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Posted on 7 Sep 2022

Parent Forum

Parent Forum Flyer September 2022

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Posted on 2 Aug 2022

Open Evening 2022

OPEN EVENING 2022 Thursday 15th September 6.00pm - 9.00pm   No appointment necessary We invite prospective parents and their children to our Open Evening. Presentation at 6.30pm, repeated at 7.30pm.  Space limited; strictly no entry after presentation begins. Open-Evening-2022.pdf     We are a school which delivers: - ‘… a stimulating and challenging ethos…which enables pupils to make strong progress and achieve well’ (OFSTED 2018) - an outstanding curriculum which provides a rich learning experience; - high academic standards and exceptional teaching; - a supportive community in which young people can flourish; - an exciting and unique range of opportunities; - an active partnership with parents and the community; - students who ‘are courteous and respectful towards each other and their teachers’ (OFSTED 2018)    Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XN Website:  www.priory.e-sussex.sch.uk Headteacher:  Jon Curtis-Brignell Admissions Officer:  Wendy Francis ext 210 Email:  admissions@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk         General Enquiries:  Tel: 01273 476231 Email:  info@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk PLEASE NOTE – NO PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE

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Posted on 19 Jul 2022

Priory Recyled Uniform Shop

PRIORY RECYCLED SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOP Open on Monday 5 September 3.30-4.30pm   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  

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Posted on 27 May 2022

Parent's Forum

PARENTS’ FORUM   Wednesday 8th June 2022 6.00pm – 7.00pm, Priory School In the Canteen   All parents and carers are warmly invited to come 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.    

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Posted on 28 Apr 2022

Parent Governor Election Results

The governors are delighted to welcome two new parent governors - Hannah Clay and Ben Motley - after the recent election. It was great to have such a strong field and interest in the role. I want to thank all the parents who volunteered to take part in the election. I am anxious that the governors do all we can to keep in close touch with all the parents of the school.  From Peter Colebourn, Chair of Priory Governors.

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Posted on 27 Apr 2022

An Evening of Photographs - Talk by Tom Reeves

  You can get tickets here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BPGS 

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Posted on 30 Mar 2022

Year 7 Remote Learning

FOR ATTENTION OF YEAR 7 PARENTS & CARERS: Dear Year 7 Parent / Carer, As is the case with most schools nationally, Priory School staff absence rates are critically high at the moment, and will be again for Thursday and Friday this week. Today (Wednesday) we have one Year group working remotely: unfortunately we need to ask Year 7 students to work at home on Thursday (31 March) and Friday (1 April). Teachers who would ordinarily be delivering lessons to Year 7 classes will instead be available to cover for colleagues who are absent and have Year 8, 9, 10 or 11 lessons. Year 7 students should work from home using the Remote Access to the Curriculum document on our website. The link is here: https://www.priory.e-sussex.sch.uk/1406/remote-learning An updated version of this document will be available at 8am tomorrow (Thursday), and will allow Year 7 students to complete meaningful and appropriate work throughout the last two days of term (up to 12.30pm on Friday), according to their timetable. Students are also advised to check their Teams class sites for relevant materials and messages to groups. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but we are in an emergency situation and have are unable to secure enough supply staff to cover our needs. We do very much appreciate your tolerance, understanding and co-operation.  Priory School

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Posted on 29 Mar 2022

Year 9 Remote Learning

For Attention of Year 9 Parents and Carers   29/03/2022 Dear Year 9 Parent / Carer  As is the case with most schools nationally, Priory School staff absence rates are critically high at the moment, and will be again tomorrow. So, we've got to take drastic action: we are going to ask Year 9 students to work at home tomorrow, Wednesday 30th March - just this one day. Teachers who would ordinarily be delivering lessons to Year 9 classes will instead be available to cover for colleagues who are absent and have Year 7, 8, 10 or 11 lessons. Year 9 students should work from home using the Remote Access to the Curriculum document on our website. The link is here: https://www.priory.e-sussex.sch.uk/1406/remote-learning An updated version of this document will be available at 8am tomorrow, and will allow Year 9 students to complete meaningful and appropriate work throughout the day, according to their timetable. Students are also advised to check their Teams class sites for relevant materials and messages to groups. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but we are in an emergency situation and have exhausted all other avenues. We do very much appreciate your tolerance, understanding and co-operation.  Priory School

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Posted on 22 Mar 2022

Update on Parent Governor vacancy

Update on Parent Governor vacancy The Governors would like to thank the applicants for applying for our vacancy for a Parent Governor. As six parents have applied, we now need to hold a ballot.  We now have another Parent Governor vacancy.  The ballot will include brief election statements from all candidates. For those parents that we hold an email address for an electronic ballot will be sent today. For those parents that we do not hold an email address for a paper ballot will be sent today. Each parent can vote once for two candidates for the two vacancies. The ballot will close on 5pm on Tuesday 19th April 2022. The Governors look forward to receiving your votes.

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Posted on 28 Feb 2022

Govenor Parents' Forum

PARENTS’ FORUM   Thursday 3rd March 2022 6.00pm – 7.00pm, Priory School In the Main Hall   All parents and carers are warmly invited to come 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.

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Posted on 22 Feb 2022

Parent Governor Vacancy

                                                                                                                                          Parent Governor Vacancy We currently have a vacancy for a 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 midday on Wednesday 9th March 2022 please see link below for further information: https://prioryschool.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/document/Letter-to-parents-carers-inviting-applications-for-parent-governor-vacancy-2022.docx?t=1645538520

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Posted on 10 Jan 2022

Tesco Community Grant Scheme

We have been selected to be part of the tesco community grant scheme for the period January to 31st March 2022. Please vote for us each time you shop at Tesco in Lewes. We will then receive a share of the pot depending on the number of votes we receive. Any monies received will be used to support those students who are financially disadvantaged to buy their DT practical food ingredients.  Thanks for your support 

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Posted on 16 Dec 2021

ROMEO AND JULIET

Priory's entry to the Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival in 2021 is a video movie of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Set and filmed during the last four months entirely in the school grounds and starring our talented students.   To see what all the festival schools did go here :-  https://www.shakespeareschoolsfilmfestival.org/

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Posted on 16 Dec 2021

Friends of Priory Christmas Raffle now closed

Thanks to all those who supported us this year, we raised an amazing £750.   Wishing you all a very peaceful and relaxing festive season - from the Friends of Priory Committee.  

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Posted on 14 Dec 2021

Christmas Concert 2021

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Posted on 27 Oct 2021

Gardens Of Empire 11th November 2021

Gardens of Empire - Kew and the Colonies An illustrated talk by award-winning author and broadcaster, Professor Jim Endersby. Thursday 11th November, 7pm  

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Posted on 5 Sep 2021

Priory Summer School 2021

  The first week of the Summer holidays was the perfect opportunity for our Summer Schoolers to explore the empty school and get to know staff before they officially started. We are so proud of this year’s group, their energy, enthusiasm, and determination meant they coped admirably with the extensive programme of activities. The students took part in creative activities, team building challenges, gained cooking and first aid skills, as well as experiencing an exciting introduction to Science and a Forest School session. We were also very lucky to have a visit from PC Ross who advised the students about crime prevention and explained how they can play a valuable part in keeping everyone safe.  A visit to Lewes Castle meant that the students could immerse themselves in the history of Lewes and they even took part in a simulated archaeological dig. The birds-eye view from the top of the castle provided an excellent opportunity for students to see Priory’s place within its local community. A fun-filled coaching experience at the South Downs Club, meant students had a chance to find out about some of the wonderful things they can get involved with outside of school too.  Sara Riley, Manager at the South Downs said “Priory’s enthusiastic students tried their hand at a range of different activities.  The group spent time with one of our tennis coaches, building up skills and improving their hand-eye co-ordination.  They then moved onto the astro-pitch where they were put through some sports leader training, working specifically on communication, responsibility and co-operation skills.  The group were fantastic to work with, focussed and very supportive of one another, it was great fun.”   The week culminated in an Alice in Wonderland inspired, Mad Hatters tea party. We were delighted so many parents were able to join us and hear all about our action-packed week. Congratulations to the students of Summer School 2021. We had a blast!!!  

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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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