Life After Cricklade Manor Prep

By the time a child leaves Cricklade Manor Prep, our intention is that each child has completed a journey where they have discovered their talents and experienced successes and are able to move onwards with strong self-esteem and a personal belief in what they can achieve.


Some of our pupils move onto local grammar schools and we help prepare them for this. In Year 5 pupils have the opportunity to get ready for 11+ exams with verbal and non-verbal reasoning lessons


At thirteen, our pupils move onto a variety of schools in the local area as well as boarding schools. We are proud that many of our students achieve scholarships to some of the top independent schools in the country, including Prior Park College in Bath.

Some of the schools our children have moved on to include Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Downside School, Eton College, Pate’s Grammar School, St Mary’s School Ascot, Stroud High Grammar School and Wycliffe College.

My time within the Prior Park Schools was a phenomenal experience which I am so thankful for. The support, the opportunities and the friendships I formed will stand me in good stead for life! The transition from the Prep School to the College was easy, especially as I was fortunate to be transferring with close friends that I'd made from a young age. I'm currently at university and the independence I learned through my time at Prior Park has helped me a lot. However, I would do anything to go back to my Prior Park Prep and College days. I owe so much to Prior Park - a school, an ethos and second home that I love. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend Prior Park, grasp it with both hands!

Kieran Kelly - Rugby Player, University Student and Prior Park Alumni