|Wed Dec 11|
Y11 Music – Composition AOS1/2
|Thu Dec 12|
Y10 GCSE Drama Trip to see War
|Thu Dec 12|
Y11 at Guidance Interviews at Sussex Downs College
|Fri Dec 13|
Y11 at Guidance Interviews at Sussex Downs College
|Fri Dec 20|
End of term - half day
|Fri Dec 20 @08:35 - 10:40|
Y7 Pantomime Competition
|Mon Dec 23|
|Tue Dec 24|
|Wed Dec 25|
|Thu Dec 26|
Friends of Priory
Parent Voice Group
School Nursing Service survey - see below
Priory is a leading school in East Sussex with Arts, Language and Science College status, rated "Outstanding" by OFSTED. We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school situated in the County Town of Lewes, with approximately 1150 students on roll. The school aims to reflect the uniqueness of Lewes, historically and socially. Given our strong association with the author of natural justice, Tom Paine, it is our vision to build upon the concepts of freedom, democracy and justice. You can see our awards here, read our full Vision and Mission Statement here, and see a summary of our last 5 years' examination results here.
Mr A. Smith
Information about how to contact staff is available under School Info > Staff above. If students wish to contact staff (e.g. to submit homework) they should use their school email (via the Students icon in the External Access box).
Steampunk Piano Auction
We are pleased to announce that the steampunk piano was sold at auction at the Lewes Fatstock dinner for £1,250! We would like to say a big thank you to Charles Wycherley for hosting the auction and to everyone who supported us.
Auction winners Luke Hartery (R) & Lee Reed
Demonstration by Nat Walter
School Nursing Service Survey
The School Nursing Service is being reviewed and East Sussex County Council would like to know what your experience of the service has been like.
If you're a student and would like to get involved please complete the online survey at the link below by THURSDAY 2nd JANUARY (this gives you time to complete it in the Christmas holidays if you like!)
The survey for children and young people of secondary school age is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/schoolnursing_11-19
Note : If your parents or carer would be interested in completing a survey about the service they need to use this link instead : https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SchoolNursing_ParentCarer
Memories of Mumford and Sons : The Steampunk Piano Could Be Yours!
If you were lucky enough to go to the Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Stopover you may have spotted (or even played) the steampunk piano that was in the Priory ruins field. The piano was given to the school by the band for us to decorate for the concert. They also donated a signed album, which is framed on the piano. There is now a unique opportunity to own the piano yourself! In conjunction with the Lewes Round Table, the piano will be auctioned during the Town Dinner, on 27th November at Lewes Town Hall. The proceeds will be used to help fund a new ICT suite, with a donation to the St Peter and St James Hospice (the chosen charity of the Lewes Round Table). Even if you will not be there on the night, you have the opportunity to bid for the piano; pop into BPM at 28 Station Street and place your sealed bid (with your name, daytime contact details and address) in an envelope in the Steampunk box. This must be done by 10 am on the 27th November. You will be informed on 28th November if the piano is now yours!
Friends of Priory News
Could YOU be the new FOP secretary? Friendly, hardworking committee members seek practical, note-taking person to attend meetings once every half term. No experience necessary, enthusiasm welcomed. Full training given by outgoing secretary, Sarah. You can read more about the role here : FOP Secretary Vacancy
Winter draws on and thoughts turn towards the festive season. This year, the ever-popular Priory Christmas Carol Concert will be part of the first ever bumper Friends of Priory Christmas Extravaganza, featuring a mulled wine reception and Christmas market. You'll be able to order your turkey from a quality, local supplier (£5 goes straight to school funds) and you can even order your Christmas tree. Stocking fillers, more mulled wine and, of course, mince pies will all be for sale on the night. And don't forget the ever-fabulous FOP Christmas raffle.
For your festive shop, FOP's Christmas market's got the lot!
Monday 9th December 5.30pm onwards
Lewes Co-operative Learning Partnership
In the coming weeks, parents, carers and others will be invited to comment through a consultation process on an exciting proposal by Western Road Community Primary School and Priory School, in partnership with Southover CE Primary School, Rodmell CE Primary School, Iford and Kingston CE Primary School, Pells CE Primary School and South Malling CE Primary School, to work in close partnership with each other to improve educational experiences and outcomes within our family of schools. We believe that the character and values of our schools would be reinforced through partnership. It is proposed that this should be strengthened by association with the Co-operative College and membership of the national Schools Co-operative Society (SCS).
“We believe that working in partnership will give increased strength to every school and offer many new opportunities for the children and young people of Lewes. We will work to a shared vision which will further improve teaching and learning, raise expectations and make our existing collaboration and associated school improvement strategies stronger and more sustainable and importantly, remain accountable to our local communities.”
Tony Smith – Headteacher Priory School
“To meet the needs of our children and our communities, we need to be working together and to remain locally accountable. A shared Trust would allow each school to maintain its own character, ethos and expertise whilst fostering clear mechanisms for mutual support."
Ken Caplan – Chair of Governors Western Road Community Primary School
Further information and the consultation questionnaire are available via the Trust Consultation link at the top right of the home page.
The consultation runs from the 27th September until the 25th of October.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the public performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival at Roedean School in Brighton. Forty Year 9 Priory School students will be participating, both on stage and backstage, on Thursday October 24th 2013 in a thirty minute version of the play. Three other local schools will also be performing thirty minute versions of other Shakespeare plays at the same event. An adjudicator will be present who will make comments about the performances at the end. Tickets are priced £8.50 for adults and £6.50 for concessions. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. and finish at approximately 9.45 p.m.
Tickets may be bought online at www.brightonticketshop.com (a booking fee applies) or reserved by telephone on 01273 709709 and picked up in person at the Dome Booking Office, New Road, Brighton (no booking fee).
Please try and support our students at this event as they have been working hard in rehearsals since June.