prior park college summer school

The beautiful city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage city because of its world-famous Roman spa complex and the architectural importance of its stunning Georgian city centre. The city became a fashionable spa resort in the 18th century and has been one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations ever since.

Prior Park College sits in landscaped gardens overlooking the city. It was built around the mansion house built for the entrepreneur Ralph Allen, who was responsible for the construction of much of the city centre. Prior Park offers the perfect calm setting for our Intensive English course and offers Trinity GESE exams and preparation.

City of Bath Location
Trinity GESE Exam Programme
Multisport Activity Programme


Students who want to accelerate their English learning can elect to take our Intensive English Course with four more hours of afternoon lessons each week. Students get more time to develop their English in smaller more personal groups. Alternatively, you can also sign up to the Trinity GESE Exam course and have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification in spoken English*.

For young adults

Older teens need extra challenges and space to express themselves as young adults. For this reason, we include a programme of separate activities specifically aimed at 16-17 year olds, including additional afternoon free time in Bath, photography/design competitions and practical opportunities to practice their English. Social evenings such as going to the cinema or bowling are offered at a supplement.

Explorer programme

The Explorer Programme gives students extra opportunities to visit some of the many interesting places and towns in the local area.

For Harry Potter

For the lovers of Harry Potter we are offering an optional excursion to visit the Warner Brother Studios where the famous series was filmed. Walk through the sets and see how they made everything come to life!


Get involved with our multi-sport activity programme playing Kwik Cricket, tag rugby, volleyball, basketball, football or trying modern dance.


Learn how to use a bow and arrow like the heroes of English history and literature. Join in the fun and learn how to shoot an arrow! Free within your stay.


Our summer English courses are designed to give students the opportunity to practise their English in a friendly, multicultural environment. Students are actively encouraged to practise their English with students from other nationalities, both in class and outside. We concentrate on raising their confidence and fluency, and bringing out the English they already know, but can’t yet use.

About our courses:

  • Five levels from Elementary to Advanced
  • All students are tested on arrival to grade their spoken and written English to place them in the class of the correct level
  • 15 hours of teaching per week from qualified teachers including project work to allow them to use their English creatively and learn more about British culture and history
  • A certificate on completion of their course
  • Full activity programme including 5 afternoon activities and 7 evening activities
  • One half day excursion to local towns and cities
  • One full day excursion to more prominent towns and cities further away

All courses include the above


Half day excursions may include: Bristol, Lacock Abbey, Roman Baths

Full day excursions may include: London, Oxford, Salisbury and Stonehenge

Optional excursions may include: London Football stadium tour, Stratford Upon Avon, Bournemouth

Sample Activity Programme

prior park college sample programme

Key Facts:

Highlights: In the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath. Free Archery experience
Location: Bath
Closest Airports: Bristol and Heathrow
Services Included: 24 hour Welfare and Student Support, WIFI and small laundry service
Staff to Student Ratio: 1:8
School Size: 121 students per week
Age Range: 10-15 year olds. 16-17 year olds
Full board accommodation is included as standard

Courses Available

Classic Course
Explorer Programme
Young Adults Programme
Intensive English Course


FREE Archery session and Multi Sport activity programme: including Kwik Cricket, tag rugby, volleyball, basketball, football, arts & crafts, basketball, swimming, football, or trying modern dance.


Harry Potter – get to visit the studios where Harry Potter was filmed at supplement!
Trinity GESE - £200

Student Testimonials

"People are very friendly and polite. Students are my new friends. I’ll come here next year, if it’s possible."
Prior Park College
"It [the food] was so yummy and if I could I want to come back next year."
Royal Russell School
"I love the excursions and the activities."
Prior Park College
"It was really cool! You are a very nice team."
Royal Russell School
"I had 2 amazing weeks. Thanks for everything."
Royal Russell School
"I like the teachers and the staff."
Prior Park College
"It’s a relaxing, enjoyable and meaningful stay because I know a lot of teachers and friends."
Royal Russell School
"Next summer I would like to stay 3 weeks."
Prior Park College
"I love this school. My favourite excursion is Brighton."
Royal Russell School

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