Cricklade Manor Prep
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
About Cricklade Manor Prep
Cricklade Manor Prep (formerly Prior Park Prep) is a long established Independent Prep School located in the heart of Cricklade, Wiltshire. Cricklade is a short drive from the M4 and A419, making it easily accessible from Cirencester, Swindon, Malmesbury and surrounding areas.
The school is housed on an 8-acre site within the town, including a handsome Grade II listed manor house, a separate pre-prep department housed within a walled garden, a number of purpose-built classroom blocks and extensive sports facilities including astroturf and grass pitches, a sports hall and swimming pool.
Cricklade Manor Prep educates boys and girls from age 3 to 13. At the end of their time at the school, pupils move on to a wide range of independent, grammar and maintained schools.
The school aims to:
- Develop the academic, musical, creative, sporting and other talents of each boy and girl.
- Provide outstanding pastoral care in a secure, happy, nurturing environment, underpinned by principles of tolerance, kindness and respect.
- Create an outward-looking ethos, building links with parents and the local community.
- Prepare leavers for entry to senior schools at 11+ and 13+.
- Enable leavers to be confident, capable, caring and independent minded.
In September 2017, Prior Park Prep joined the Wishford Schools group and Guy Barrett was appointed as Headmaster to lead the school through an exciting period of investment, modernisation and development. The school was relaunched as Cricklade Manor Prep in January 2018.
Since September 2017, the school has been a member of the Wishford Schools group.
Wishford Schools is a family-run group of independent prep schools with a commitment to delivering the highest standards of education and providing the best possible experience to both pupils and parents. Schools in the group benefit from the support of the group’s Executive Team and a vastly experienced Advisory Board.