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* New documents added 29th Jan 2018



The Fifty-Five

55Fifty-Five ‘Old Boys’ of Lewes County Grammar School for Boys died on active service in the Second World War in theatres of conflict all around the globe. Their monument is the impressive Memorial Chapel in the grounds of Priory School, built in 1960 and believed to be the only officially sanctioned war memorial in any state school in Britain. The book, ‘The Fifty-Five: A Story Set in Stone’ was launched on the night of Monday 12th March following a fascinating words and images presentation to the Lewes History Group evoking a world long gone, but one that must never be forgotten. The book, written by local author, David Arnold can be purchased via this website and paid for via PayPal.





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Free for parents of teenagers - 'Employability' advice clinic session via telephone or skype

As part of National Careers Week (NCW - 5th to 10th March), Jon Gregory is running free 15 minute consultation sessions for parents concerned about how best to help their teenager into the world of work or further training. Jon is: an NCW Ambassador; a Careers Expert Panel Member for The Guardian; the Editor of and writes careers advice for several leading websites, so is well placed to provide up to date guidance.
Simply drop an email to with 'Request to book a free employability advice session' in the subject line. You'll receive instructions and information on time-slots available by return. A maximum of 100 individual sessions are available.
Everyone's situation is different, so this is your opportunity to consult an independent expert on what might best help your teenager become more employable and actually win that job or training place they really want, rather than risk them missing out. Alternatively, if your teenager is struggling to find job or career direction, this is a great opportunity to get some suggestions which might help. An additional aim is to help you help your teenager engage more positively and successfully with the careers services available to them at school or college.
Finally, if you haven't already got your 16 page free "A Guide For Parents: Steering Your Teenager Toward A Job And Career" get yours now via this link - The guide has employability contributions from Jon Gregory and Nick Newman (CEO of NCW) and an employer's view from the John Lewis Partnership.



Vacancy for a Co-opted Governor

The Governing Body of Priory School is looking for a committed person to join Priory’s Governing Body as a Co-opted Governor.

 We would particularly welcome applications from people with experience in Finance and/or Legal.

 The Governing Body of Priory School is made up of Parents, Local Authority, Staff, Trust/Foundation and Co-opted Governors.

 The one essential requirement is an interest in, and commitment to, the education of students. Governors are ordinary people, drawn from many areas of society. They need to be able to devote time to getting to know the school well and be available to support and challenge it. The skills you have can be very useful to Priory’s Governing Body.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please download the forms here and return them to the school via the following email  by midday on Tuesday 17th April 2018.



Recommended Reading

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Year 7 Reading List

Year 8 Reading List

Year 9 Reading List





Options Information Evening Presentation

presentationYou can download the Options Information Evening presentation here.







Year 9 Parents’ Evening 22nd February

pesIf you are a parent or carer of a student in Year 9 please read the letter here about the forthcoming Parents' Evening. The online booking website mentioned in the letter can be accessed here.





National Apprenticeship Week Roadshow 2018

National Apprenticeship week is 5th - 9th March and in partnership with Apprenticeships in Sussex, East Sussex Council will be holding two Apprenticeship Roadshows events.
Students, parents and carers will be able to meet local employees, training providers and current apprentices at the roadshows and there will be panel discussions on the different types of apprenticeships and levels available.
The event details are:
Thursday 15 March- Eastbourne Town Hall, 5-7pm
Wednesday 21 March – Stade Hall, Hastings, 5-7pm
5-7pm Employers and training provider stalls

5.30-6pm Traineeships and Apprenticeship talks

6.30pm-7pm Higher and Degree Apprenticeships talks
For more information and booking, go to



Activities Week 2018

activityActivities Week for all Key Stage 3 students will take place in the last week of Term 5 (21st - 25th May). Priory staff have organised a wide range of enriching activities for students to opt into in that week. The presentation is here. You can download the booklet here (for the first phase of Activities Week, featuring offered off-site activities) and the application form here (which must be handed in no later than Friday 23rd February).



Online Safety Advice for Parents

siThe UK Safer Internet Centre have recently published some very useful Advice for parents - what to do if your child sees something upsetting online - please click here to read it.



Year 9 Options


You can download the 2018 Options Assembly Presentation here, the 2018 Options Booklet here and the 2018 Options Form here.





Year 11 GCSE Subject Revision Sessions

revThe timetable for these sessions can be downloaded here. It's also available in the Document Archive on the Examinations menu.






Year 11 Revision Workshop

On Thursday 4th January, Year 11 students received a presentation on Preparing for Exams presented by Rachel Munns from ‘Resilient Me’. The workshop focused on the key areas of self-belief, tools for revision, organisation, teaching and improving confidence. In the evening Rachel provided an abridged version to parents. The evening workshop also included presentations from Mrs Emma Roberts (Examinations Officer), Mr Oliver Holbrook (Head of English) and Mr Martin Baker (Head of Science). The slides we are able to share can be accessed here.



Friends of Priory Christmas Fair Prize Draw

fop draw 2017 small Many thanks to all who took part in the draw - a total of £1289 was raised for the school!