Prior Park Schools are known for their exceptionally high standards.
Academic results are excellent, in 2016 the College saw it's highest GCSE results in the past five years and 98% of our Sixth Formers go on to university, the majority to their first choice university.
Prior Park School offers a deliberately broad curriculum in Years 8 & 9 followed by a more focused one for Years 10 & 11, leading to nine GCSE’s being taken. A core of English (both Language and Literature), Mathematics, Spanish, ICT, Biology, Chemistry and Physics is complemented by pupils choosing options from Art, French, Geography, History, Italian, Music and Religious Education (and depending on uptake other modern foreign languages, for example Arabic and Mandarin Chinese).
The 6th Form (Years 12 & 13) brings an increased range of subjects, with Computer Studies, Economics and Psychology being introduced, and the independent study required to complete an Extended Project Qualification. Our strong links with Prior Park College in Bath also mean that we have the flexibility to offer teaching in some of the subjects that they offer that we don’t via an online classroom environment.
School days begin at 8:30am with a pattern of assemblies and services, so important to sustain the ethos of our community. Lessons of forty minutes run from 9:00am until 3:40pm with a short morning break and afternoon break and an hour for lunch, with the time from 4:00 to 6:00pm being used for our co-curricular programme of sport, music, drama, service options and intellectual enrichment.