Be Inspired. Be Here.
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 12 Aug 2021

GCSE Results 2021

Hard work, commitment and determination have enabled students at Priory School, Lewes to achieve impressive outcomes despite an extraordinarily challenging set of circumstances. Headteacher Tony Smith commented: “Congratulations to the students on their dedication, commitment and resilience which has enabled so many to overcome the multitude of barriers and achieve grades which truly reflect their impressive devotion to their learning. This has been an exceptional 18 months for everyone involved with the school and I am full of admiration for the way the students have maintained their high aspirations, kept a clear focus on their learning and persevered with optimism and enthusiasm. I am grateful to the staff who have had to undertake a mammoth task in devising and delivering assessments and collating supporting evidence.  All of this would not have been possible without the support of the parents and carers who have worked with us throughout the year to ensure stability and a sense of purpose. Our students can feel rightfully proud of what they have achieved in the face of unprecedented challenges. We wish all the students and their families every success for the future.”  

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Posted on 28 Jul 2021

Results Day Information 2021

Results Day Information 2021   Results Day is Thursday 12 August. Students have been allocated a collection time slot, and must collect results at this time, unless they have arranged an alternative with the Exams Officer. Time slots are: 11 HF 9.30 – 9.50 11 DD 9.50 – 10.10 11 PH 10.10 – 10.30 11 AN 10.30 – 10.50 11 CJF 10.50 – 11.10 11 AC 11.10 – 11.30 11 TW 11.30 – 11.50 11 AW 11.50 – 12.10 Y8, Y9, Y10 12.10 – 12.30   All uncollected results will be posted home first class in the afternoon of Thursday 12 August, to the address we hold for students. If students have recently moved house, please email

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Posted on 1 Jul 2021

2021 Transition presentations

The presentation videos and power points for the transition of year 6 to year 7 are available on our 'join us' page.  Transition

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Posted on 20 May 2021

Virtual Parent Forum on Wednesday 16th June 2021 from 6pm - 7pm via Teams

Virtual Parent Forum on Wednesday 16th June 2021 from 6pm - 7pm via Teams All parents and carers are warmly invited to attend this virtual Parent Forum on Wednesday 16th June 2021  from 6pm-7pm via Microsoft Teams and share their views, concerns and ideas with each other and the Governors/Headteacher 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 by 3pm on Friday 11th June 2021. Parent Forum Signup  

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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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