Posted on 4 Dec 2023
Dr Bike - Friday, 8th December
Mike Bray, who recently helped train 60 students in Bikeability Level 3 is coming to Priory school on Friday, December 8th for a pop up Dr Bike event. This is generously funded by Green United as part of their initiative to get more students cycling. Mike will be with us all day but can only fix a certain number of bikes so slots must be booked via emailing email@example.com where places will be allocated on a first come first served basis for your child. All bikes will be checked for safety, lubricated, adjusted and spare parts fitted if necessary and available. All bikes will left in a better state than they arrived in but it may not be possible to sort out every problem on every bike in the time available. If your child could benefit from any of the checks listed then please do book them in. You will receive confirmation that they have a slot and further information will be sent regarding how to safely get the bike to Mike! This is a wonderful opportunity and free so you will need to be quick off the mark to book your child’s bike in.
Posted on 17 Nov 2023
Parent Forum - Safeguarding
All Parents and Carers are warmly invited to our next Parent Forum where our Safeguarding team will give you an outline of the safeguarding structure at Priory along with information about what we do to ensure that children are safe, feel safe and are helped to learn to be safe. Mr Curtis-Brignell and other members of the Senior Leadership Team will be available to deal with any general enquiries parents and carers may have. We look forward to seeing you there.
Posted on 9 Nov 2023
Posted on 9 Nov 2023
Parent Governor Ballot - Results
Dear Parents/Carers Result of Election of one Parent Governor – November 2023 The Governors would like to thank parents for voting in our recent parent governor election and to thank everyone who put their name forward. I am pleased to inform you that the results of this parent governor election: Laura Rowe. Yours sincerely Peter Colebourn Chair of Governors of Priory School (on behalf of the Governors)
Posted on 8 Nov 2023
Ex-Year 11 Certificate evening
The Ex-Year 11 Certificate Evening Wednesday, 29th November 6-8.30pm at The Corn Exchange, Lewes Town Hall A chance for our Year 11 leavers to meet your Tutors and socialise with your peers. With awards, certificates, guest speaker and music. There will also be a cash bar provided by Friends of Priory
Posted on 8 Nov 2023
Priory Recycled School Uniform Shop
Monday 13th November 3.15—4.15pm in the main entrance foyer Priory Jumper £3.00 Priory Polo Shirt £2.00 Trousers £1.50 PE Polo Shirt £1.50 PE Shorts £1.00 Football Socks £1.00 Football Boots £2.50 Good condition and clean uniform items needed, donations can be dropped off at Reception. Thank you
Posted on 7 Nov 2023
Posted on 2 Nov 2023
Last term we had almost 60 students take the Bikeability Level 3 course over three weeks. A massive thanks to the Bikeability team and particularly Mike Bray for all their hard work with our students. Mike said that it has been a pleasure teaching our students and really nice seeing many of them progress from the Bikeability courses at primary school to Level 3 at Priory. All the students did their best and improved tremendously. Mike said Priory is the only school in Sussex doing these courses which are so important in encouraging our young people to make environmentally conscious decisions when it comes to transport!
Posted on 20 Oct 2023
Parent Governor ballot
Parent Governor ballot The Governors would like to thank the applicants who have applied for the parent governor vacancy. Parents should receive an electronic ballot paper shortly. A paper ballot for those parents without email will be sent out shortly. The closing date to vote is Wednesday 1st November 2023 at 1pm. We look forward to receiving your votes.
Posted on 12 Oct 2023
Languages Bake Off... winners!
We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for making our recent Bake Off and Bake Sale an incredible success. First and foremost, we want to express our deep appreciation to the students who put their culinary talents on display. We were overwhelmed by the sheer number of mouthwatering treats that graced our Bake-Off competition, making it an incredibly tough decision for our judges. After much deliberation, we are excited to announce our deserving winners: 1st place: Sylvie Ward and Charlotte Thorpe, Year 8 2nd place: Freddy Durston, Year 8 3rd place: Matilda Shapland, Year 7 Congratulations to these talented bakers! Please come to the MFL department to collect their well-deserved prizes……...but the success of our Bake Off and Bake Sale goes far beyond the winners. Thanks to your support and generosity, we are delighted to announce that we have raised an astonishing £124! This money will be directed toward helping Ukrainian refugees in Europe. Your contributions will make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need, and we are filled with gratitude for your compassion and generosity. Your willingness to participate, bake, buy, and support our charitable cause has been truly inspiring. Together, we make a difference in the world, one delicious treat at a time. Thank you all for your exceptional efforts and enthusiasm. We couldn't have done it without you !
Posted on 12 Oct 2023
ADHD Awareness Month
ADHD is a type of neurodiversity affecting both children and adults. It is described as a “persistent” or ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that has a significant impact on daily life. Individuals with ADHD may have difficulties with maintaining attention, executive function (the brain’s ability to begin an activity, organize itself and manage tasks) and working memory. Find out more here.
Posted on 9 Oct 2023
William DuBois exhibit
To mark Black History month the science department are going to recreate William DuBois exhibit at the Paris exhibitions, using his original photographs and infographics. Friends and parents are invited to the William DuBois exhibition on Tuesday, 17th October, 5.30-6.30pm with a short talk about the life of William DuBois in the Lecture Theatre at 6.00pm.
Auditions for Alice...!
Auditions for our next whole school production of ‘Alice’ by Laura Wade will be held on: · Mon 9 th October (3:30pm-4:45pm) in D1 · Tues 10th October (3:30pm-4:45pm) in D1 · Weds 11th October (3:30pm-4:45pm) in D1 · Mon 16th October (3:30pm-4:45pm) in D1 · Tues 17th October (3:30pm-4:45pm) in D1 · Weds 18th October (3:30pm-4:45pm) in D1 For further information about how to audition for Priory’s next whole school show of Alice by Laura Wade, please click here.
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2-8th October
Secondary school can be challenging for any child, but for those with dyslexia, it can present even greater hurdles. Dyslexia is a learning difference that affects reading, writing, and spelling abilities, but with the right support, your child can thrive academically and socially. Dyslexic students are often gifted in areas such as problem solving, seeing the bigger picture, creative and practical subjects. We can encourage them to explore their artistic talents, whether it's through painting, music, or storytelling. We can celebrate their imaginative minds and help them channel their creativity into various academic and extracurricular activities. Dyslexic students may face self-esteem issues due to their struggles with reading and writing. We encourage them to embrace their strengths and interests in a wide range of subjects and extracurricular activities. Supportive words and a nurturing environment can help boost their self-confidence. Find out more here.
Posted on 28 Sep 2023
Parent Governor Vacancy
We currently have a vacancy for one parent governor. We welcome applications from all interested parents; no qualifications are necessary just enthusiasm for making a difference. Nomination forms will need to be returned by 4pm on Friday 13th October 2023. Parent Governor Vacancy Letter
Posted on 24 Aug 2023
Priory School GCSE Results 2023
Priory School Headteacher, Jon Curtis-Brignell, commented: This Year 11 cohort have faced a unique set of circumstances as a year group, and it is a huge credit to them that they have performed so well, powerfully demonstrating the knowledge needed to take their next steps. They have shown us that they have the intellectual curiosity, discipline and persistence to flourish academically, the kindness, honesty and respect that will help them to collaborate with others throughout their lives, and the aspiration, imagination and optimism to thrive personally. This is the second year of the return to a full suite of public exams and grades are lower this year than in the past three years because of a return to normal distribution following the pandemic. It is therefore very pleasing to note that 83% of grades awarded were a standard pass (grade 4) or better, 69% were awarded a strong pass (grade 5) or better, and 29% were awarded a top grade (grade 7 or above), all well above the local authority and national averages. We are very proud of our students as a cohort who will go on to achieve great things and, as its future citizens, change the world for the better. We are very grateful to have been able to support them to take the next steps in their lives.