Posted on 13 Nov 2019
Posted on 12 Nov 2019
New Science Labs!
We were delighted to hold the opening of our newly refurbished Science labs last week. The project was undertaken during the summer holidays, to refurbish not one but three of our eight Science rooms, which have been in use by thousands of students for the last 20 plus years. This September at the beginning of the new term they were opened to our students. One of the key features was the purchasing of a mobile Fume Cupboard with docking stations - previously teachers in any of the other labs would have to wait and book a room with this equipment, but this allows each of the labs to have the opportunity to provide the students with a better learning experience. Our curriculum lead for Science, Liz Wilson is absolutely delighted to have achieved the first phase of her longer term plan which is to refurbish all eight of the rooms (five more to do!). The project would not of been possible without the support of our PTA, Friends of Priory School, who tirelessly fundraised and were able to contribute £15,000, along with an award from the Fonthill Foundation (the CEO and Project officer both attended the launch) and The Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust.
Posted on 11 Nov 2019
Posted on 5 Nov 2019
How to log in to EduLink
If an EduLink login we sent you has expired you can reset it via the "Reset Login" link on the EduLink home page. Many thanks to those parents who have sent us valuable feedback about EduLink - its rollout has been very successful! You can read more about EduLink here. Please note that not all EduLink's features are enabled yet. There is a simple help guide downloadable here. Homework Although the Homework function of EduLink is visible it is still undergoing testing - we are currently still using Show My Homework as our main homework app. Note : If you are a parent the simplest way to log on to Show My Homework is to use your child's login (the same one they use in school) - please ask them for this. Parents Evening We hope to use the Parents Evening function of EduLink for our first event in mid-December. INSIGHT - now closed Our old parental portal INSIGHT is now closed. All its features are available in EduLink.
Posted on 26 Sep 2019
Posted on 23 Sep 2019
Specialist Facility Consultation
East Sussex County Council is proposing to establish a special educational needs (SEN) facility at Priory School from 1 September 2020. The facility would accommodate 12 secondary age pupils with a primary need of specific learning difficulties, with associated special educational needs (e.g. anxiety or high functioning autism). The consultation can be accessed here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 11 October.
Posted on 10 Sep 2019
Posted on 6 Sep 2019
Posted on 4 Sep 2019
We hope you had a good summer? We are looking forward to the start of the new year and ensuring we build on the strong results achieved by our (ex) Year 11 students in the summer. To ensure a smooth start to term we would appreciate your support in ensuring that your son and/or daughter arrives at school in the correct uniform. If students are not wearing the correct uniform they will be asked to return home and change into the correct uniform before entering the school.
Posted on 22 Aug 2019
GCSE Results 2019
Students at Priory School have produced some magnificent GCSE results this year. There have been exceptional achievements in many subjects including English, Maths, Sciences, Languages, History, Geography, Dance, PE, Art and Music. Executive Headteacher Tony Smith commented: “Congratulations to the students, parents and staff on a wonderful set of results this year. The high grades achieved are just reward for their commitment to hard work and perseverance throughout their time at Priory School. There has been considerable uncertainty surrounding the recent reforms to GCSE, which have meant that it is harder than ever to achieve higher grades. Our students have responded admirably to the challenge of the revised specifications with 38% achieving at least one grade 8 and/or 9 across the range of subjects taken. 80% achieved at least a grade 4 in both maths and English. We are delighted that so many students exceeded their personal targets. We wish all our ex-students the best of luck for the future whatever they pursue!”
Posted on 6 Aug 2019
Posted on 1 Jul 2019
GCSE Results Collection
Students will be able to collect their GCSE results from school between 10am - midday on Thursday 22 August. Ideally students will be able to collect their results in person, however if this is not possible, any uncollected results will be posted home that afternoon, first class, to the address held on record by the school. If you have recently moved, please ensure you have informed us before Friday 19 July. In exceptional circumstances, and only with prior notification from the student, results can be collected by a parent. Students must write a letter to the Exams Officer stating who will collect their results. The letter should be signed by the student, and all letters requesting this must be received by the Exams Officer by Thursday 18 July. An email will not be sufficient. The parent must bring photographic id with them on 22 August. Students cannot collect results for other students. Please email the Exams Officer Ms Harris if you have any questions.
Posted on 7 Jun 2019
Posted on 5 Jun 2019
Posted on 23 May 2019
The Russell Group is relaunching its guide for Year 10 and 11 pupils on subject choice to study at sixth form or college and how it relates to their future study and careers. The renewed guidance is particularly targeted towards supporting less advantaged pupils, who may not always receive the same level of advice as their better off peers. To access the new Informed Choices website please click here. The FAQ is here.
Posted on 22 May 2019
Chess at Priory - 2nd in the county!
Our Priory School chess team came 2nd in the county at the finals of the Butler Cup Chess Competition held on 21st May. They represented the school really well, and gained a special commendation from the Sussex Junior Chess head coach as it is the first year we have taken part in this Sussex wide competition. The Priory chess club is open to all students. It is free, and operates as a drop-in club every Thursday from 3.15 - 4.30pm in S4 - come and try!
Posted on 16 May 2019
Help Raise Money For CRY With Healthy Hearts In June!
In March 2018, we ran a heart screening day in conjunction with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and Wave Leisure. We are trying to raise funds to hold another day. Healthy Hearts is a month-long event supporting CRY. CRY undertake ground-breaking research into the causes of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and also provide local screenings to help detect those with undiagnosed heart problems aged between 14 and 35. Healthy Hearts are hosting a number of challenges in June including swimming, running, walking and cycling which you can get sponsored for. Anyone can take part in these challenges, ether at Wave Leisure or elsewhere. Find out more using the Healthy Hearts website. Please note: This is a Healthy Hearts event - Wave is supporting the event by providing an optional venue for the activities