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* New document added 9th July 2018

 


 

 

Priory School Open Evening Thursday 20 September 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Evening on Thursday! We were delighted to be able to share the many strengths of our school with you. It was a pleasure for our students to be able to guide prospective students and parents around the school to see our fabulous facilities and meet staff and students. The main presentation can be found here and there is a wealth of information on this website. We also run a number of school tours;  if you wish to book a place on a tour please contact our Admissions Officer, Wendy Francis.

 

 

Local Library Guide

books1Our Librarian, Ms Walton has put together a great guide for students who want to use their local library. You can download it here.

 

 

 

 

INSIGHT Access For New Year 7 Parents

insightIf you are completely new to Priory, your INSIGHT login details will be posted to you w/b 17th September. If your child has an older sibling still at Priory, you can use your existing login as they will now both appear in INSIGHT. 

 

 

Priory School Summer Examination Success

gcse2018Students at Priory School have produced some stunning results this year! The headline measures are outstanding with 66% achieving a grade 9-5 in both English and Maths and 85% achieving a grade 9-4 in the two subjects combined. A whopping 31% achieved grades 9-7 with a total of 230 grade 9s.

There have been exceptional achievements in all subjects with exceptional performances in Maths, English and Science.

Headteacher Tony Smith commented:

“The students have worked so hard and their efforts have been rewarded with stunning results. We have had significant improvements in headline figures compared to previous years with 85% achieving a grade 9-4 in Maths and English alongside a large number of high grades in all the subjects.

To have achieved such impressive results with so many new, increasingly demanding examinations is testimony not only to the efforts of students but also to staff and parents who play a crucial role in preparing and supporting the students throughout their education.

We wish all our ex-students the best of luck as they progress to life after Priory!”

 

 

Family Information Evenings

presentationYou can view the presentations given at these evenings here :

 

2018 Year 7 Family information evening

2018 Year 8 Family information evening

2018 Year 9 Family information evening

2018 Year 11 Family information evening

 

 

 

Scheduled Maintenance

netWe will be carrying out essential maintenance to our core network from 09:00-10:00 on Saturday 15th September. All services will be affected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

 

 

Cookery Club

cookeryPlease click the image to read the flyer about this new club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Summer Reading

Book-towerIn September 2018, Priory School History Department will be launching 'The Book Tower Challenge'. The aim is to get students to read their way through history by engaging in a range of historical fiction, and fact. Keep your children busy during the long summer days by going on a historical journey!

Click the image to view the 'Book Tower Challenge'

 

 

 

Speakers 4 Schools Event

speakers 4 schoolsOn Friday 6th July we were delighted to welcome Emma Tucker, Deputy editor of the Times Newspaper and Alumna of Priory School. Emma delivered an
engaging talk to our Year 10 students on "Fake News and how to identify it".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Transition

presentationThe presentation given at the recent Transition Evening, and other useful information can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

End of Exam Season

books1I know that many parents and carers will have bought text books and revision guides for many subjects over the last year and I am writing to ask if you would consider donating any which your child no longer needs. This would be very much appreciated so that other students can benefit from using them. Actions such as these really help with the challenging financial situations all schools find themselves in and for many, purchasing new textbooks and revision guides has become an unaffordable luxury. If you are able to help then please could I ask you to leave any donations at Reception before the end of the school year? Mrs Cowlin (Assistant Headteacher)

 

 

KS3 Awards Evening Time Change

Please note the time change - the Key Stage 3 Awards Evening on Wednesday 11th July will be from 4.30pm to 6pm – due to the England game!

 

 

 

The Prevention and Treatment of Head Lice

If you are at all worried about head lice or feel you need more advice on how to cope, then you should consult your school nurse, health visitor, pharmacist, family doctor or download a full information leaflet HERE.

 

 

Ofsted Inspection May 2018

ofstedPriory School was inspected by a team of three Ofsted inspectors on 9th May 2018. We are pleased that the team recognised the many strengths of our school including the “stimulating and challenging ethos in the school which enables pupils to make strong progress and achieve well". The inspectors commented on how hard the students work, the enthusiasm of the teachers and the continual improvements made since the last inspection in 2015. The letter also recognises the strong progress made by pupils in English, Mathematics and Science as well as many other positive attributes of the school. The complete letter can be seen here.