Prior Park School Opens

Prior Park School Opens

Prior Park School opened its doors for the first time this morning with Headmaster Peter Watts and teachers welcoming the inaugural 60 students to their classrooms.

The school is the first independent, co-educational, senior school in Gibraltar and the third in the family of Prior Park Schools, the other two being in south-west England.

The premises have been transformed since the former Sacred Heart School occupied the site in Old Town. Renovation work alongside the development of subject specific teaching areas and introduction of 21st century technology has been extensive, however the site retains much of the character of the original building.

Mr Watts commented “Today sees the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work, both on the ground here and from Prior Park College in Bath. I would like to thank all those involved but particularly the parents of our students here today, for their invaluable support and faith in the school. I am extremely proud of all that has been accomplished. The real work begins now and I and my team are looking forward to becoming an integral part of the Gibraltar community. Exciting times lie ahead.”

The school will work closely with Prior Park College in Bath, aligning in teaching practices and standards and providing a very British education. The range of activities and opportunities the school aims to provide are extensive, from Algebra to Zumba. Teaching staff has been recruited both locally and internationally.

An official opening of the school will take place in October with The Governor and Bishop in attendance.


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Philosophy Club had an exciting trip when they visited the Gibraltar Courts and had the opportunity to meet the Chief Justice.

Grandparents Day

At the end of May, we welcomed some of our students’ grandparents to school to spend the morning with us.

Prior Park Mock Election

Last week was Gibraltar’s General Election and here at Prior Park we held a Mock Election a couple of days prior.