A brief introduction to The Paragon

We have Squirrels Nursery (3 to 4 years), Pre-Prep (4 to 7 years) and Prep (7 to 11 years) departments.

Squirrels Nursery

Squirrels Nursery & Pre-School offers a gentle introduction to school life for children aged three and four. It's run by a qualified nursery teacher supported by two experienced nursery assistants. Children attend between three and five mornings a week and can also come in the afternoon if parents and teachers feel this is a good idea.


Children join our Pre-Prep department in the September after their fourth birthday. A dedicated class teacher teaches the core curriculum while French, Music and Games are taught by specialist teachers. Subject co-ordinators also give additional support when necessary.


When they are seven, children join our Prep department and become a member of one of our four houses - Abbey, Crescent, Holburne and Milsom. Subject divisions become more defined at this stage, with more subjects taught by specialist teachers. Gradually, we help children develop the skills to make a happy and confident start in their senior schools.

Senior School

Our senior school is Prior Park College. It is a co-educational Catholic Senior School in Bath for day and boarding children aged 11-18.

The Paragon and Prior Park College are part of the Prior Park Schools family along with Prior Park School in Gibraltar, a co-educational Catholic Senior School for day pupils aged 12-18.

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