of our community and being happy is conducive to academic success. With this in mind, we have many events throughout the year but most especially at the start of term to try to achieve this. BBQs, restaurant outings for the whole Sixth Form, themed film nights, social evening events in Houses, Sixth Form Fancy Dress Party, Proms, Charity events, themed mufti days, Jazz Nights, Band Night, concerts, theatre trips, education talks and pamper evenings.
Our U6 finish off their time at Prior in style with the Grand Leavers' Dinner, Leavers’ Concert and Palladian Ball in the Assembly Rooms in Bath.
As well as being happy, we set great store by nurturing a culture of responsibility and a sense of service, which contribute to our Sixth Formers becoming effective leaders. The fact that students look out for one another is immediately apparent as soon as you enter the school; kindness, self-respect and respect for others is instantly evident. This culture of concern is evident as Sixth Formers help junior pupils with both learning and adaptation to school life. Many of our Sixth Form are prefects for younger years, there are also opportunities to be part of the Paired Reading programme to lead discussions or debates.
Prior Concern is for many a highlight of the week; a chance for students to work in any number of local charitable projects including the homeless, nursery children and elderly. Eco-Prior acts to prevent climate change, works actively to conserve energy around the school and beyond and, of course, promotes the protection of the natural environment. Charities’ Committee are hard-working members of the Sixth Form, aiming to make as much money as possible for the worthy causes voted for by the entire school. Charities’ Week is a chance for each tutor group to compete to raise the most money; teachers getting sponged and cake sales are favourites.