A warm welcome to Priory School.
It is with great pleasure I welcome you to Priory School. Our school has a dedicated team of staff and governors to ensure that we provide a rich, full, engaging curriculum. We are a three-form entry Primary and Nursery school with a graduated resource provision for pupils with SEND. Our Resource Base, The Woodlands, provides more specialist and targeted provision within a smaller environment but children will access their mainstream class for most lessons. We are currently providing alternative provision within The Orchard unit, for children with significant communication and interaction difficulties who are unable to learn in a mainstream class.
We have developed a teaching and learning approach that progresses with the child. We believe all children flourish when they are happy, safe and are in the centre of their own learning. We value the importance of play in a child’s development. Whatever their age, opportunity for play and social interactions are key to a child’s overall sense of wellbeing and achievement.
Our teaching is underpinned by our values: curiosity, hope, opportunity, and trust. At Priory School, we foster a culture of courageous teaching and learning and inspire curiosity by making learning fun and purposeful. In our school there is a culture of trust because our staff build strong positive relationships with our pupils and each other. It is through these connections our pupils learn how to manage feelings and behaviour in a safe and trusting environment. Together we celebrate the diversity of our community through school events.
At Priory we aim to produce young people with our core qualities courage, determination and kindness. We hope our pupils gain the confidence and courage to grasp all opportunities that come their way, they have the determination to work hard, set themselves ambitious goals and most importantly we our pupils leave us kind, compassionate young people ready to make a better happier world.
Education is a partnership between parents and school staff, together we work to provide the best for your child. School should feel like a second home and a place every child feels happy and safe to come to. We hope that the years your child spends at Priory will always be remembered with warm and fond memories. Every child who attends and has left Priory will always be a part of the Priory family and an ambassador for the school.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Hannah Foster, Head Teacher
Growing determined, courageous, kind individuals proud to be Priory children.