We welcome your interest in Prior Park College. Our goal is to ensure the admissions process is as smooth and transparent as possible.
Here is a summary of our Admissions Process:
- Please contact the College to make an initial enquiry, by phone: +44 (0)1225 831000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org We will discuss your child’s interests, current schooling and year of entry to the College.
- A follow up visit on one of our Open Days is recommended or, if these dates are not convenient, a private visit can be arranged.
- Applications should be made by completing the Registration Form and returning it with the non-refundable registration fee, before the deadline date.
- Entrance and scholarship examinations are obligatory and we will contact your child’s current school for a report.
- For Sixth Form entry, we obtain predicted GCSE grades from the child's current school.
- All candidates are interviewed by the Headmaster (or Head of EAL for international students) before a final decision is reached and an offer of a place is communicated.
- The Headmaster makes a decision and the offer of a place will be communicated to parents.
- Parents are asked to return an Acceptance Form and deposit. The offer of a place cannot be guaranteed beyond the deadline date of acceptance of offers.
Our aim is to admit pupils with academic or other qualities, who will gain the most benefit from the opportunities on offer at Prior Park, whilst maintaining a balance across the school – boys to girls, day to boarding. In the event of there being more applications than places available, places will be offered in accordance with the following criteria, the weighting of these criteria may vary:
- academic ability and school report or an informal teaching assessment
- extra-curricular interests and other talents
- whether the family are Roman Catholics or other Christians
- siblings* at Prior Park College or other schools within Prior Park Schools
- previous attendance at The Paragon or Prior Park School Gibraltar
- class size and size of the school roll
- other factors
* A child is a sibling if they are a full or half-brother or sister, they are an adoptive brother or sister, if they are children of the same household.
Full details of our Admissions Policy and Privacy Notices can be found on our School Policies page.
Approximately 16% of our total roll are international students. Details of our International Admissions Process can be found here
Prior Park offers a range of scholarships to talented students at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Head teacher of their primary, preparatory or senior school about the suitability of their son or daughter for such an award. Additional supporting reports from teachers or coaches are most helpful.
So that we can broaden access to our schools, the College is able to offer financial support to eligible families through Bursary Awards. Means tested bursaries may be granted in addition to scholarships. For further details, please speak with our Registrar.
You can refer to the downloads below for further information or contact Admissions.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Mrs Vicki Quinn, Registrar
Mrs Sally Fanning, Admissions Secretary (international students)
Mrs Analese Sigournay, Admissions Secretary (UK students)
ADMISSION DATES FOR 2023 ENTRY
Taster Day: Tuesday 11 October (Individual Taster Days can also be accommodated)
Sport Scholarship Assessments: Monday 5 December 2022
Other Special Talent Scholarship Assessments: Tuesday 6 & Thursday 8 December 2022
HM Interviews: Monday 9 & Wednesday 11 January 2023
Entrance Exams: Friday 20 January 2023
Closing date for registrations: Monday 28 November 2022
Taster Day: Contact Admissions to arrange
Sport Scholarship Assessments: Monday 23 January 2023
Other Special Talent Scholarship Assessments: Tuesday 24 & Thursday 26 January 2023
Entrance & Academic Scholarship Examinations: W/c Monday 30 January 2023
Closing date for registrations: Friday 13 January 2023
Taster Day: Friday 7 October 2022
Interviews & Academic Scholarship Assessments: Monday 7 November 2022
Special Talent Scholarship Assessments: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Closing date for registrations: Wednesday 2 November 2022