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Guy BarrettGuy BarrettPrior Park Prep in Cricklade has joined Corsham-based Wishford Schools, a family-run group of seven prep schools.

The school will operate under the new ownership from Friday, September 15. Guy Barrett, of fellow Wishford school Heywood Prep in Corsham, will become headmaster, and the school will adopt a new name and branding within the next year.

“It is a great privilege to lead Prior Park Prep as it starts a brand new chapter,” said Guy.

“In the past the school has always operated within the context of the other Prior Park schools in Bath. Now we have a great opportunity to really develop and grow the school in its own right, a truly independent prep school, while still benefiting from the support of the wider Wishford group.”

Sam Antrobus, executive chairman of Wishford, said: “I am delighted to welcome Prior Park Prep into the Wishford group. It is a school with a strong track record of providing its pupils with a rich and varied education, as well as successfully preparing for entry to senior schools.

“The potential here is enormous, and we are excited to see how our expertise and investment can help it flourish and grow.”