The Priory School community was thrilled to be judged outstanding during the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) visit in December 2015.
We are especially proud of the following comments from the report:
The school’s mission statement encapsulates its ethos and students say that ‘our motto (by faith and hard work to achievement) is really important to us and that teachers expect us to work hard but help us to achieve’.
Students in the school have a highly developed sense of social responsibility which is evident in their work for charity, their support for other students and their view that everyone is equal in the eyes of God and should be helped. This is as a direct result of the school’s very strong Christian values which have a profound impact upon the lives of students.
The provision for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is extraordinary. This is fostered through the curriculum, especially in RE and collective worship and outside events.
Activities such as ‘OMG’ week, the school walk, the year group retreats, the dance shows, the
work with a school in Uganda, help students to develop. Initiatives, such as raising money and ‘twinning with toilets’ in Africa, and older students working in Uganda to build a playground for a school, are examples of the value of ‘sacrificial love’ being worked out in action.
Students spoke of being on a spiritual journey at The Priory which developed as they grew older. One student said ‘I’ve grown in my faith as the chaplains opened my eyes and I am always able to talk to them’.
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