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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.

Full details of the post and an application form can be downloaded Below.

Advert for Co-opted Governor

Application form for Co-opted Governor Vacancy


Closing date for receipt of applications: Midday on Monday 30th November 2017



INSET Day Friday 22nd September

Please note that Friday 22nd September is a staff training (INSET) day and the school is therefore closed for students.



Open Evening 2017

Priory logo smallThank you to everyone who attended our Open Evening on Thursday 21 September. Please find the main presentation here. If you were unable to attend or would like an opportunity to see the school please contact Wendy Francis (Admissions Officer) to book onto a school tour. Further information can be found on this website and in the school prospectus.




Office 365 For Education

o365We have had a number of enquiries from parents and carers regarding Office 365 for Education, which is free to UK schools and offers significant benefits including cloud storage, collaborative working and licences for desktop Office applications. Please note that whilst implementation of O365 forms part of our School Development Plan for this academic year, signup for students is not yet available as Priory's network management team is still working on its integration with our existing online systems. We hope to gradually roll out O365 to staff and students over the next few months. When it is fully available to students we will of course provide full signup details on this website.



Issues With Parent Pay - UPDATE


Wednesday 20 September 12:06pm: We apologise for the Parent Pay / dinner money problems your child may have experienced this week. Chartwells have informed us that the issue is now fixed, and the tills are registering dinner money top ups from Parent Pay. Please be aware that your child’s balance may not have changed much during Friday / Monday / Tuesday, so when the till purchases go through you may find that your child’s balance is adjusted for three days at once. This may mean that some children have less money than they are expecting, so please log in to Parent Pay today and check the balance with your child, topping up if necessary.

If any children still experience problems with dinner money top ups, please make them aware they should come to Reception so their names can be reported to Chartwells and they can be subbed lunch. We don’t want anyone to go hungry.

We are monitoring the situation, and will update you if anything changes.



Family Information Evenings

familyThe presentations given at these evenings can be viewed below :

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Y8 Parents Info Eve Sep17

Y9 Parents Info Eve Sep17

Y10 Parents Info Eve Sep17

Y11 Parents Info Eve Sep17



Show My Homework Issues - Update


Show My Homework, the external website which hosts our online homework calendar, has had a series of major outages over the last few days. These affect all schools who use their service and are unfortunately out of our control. We share the frustration of students and parents at this situation, especially as we are currently running family information evenings which specifically mention Show My Homework!

After discussions with the company their issues appear to be fixed but we are continuing to monitor the situation closely. Their own status page can be accessed here; we also endeavour to keep our own Service Status display up to date.

Latest : The company have apologised for the outages - please see their letter to parents.



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 11th 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. 



GCSE Results

Students at Priory School have produced some outstanding results this year! There have been exceptional achievements in many subjects including English, Maths, Languages, Art, Photography, Classical Civilisation and Textiles.

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Headteacher Tony Smith commented:

“We are immensely proud of our students and the results that they have achieved. The new GCSEs are very demanding and our students have risen to the challenge. Throughout the year the students have shown a positive attitude to learning and a remarkable commitment to their revision and preparation, so we are delighted that their effort has been so impressively rewarded. As always I want to thank the staff for their hard work and parents for their support throughout the whole period of the students’ education. Good luck and best wishes to all for the future.”


Examination Results Day, Summer 2017

School will be open between 10.00am – 11.30am on Thursday 24 August 2017 for Year 11 and external candidates to collect GCSE examination results.

GCSE results for candidates in other year groups will be posted on Thursday 24 August 2017 to the address that is held on our system.

External candidates must bring photographic identification with them. We regret we are unable to release examination results without verification of identification.

Uncollected results will be posted out at the end of results day by 2nd class mail to the address held on our system.

Further information can be found HERE.


Meet The Tutor Evenings

presentationThe presentation given by Mr Ashworth can be downloaded here.





Year 11 Prom

17prom10smallOur School Prom was held on Thursday 29 June again at East Sussex National Hotel - please click here for the full article and pictures : Year 11 Prom 2017








New Cashless Catering System - Update

eatingESCC and Chartwells recently carried out a hardware and software upgrade to the cashless catering system used in our Canteen. There have been a few teething problems beyond our control but these are now either solved or will be very shortly. Thank you for your patience and if you experience any issues with ParentPay please call 01273 476231 x322 in the normal way.



Curriculum Design Presentation

presentationThe presentation given on July 4th to parents and carers covering Curriculum Design can be downloaded here.