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Be Inspired. Be Here.
Be Inspired. Be Here.

Headteacher's Welcome


Priory School, Lewes is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school. We are proud of the highly successful rounded education we provide. At Priory we have a long-standing history of academic excellence within a culture of strong pastoral care. Priory is a school where students are expected to work hard and as a result make excellent progress. We believe in balancing the pursuit of academic excellence with the wellbeing of our community. Our broad curricu...

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Posted on 29 Mar 2021

Student Librarians

STUDENT LIBRARIANS – STARTING FROM MONDAY 19 APRIL. After school 3.15-4.00pm – Limited to 15 people. Monday - Year 7 Tuesday – Year 8 Wednesday – Year 9 Thursday – Year 10 Friday – Year 11 Please apply to Mrs Standen by email – by 31st March. If oversubscribed names will be picked randomly for this term and you will be emailed by Tuesday 13 April. Looking forward to working with you! Mrs Standen.  

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Posted on 25 Mar 2021

Forest school lockdown project

Forest school lockdown project Whilst the world was on pause, this year’s forest school team were planning their John Muir legacy project. Following on from the previous year’s inspirational visit from Martin Crawford, and combining ideas from Agro-forestry, they have embraced the idea of creating Priory’s very own Forest Food Garden. Put simply a Forest Food Garden is a low maintenance garden, which is filled with plants that produce edible fruits, nuts or foliage. They are usually designed to mimic a natural forest. Dr John Parry inspired our project when he very kindly offered to donate a number of fruit trees to the school, so the students spent time researching the plants to find the best spot for each of the trees and decide how we would create forest like space. Following Martins advice, the group carefully cleared a plot of land just behind our music block. They measured it, tested the PH of the soil and plotted how the time of day affects the light. This week the team took delivery of a variety of wonderful young fruit trees, pears, apples, quince, cherry, buckthorn and berry bushes to name a few. The trees had been lovingly looked after by Tony Whitbread, on our behalf, since the first lockdown had brought everything to a halt. Meridian TV came to school to capture the moment that Tony and his wife handed the plants over.   Working together the Forest School Team planted the trees in just the right spot to thrive and we hope, one day a beautiful mini forest will provide edible delights for the whole school to enjoy.       We have still to create a woodland pathway and plant some understory plants which will attract pollinators and provide a haven for wildlife but we the project is well underway. We are very much looking forward to our summer celebration when we will welcome visitors to our young forest food garden in July.   If you would like to see our Meridian News broadcast click the following link: If you would like to find out more about Forest Gardens see this webcast about Martin Crawford click the following link: If you would like to hear about our sister project at the University of Sussex click the following link: If you would like to be part of our Green United environmental projects please speak to Mrs Twilley.  Please click the following link for further information:

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Posted on 23 Mar 2021

Spring into Lewes 29th March 2021

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Posted on 10 Mar 2021

National Intergenerational Week

Let’s make this National Intergenerational Week fantastic by showing those in our communities, families and neighbours that we care     What can I do? Write a card - older family, friends or neighbour?    Put it though their letterbox! Ring someone to see how they are? How about interviewing them and writing up their life story?  With parental agreement - If you shop just pick up one tiny extra (eg. choc bar, biscuits, flowers, tea bags), add a simple post it with your name saying you`re thinking of them.

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Posted on 2 Feb 2021

Virtual Parent Forum

Virtual Parent Forum on Thursday 4th March 2021 from 6pm - 7pm via Teams   All parents and carers are warmly invited to attend this virtual Parent Forum on Thursday 4th March 2021 from 6pm-7pm via Microsoft Teams and share their views, concerns and ideas with each other and the Governors of the school. This meeting will provide an opportunity to ask the Headteacher and Governors any question about the school. Raise and discuss issues that matter to you with Governors, and other parents and carers. Please join us and be part of the discussion about how to develop the home/school partnership and continue to improve the school. To sign up, please use the following link by3pm on Friday 26th February 2021.   Sign Up Form    

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Posted on 27 Jan 2021

Lewes Food Banks Appeal

Help Lewes Food Banks raise £7002.00. With the current lock-down it is very difficult for Lewes Food Banks to have physical collections and donations outside supermarkets. However, lock-downs do not stop individuals and families needing help from food-banks, in fact the demand is increasing. Therefore the Food Banks have shifted to a financial appeal - and are looking to raise £7002.00 (the financial amount matches the 7002 food and household items donated at the Christmas collection). If you would like more information, or to donate money to the appeal, then please visit their Fundraising Page

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Posted on 7 Jan 2021

20/21 Fitness challenge

20/21 Fitness challenge: Your to be active for 20 days in January for 21 minutes or more! Details have been emailed to parents via the PE department so, download your log sheet and get active!  

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Posted on 17 Dec 2020

Priory Virtual Winter Concert

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