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Posted on 22 May 2020

Shakespeare Schools Festival Auditions

Please see the flyer here!

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Posted on 13 May 2020

Presentations to Primary Schools

Our Deputy Headteacher, Mr Ashworth, has produced 4 videos taking potential parents and students through the presentation he normally gives to their primary schools. You can access them below : Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Map and Timetable You can also download the presentation here. You can download a sample Year 7 timetable here. More information can be found on our Primary Transition and Admissions pages.

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Posted on 12 May 2020

How to Report Phishing Emails

In the light of many recent COVID-related scams and disinformation, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) now has a very useful reporting service -you can access it here.

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Posted on 25 Mar 2020

East Sussex Health Services Information

ChatHealth poster download School health service letter

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Posted on 13 Mar 2020

EduLink Homework Guide

Now available for download here.

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Posted on 4 Mar 2020

A Fruitful Forest School Venture

Today, we were visited by Martin Crawford, who has spent over 20 years in organic agriculture and horticulture and is director of The Agroforestry Research Trust, He has written a number of books and has created a number of Fruiting Forests. Martin and John Parry came to help us form our ideas for this year’s John Muir project. We are building a Fruiting Forest Garden on an unloved area near to the music block and tennis courts. We are hoping to plant a range of trees and shrubs that will produce edible fruits and nuts. Some things will take quite some time to establish and fruit, but others will be ready to try this summer. John is very kindly donating some plants to our garden and Martin helped us to work out where they would flourish. We’ve had to do a lot of planning already, we’ve measured the space, clearly mapped out existing trees and land features and we had to test the soil to check the acidity, so we can find suitable plants. It was great to meet Martin and we learnt a lot from him about how to make a success of the things we would like to plant. We asked him for advice on attracting pollinators and he helped to advise us on problems we would have to overcome. Unbelievably, watering was something he thought would be a challenge, because it might just stop raining at some point this year. J We now feel like we understand what we need to do, it is going to be hard work, but we are excited about the legacy we will leave for everyone in the school. By Cody, Luke, Ashley and Brandon

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Posted on 4 Mar 2020

Student Leader visit to the Palace of Westminster

Our Student Leaders recently visited the Palace of Westminster - read their Words of Wisdom here!

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Posted on 3 Mar 2020

Gardens of Empire - POSTPONED

THIS TALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Kew and the Colonies - an illustrated talk by author and broadcaster Professor Jim Endersby at 7pm on Friday 27th March. Download the flyer here.

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Posted on 3 Mar 2020

School term and holiday dates

The Local Authority is currently responsible for setting school term and holiday dates for all community and voluntary controlled schools.  Foundation, trust, voluntary aided schools and academies are responsible for setting their own term dates. East Sussex County Council is consulting on a draft proposal for school term dates for the academic year 2021-2022.  The Council would like to hear the views of schools, parents/carers, and other interested parties on the proposed dates before they are finalised and published.  The consultation opened on 2 March 2020 and will run until 29 March 2020.  All comments should be submitted by this date. We would be grateful if parents/carers take time to comment on the proposal. The consultation is available on the Council’s Consultation Hub or can be viewed by using the following link  https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/  

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Posted on 2 Mar 2020

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, the DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows : Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) •    No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

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Posted on 28 Feb 2020

Homework is now on EduLink

Please note that we have now changed to using EduLink as our homework app, rather than Show My Homework. Note to parents : In EduLink the "Done" link for homework is only visible to students! Further information about EduLink is available here. If you still have the Show My Homework app on your phone, please delete it.

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Posted on 26 Feb 2020

Wising Up

Today, our year 8 students were treated to an outstanding performance by the Alter Ego team. The three-person cast dramatised a tragic story based on real cases, aimed at raising awareness around Child Criminal Exploitation. Today’s performance specifically tackled the strand of the County Lines drug trafficking model that sees vulnerable adults and young people targeted by organised groups and gangs to groom, trick, trap and manipulate them into trafficking drugs and sometimes weapons. The fast paced production was followed by a 20 minute question and answer session aimed at clarifying the key messages, ensuring students knew who they could speak to if they were worried in any way about such issues and discussing the follow-up sessions that will take place in tutor times and Life Skills lessons over the next few weeks. The students were fantastically behaved throughout and the initial feedback they gave was extremely positive.

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Posted on 25 Feb 2020

Parents' Forum

Wednesday 4th March 2020 6.00pm – 7.00pm, Priory School In the Dining 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.   Tea and coffee will be provided.

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020

Dark Skies Festival

Everyone is invited to Stargazing South Downs, Saturday 15th February at Steyning Grammar School and Thursday 20th February at The Town Hall, Lewes. There will be a wide range of activities for budding astronomers and space enthusiasts, including indoor planetarium shows, virtual reality experiences, advice on setting up telescopes and astronaut selfie stands. 15th Feb SGS Flyer 20th Feb Lewes Flyer The South Downs National Park is hosting a Dark Skies Festival, Friday 7 February to Sunday 23 February with activities and events taking place across the National Park, check out all the events at www.southdowns.gov.uk/darkskiesfestival.  

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Posted on 12 Feb 2020

RSC Top of the Bench

In January, a team of four student chemists represented Priory School at the Royal Society of Chemistry competition ‘Top of the Bench’ hosted by Hurstpierpoint College. A series of practical lab challenges were followed by a racing quiz – all thoroughly enjoyed by the participants. Huge thanks to everyone for making this a special event. Excellent teamwork from Priory!

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Posted on 12 Feb 2020

Public Speaking Competition

This month our Public Speaking team represented Priory School in the District Branch Final of the Churchill Public Speaking Competition. Our team made impressive contributions on a range of topical issues. Edith Courage, our speaker, gained a special commendation from the panel of judges, and the whole team made a tremendous contribution to an evening of high quality oracy! Debating Society runs in the Lecture Theatre on Thursdays at 1.30pm – all students are welcome. We run a fortnightly timetable for juniors and seniors to give all an opportunity to participate.  

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Posted on 3 Feb 2020

Year 9 Options Information and Parents' Evening Tue 25th Feb 2020

Please note that all booking for Parents' Evenings is now done through EduLink. You will be able to secure appointments with your son’s/daughter’s teachers via EduLink from 8.00pm on Monday 17th February to 11:55pm on Monday 24th February. Please make sure you are logged on as a parent rather than a student. If you need any help logging on, please email webmaster@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk (note that this inbox is checked during term-time office hours) Remember that your username is normally your email address, and if you're using the app the School ID is priory If you have any queries about bookings, please email patricia.cowlin@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk (Assistant Head) EduLink Parents' Evening Guide EduLink guide General information about EduLink    

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Posted on 3 Feb 2020

Wallands Nearly New Sale

There is to be an adults and children's Nearly New Sale at our partner - Wallands School - premises on the 29th February. Priory parents can register to sell and will receive 65-75% of anything sold (the higher amount if they also help out at the sale). Women's, children's and men’s clothes, shoes and accessories, books, toys, sports or general 'kit'... can be sold if in good condition. Register by emailing: nearlynewwallands@gmail.com for a registration form. On receipt of that we will send you a sellers pack with labels and information about the sale. And if you have nothing to sell then come for a shop and tea and cake from 12.45-3.30pm!

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