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School Uniform

As there are no heatwave conditions forecast, students are once again expected to wear their school ties. Since it is still quite stuffy in a number of classrooms, students are not being expected to bring / wear their blazers.  Should there be any change to the forecast we will review these expectations and alert families via messages in school, our website, tweets and email.

 

Activities Week Survey

surveyWe would very much welcome your views on Priory's recent Activities Week. Please click here to complete our short survey which is live until 08:00 on Monday 3rd July. Thank you for your time.

 

 

 

GCSE Art & Photography Exhibition in Chapel

Private View: Weds 5th July 6pm – 8pm.
Public opening: Monday 10th – Weds 12th July 3:30pm – 5pm

 

Chemistry Success!

chem team 2017 smallThis week, a team of 4 Priory students achieved second place in the South East Schools Chemistry competition hosted by Brighton University. There were over 15 schools competing from around the region. Huge congratulations to the winning team!

 

 

 

 

 

New Online Safety Resource

interlandIf you have primary age children you may like to know that Google have launched Be Internet Awesome, a game about online safety particularly aimed at that age group. You can check it out here.

 

 

 

 

 

Win That Job!

Some East Sussex schools took part in a national project to pull together a free parents' guide, in conjunction with the National Careers Week founder, Nick Newman, and with contributions from the John Lewis Partnership.

The free guide is entitled: "A Guide For Parents: Steering your teenager into a job and career" – you can download it here.

 

FlatCashEd Update

flatcashedDear Parent/Carer
I am delighted to hear how many of you have taken to addressing the school funding crisis with MPs and local councillors. This will be a huge issue for all of us if it is not addressed; we are, therefore, pleased to see all parties now recognising that funding for schools is a key issue. It is essential that what money is available is directed to supporting existing schools, therefore the huge sums which might be used to fund an expansion of selective education will mean less funding for existing schools. Given that #FlatCasEd have produced a supporting paper ‘ #FlatCashEd Selection’  which you can read here (and a second leaflet here). I hope it will be of use when questioning prospective parliamentary candidates.
You might also be interested in the two attached articles which help to stress the importance of addressing ‘real term’ funding rather than headline figures:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/25/school-spending-fall-7-per-cent-conservatives-win-election-institute/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tory-cash-boost-for-schools-means-up-to-440-less-per-pupil-cbtllffs0
We are keen to stress #FlatCashEd is non-political - our primary purpose being to secure fair and adequate funding for all schools.
Thank you for your support.
Regards
Tony Smith

 

Y9 Blacklands trip

The Y9 Blacklands trip is due to return to school on Friday 26th May at 2pm.

 

Y8/Y9 German trip

The Y8/Y9 German trip is expected back at school between 6.30pm and 7pm on Friday 26th May, although this will be dependent on the traffic from Dover, and any extra security they have to go through at the port.

 

Uniform update for all NEW Priory Students

From September 2017, all new Priory Students will be required to wear our updated uniform.
This uniform has been designed specifically in response to the many issues and suggestions raised by parents, students and school staff. Specifically, it addresses the current issues of inequality and decency. We hope that it will provide a smart, comfortable and affordable alternative to the current uniform.

The new update consists of shirt, tie, school jumper and trousers. This is a gender-neutral uniform to be worn by all students.

Please click HERE for further information.

 

Parent Information Evening for the Y7 Paris trip

Parent Information Evening for the Y7 Paris trip (22-24 May 2017) will be at 5pm in the Lecture Theatre on Thursday 4th May.

Please click here for further infomation.

 

Parent Info Evening for the Y8/Y9 Germany trip

The Parent Info Evening for the Y8/Y9 Germany trip will be Wednesday 3 May 6pm in the Lecture Theatre with Mr Trudgian.

Please click here for further infomation.

 

Parent Info Evening for the Y8 Spain trip

The Parent Info Evening for the Y8 Spain trip will be Wednesday 3 May  6 – 7pm in the Hall with Ms Goodacre.

Please click here for further infomation.

 

Year 11 National Citizenship Assembly

On Monday Year 11 students had an assembly presentation from NCS, please click here for further information.

 

INFORMATION EVENING - Blackland Summer Camp

Blackland Summer Camp: Monday 22 May – Friday 26 May 2017

INFORMATION EVENING

There will be a meeting for all Year 9 students going to Blacklands Camp and their parents on Monday 24 April from 6.00pm – 6.30pm in the Chapel.

TrekCo Director Steve Ranger will give you a flavour of what Summer Camp is all about. We will also explain the expectations of student behaviour and the conduct that is required for the Camp to be an enjoyable and positive experience for all participants. You will then have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

During the evening you will be given a letter with the final details as well as a suggested kit list.

Provided that we start promptly at 6.00pm, I anticipate the meeting finishing by about 6.30pm. I strongly recommend that you attend the information evening and look forward to meeting you.

If you cannot attend the meeting for any reason, please make sure your child collects a copy of the information sheets distributed on the evening from Reception the following day.