Cricklade Manor Preparatory

Cricklade Manor Preparatory

Day Wiltshire

Prior Park Prep is an IAPS co-educational day school for children aged 3-13, lead by Mr Mark Pearce. We have a Catholic Christian ethos but welcome children of all faiths and none. Located in Cricklade, just outside Swindon and within easy reach of Cirencester, Malmesbury and Shrivenham. Established in 1946, it is part of the Prior Park Schools family along with its senior school, Prior Park College, Bath, The Paragon School, also based in Bath and Prior Park School Gibraltar. 

Year Founded 1946
Religion Catholic
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Cricklade Manor Preparatory has a total of 0 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £2300 to £4820, per term.


About Cricklade Manor Preparatory

We create an environment that nurtures our pupils while providing them with an education that opens their minds. We support their development into well-rounded, curious young people, ready for a high-achieving senior school career in any of our best local grammars and independent schools, including our own Prior Park College.

Our educational offer is underpinned by our curriculum which is focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM). Our teachers are highly experienced and committed professionals and our class sizes are small, ensuring plenty of pupil-focused learning. Pupils benefit from our impressive on-site facilities. Most sports are catered for with indoor and outdoor facilities. We also have art and music studios, technology suites and a conservation area. Extra-curricular activities cover a range of other arts, sports and hobbies.


Prior Park Prep has recently taken a bold move and reduced its school fees for September 2017 by up to 15%, in order to give access to more families in the Swindon and Wiltshire area. At the same time, the school transfers its boarding to its senior school, Prior Park College, freeing up space for further day school facilities. Governors have also approved significant investment in the facilities, including a new Creative Design & Technology suite.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries are available. Please contact our Registrar for more information. 

Admissions Process

It all starts with a conversation. Please ring Mrs Penny Kelly, our Registrar on 01793 750275 and she will happily tell you about the school and arrange for you to visit so you can investigate it for yourself. Alternatively, pop along to one of our Open Mornings where our students will proudly escort you around the school. 


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