Lyncombe House, Lyncombe Vale, BA2 4LT. Tel: 01225 310837, email: reception.paragon@priorparkschools.com, web: priorparkschools.com


Autumn term: 6 September – 14 December 2017
Half term: 23 October – 31 October 2017
Spring term: 8 January – 23 March 2018
Half term: 12 February – 16 February 2018
Summer term: 17 April – 10 July 2018
Half term: 28 May – 1 June 2018

Age of pupils: 3 – 11 years
Number of pupils: 270

Day fees: per term, Juniors: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, including lunches: £3,325 per term. Infants: Years 1 & 2, including lunches: £3,170 per term. Reception: Full Time, including lunches: £2,990 per term. Squirrels Nursery: Full Time, including lunches: £2,850 per term. Part Time: Per Day: £570 per term. Per morning without lunch (until 12 o’clock): £310 per term. Per morning including lunch (until 1 o’clock): £420 per term. Per afternoon: £255 per term.

Religious denomination: Christian

The curriculum: Broad, balanced curriculum with cross-curricular links and some topic based work. Emphasis on core subjects and attaining high academic standards, with an engaging humanities curriculum and cross-curricular ICT. Sport, art, music and outdoor learning are also extremely strong.

Extra curricular activities: A fantastic range of extra-curricular activities from chess and pottery to conservation and groovy movers. Staff and external specialist teachers and coaches run over 65 lunchtime and after school clubs. The majority of the clubs focus on enjoyment and exploring new interests. Some of the clubs are by invitation only to provide the children with the opportunity to develop their skill level. There is also a rich mix of school trips and activity days, including a week in France for Year 6 children, visits to local historical sites, a residential adventure centre, and many themed days that make full use of the school’s grounds.

Pastoral care: Every child at The Paragon should feel secure and affirmed, valued for who they are regardless of their ability. Children feel comfortable about approaching a teacher to talk about something that’s bothering them. Strong relationships with parents help identify problems at an early stage. Each class has a prefect, chosen from the eldest year group, to support and advise them. A school council, with democratically elected representatives from Year 2 up, meets monthly with the headmaster.

Name of principal: Mr Andrew Harvey

Outstanding characteristics: The Paragon feels so special: its friendly family atmosphere and belief that happy children learn best is at the heart of what they do (with the results to prove it).