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Welcome to The Priory School Community Page

The Priory School recognises its position as a vital part of the community, and provides opportunities for our students to broaden their understanding and experiences of the community they are part of, incorporating local, regional, national and global communities.

Bridging the Generation Gap – innovative training for the elderly

Year 10 students visited an Age Concern Day Care Centre over a period of time and worked with their clients teaching them how to use the Nintendo Wii and surf the net.

The sessions were a great success with really positive evaluation comments from clients such as "We want more time please" This has been a really useful and positive experience for us" "We learnt about equipment that was not familiar to us, golf was really interesting" 98% of Clients thought the sessions were very good and would not change anything. Student evaluations showed they really felt the sessions were rewarding and they were helping people. They felt fulfilled and couldn't believe some of the reactions to learning new technology.

Please click to view the case study: Bridging the Generation Gap Case Study.

Business Community Partners

The school has a range of business partners who we are forever grateful to for their time and support. You can view a list of the Businesses & Organisations who support The Priory School by clicking the link below:

Business Community Links

We have selected a few examples of business partnership engagement:

Careers and English @ Work Event 

This event has been organised to educate Year 9 students on how important it is for them to have a good understanding of English for when they leave school to help them with future employment and education and in their everyday lives. Businesses & organisations talk to students about the English skills they use in the work place and about the career opportunities available.


Business & Religious Philosophy Challenge

The Challenge was delivered to 160 year 9 students working with 3 businesses an architect and 2 marketing research companies over 2 days. Objectives:

  • To demonstrate understanding of multi-faith needs within industry by producing a 3D building
  • To develop entrepreneurial spirit and skills through the marketing of a new building
  • To research the needs of employees within a given industry and fulfil their requirements
  • To improve team building, communication, decision making and leadership skills
  • To concur and evaluate finished designs and marketing campaigns to establish the most realistic refurbishment of existing building

Please click to view the Business & Religious Philosophy Enrichment Week Resource.


Business Interviews

After talking to local small to medium businesses in our area we were made aware of the difficulty they had in releasing staff to come to school and talk to the students. Our Head of Business came up with the idea of producing a professional DVD of a selection of businesses who were interviewed by Year 10 students. A DVD was produced titled "The Priory School 5 Business Interviews" which was used as  learning resource.

Primary School Community

The Priory School organises various primary school projects and activities such as:

Blue Skies Primary School Business & Enterprise Challenge

This challenge involves students being asked to produce a prototype drinks container looking at product design, marketing, promotion, finance & budgets. Teachers are invited to attend with students for a CPD session involving participation, observation & networking opportunities. We have introduced a new pilot evaluation form called ASPIRE to this challenge ASPIRE is linked to the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS). This evaluation has been produced to monitor the before and after impact of the event for students and staff.

Please click for examples of:

Blue Skies student ASPIRE evaluation

Blue Skies ASPIRE results table

Blue Skies teacher ASPIRE evaluation

Blue Skies Primary School Innovation Challenge

This challenge is delivered at the primary schools for the whole of Year 5 students every year. The Challenge has been designed as underpinning knowledge for students leading on to the Business & Enterprise Year 6 Challenge. Students will participate in design, marketing and financial activities.

Primary Art & Design Sessions

An Art & Design after school club is offered to primary students to attend The Priory School and take part in fun drawing and painting activities.

We also offer an Art & Design Clay Making mornings when primary students spend the morning in school and take part in designing and making their own clay masks.

Design & Technology Primary Mornings - Developing Woodwork Practical Skills applicable to the New Primary National Curriculum for D & T  

Primary students take part in making and designing a wooden construction working with The Priory School Year 10 students and Product Design Teacher.  They develop a wide range of skills using a variety of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing.

Science for Fun Primary Sessions

Primary students attend The Priory School and spend time in the science labs to learn about particle theory and investigating acids and alkalis!

New Intake Students Fun Morning 

The Priory School Fun Sunday is all about providing an opportunity for children who are due to join The Priory School the following September a chance to meet their peers and have a taster of the extra curricula activities they may experience at school.  This not only supports our school transition process but enables children to make friends before they start the big school!

Parent/Carers Subject Workshops

Workshops are held for parents and carers to attend where they learn about Languages, Maths and English within the curriculum and are given guidance and support to help their children with homework.

If you are a parent and would like us to consider a topic for you to attend please email

Hiring our facilities 

The Priory School can offer you the ideal venue at affordable rates.  We hire all the school's facilities such as our Main School Hall, Sports Hall, Drama Studio, Business Centre, Dining Hall, Classrooms and Sports Field Monday to Friday.  Please see Gallery tab to view a selection of rooms available.  
Community Contact Details :


Sandra Cooper, Community & Teaching School Manager

email: or telephone: 01743 284011

Deb Stephens, Lettings Co-ordinator


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