Introduction

Prior Park College is a mixed Roman Catholic public school for both day and boarding students. Situated on a hill overlooking the city of Bath, Somerset, in southwest England, Prior Park has been designated by Historic England as a Grade I listed building.

 

Prior Park Schools recognise the duty to use our talents, developing ourselves to be “the person God wants you to be”. We must celebrate the uniqueness of every child, be grateful for our gifts and generous in their use, be faith-filled and hopeful, reflective and wise, compassionate and disposed to serve others and truthful and honest in our dealings.

 

The pursuit of study, strong pastoral care, religious life and personal formation are integral to the Prior Park Schools.

 

The Landscape Gardens, which were once part of the site, are now owned by the National Trust. The garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath. The gardens feature a stunning Palladian bridge, one of only four in the world of this design, which was created in the 18th century by Ralph Allen, with advice from ‘Capability’ Brown and the poet Alexander Pope.

 

 

Features

At the core of a Catholic school’s mission is educating the whole person and thereby providing for all aspects of human development: intellectual, social and spiritual.

 

The distinctive nature of a Catholic and Christian education comes from being grounded on the person and teaching of Jesus Christ. This is expressed in many ways within the Prior Park Schools’ communities and a child-centred statement of values and attitudes has been endorsed in “The Prior Way” (see below).This is based on the profound teaching of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes to give focus to our schools living out Christian values within their distinctive traditions.

 

 

Alumni

Stephen Bowman, member of Brit Award winning band Blake

Leonard Calderbank (1809–64), Roman Catholic priest

Damian Cronin, Bath and Scotland rugby player

Charles Kent (1823–1902), poet, biographer and journalist

Peter Levi, Professor of Poetry at University of Oxford

Christopher Logue, CBE, poet

Sir Ken Macdonald QC, Director of Public Prosecutions of England and Wales, head of the Crown Prosecution Service

Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British theatrical producer (formerly partnered with composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury

Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Michael Please, BAFTA winning animator

Hugh Scully, broadcaster

 

Additional Info

牛津剑桥大学录取率 Oxbridge rateN/A
城市 CityBath
邮编 PostcodeBA2 5AH
最低年龄 Start Age11
最高年龄 End Age19
宗教信仰 ReligionRoman Catholic
ISI教育质量报告 ISI Integrated/Education quality reporthttp://isischools.devprocess.com/DownloadReport.aspx?t=c&r=6797_012011_s.pdf&s=6797