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Celebrating the life of former PPC Chaplain, Fr Peter Cornwell. 11am, 28th May, 2022, Prior Park College.

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Fr Peter was our school chaplain from 1992 until 1998 and is fondly remembered and loved by us. You can see above how highly regarded he was and is by all who knew him and who knew of him. Please come and join in the celebration. Click here to book your place.
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Fizz on the Vale - The Paragon School reunion, 23rd June, 6pm-8pm
The ParagonThe Paragon School, the junior school of the Prior family, is holding its first alumni gathering next month. The Head, Rosie Allen, is looking forward to welcoming you all back on Thursday 23rd June, 6pm-8pm, for Fizz on the Vale. Please share this news with your fellow Paragon alumni, especially with those who did not come up to the College for senior school.Click here to book your place»
'Toffee' Palmer unveiled and remembered, 11th June, 12 noon

Unveiling of Toffee Palmer BustA celebration of the teaching, life lessons and joy delivered to the pupils of Prior Park College by Ronald J Plamer (1955 - 1976); AKA Toffee Palmer. The bust, crafted and gifted to the College by Gonzalo Sanchez Mendizabal (PPA 1972), will be unveiled in Academy Hall and there will be a celebratory BBQ on the Portico, with the College Jazz Band providing the soundtrack to the day. Click here to book your place»  

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Big bash at Prior Park on 12 June, 1pm onwards...
If you’re a cricketer, you may be thinking that the title above refers to a game of cricket and if you are not a cricketer, you might think that there’s a big party planned on that date. Both are correct. As well as the alumni cricket match, there are reunions for 1992, 2012 and 2020. All other year groups are very welcome to join in.
Fantastic performances at Rosslyn Park 7s 
Before Easter, different Prior Park teams have been visiting Rosslyn Park to participate in their Rugby 7s tournaments, with our U13s, U18s, U16s, and U14s taking part. There have been great displays of rugby from all ages across this week and with some exciting wins throughout.The U14s even met Martin Johnson. Read more...
Rugby 7s
Successes in the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship 
Congratulations to our three U5 students, Giles, Alex and Thomas, for getting through to the final stage of the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship selection process. Read more...
Arkwright Scholars
Prior Park College Day of Reconciliation on Monday 11th July, 10am, the Mansion.

Ralph Allen DriveYou may remember reading in the latest edition of the Gossip Bowl that the Head of PPC, Ben Horan, is keen to acknowledge the hurt and in some cases, the lifelong pain suffered by some of our alumni due to their treatment by the College and/or Cricklade Prep School. The College, with the support of the Prior Park Association, will hold a Day of Reconciliation and all alumni from across the generations are invited.  Invitations will be sent out over the next few weeks. If you want more information, please email your alumni relations rep: Emma-Lou Goymer: elgoymer@priorparkschools.com 


Goods for Ukraine

Like many of you, our staff and students have been collecting and dispatching donations for Ukraine. We received so much that we had to expand our initial plan of driving a van to Poland, with boxes going to a depot in Southampton and then directly to Ukraine.

Goods for Ukraine

 

NASA Astrophysicist Dr Julie McEnery (PPA 1989) lights up the Round Room
Dr Julie McEnery

Dr Julie McEnery (PPA 1989) visited the college this month to give talks on 'The Extreme Universe'. Read more...

Mr Watkinson-TrimAnd thanks to Dom Stadden (PPA 2006) for sending in two copies of Ignition! for our young astronomers to read. Here is a very pleased Mr Watkinson-Trim, the teacher in charge of the Astronomy Society.

Charities Week returned bigger and better
Charities week

After previous years facing COVID disruptions, Charities Week returned for 2022 and has been a great success. Students across the school organised various fundraising events and it was great to see the whole community get behind them. In Baines House (above), the Celebration Committee organised a charity Easter Egg Hunt. Despite a sudden snow storm the students were as determined as ever and thoroughly enjoyed it. Read more...

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