Boarding is at the heart of Prior Park College. Up to 150 full, weekly and flexi boarders live in the family atmosphere provided by the boarding houses located in St Paul's and St Mary's. 

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The boarding houses are small communities of 11 to 18 year old's. St Paul's is home to approximately 90 boys who are divided between Roche and Allen Houses, while St Mary's is home to approximately 60 girls. We welcome international students from a broad range of countries. Our dedicated staff work hard to create a home-from-home environment, with plenty of interesting activities, opportunities for fun and time to share with friends.

Our most recent inspection of boarding gave Prior Park the highest praise across all 52 standards.

Weekly Activities
Our boarders have the opportunity to get involved in evening activities throughout the week. These activities are all on-site and provide boarders with extra musical, creative, sport and health opportunities.

Saturday Active is run every week and boarders can sign up to a different activity every term, they include sailing, computer programming, golf, craft club, animal husbandry, fencing, street dance, archery, cookery, extra English and basketball.

On Sunday, members of the Prior Park staff run activities or trips which range from cultural and active experiences to opportunities for retail therapy! Our full boarders have enjoyed day trips to the seaside, theme park outings, ice skating, cinema, a day trip to Cardiff for shopping and an afternoon of zorbing and human pin-ball!

Weekly and flexi boarding are very attractive options for an increasing number of families. This arrangement dispenses with the daily grind of commuting, while allowing family time at the weekends. It also helps generate many of the life lessons that full boarding does – fostering independence, tolerance and flexibility. Please contact our Admissions department for further details.

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