Prior Park College is delighted to announce that from this September, Boarding will be extended as an option to students in all year groups, including Years 7 and 8. Currently boarding starts at age 13+.
Headmaster James Murphy-O’Connor explains, “As a result of an increase in demand for boarding in Bath and the unprecedented number of applications to the College, I and the Governors believe it is the right time for boarding to be available on a weekly or full time basis, across all of our year groups.”
Students will be integrated into the current thriving boarding houses but as numbers grow, the College expect to expand their facilities.
Boarding students represent approximately one third of the total pupil numbers at Prior Park College which in this academic year stands at 602, its highest roll to date.
The College is one of four Prior Park Schools and as part of a Group realignment, it is proposed that boarding will move from its Prep School in Cricklade to Bath this September. Mr Murphy-O’Connor continued, “Prior Park Prep will utilise its current boarding facilities to create new learning zones for its increasing number of Day pupils and focus on providing affordable, high quality, all-round education for its surrounding area.”
Prior Park College’s next Open Door Day is on Friday 3 March, 9:30-11:30am when prospective families are welcome to visit and have a tour of the school, seeing life at Prior on a normal working day.