Word of Thanks

Dorking Priory Parent Testimonial

“In an age where thanks often goes amiss, we think it is important the staff at The Priory know when a good job has been done and in our children it has, so thank you.” — Mr and Mrs. Wood

Our head teacher recently received this letter from the parents of Priory students. We are proud of our students, our teachers, our staff, our school and our alumni.

We strive to inspire, guide and support every member of our community. We collaborate and support each other to be the best person they can be. Based upon a set of four distinctive values — wisdom, dignity, hope and community — we help to establish a strong and sustainable foundation for life.

We are pleased to share this testimonial from the Wood family.


Dear Sir/Madam

In Summer 2019, our son George will leave The Priory School following the completion of his A Level studies. Our daughter Harriet also left The Priory, albeit in 2016, and went on to study further at The University of Sheffield.

Today, we made an appointment to visit Mrs Gibb to personally thank her and the teaching staff at the school. The reason we wanted to do so in person was simple, Harriet and George have thrived at your school.

Both have been Head Students, both have completed their gold DofE, both have taken on additional responsibility and both have come away with excellent academic results, given of course that George won’t know until mid-August the result of his A Levels. Both have loved the opportunity to help co-ordinate RAG week, both have represented the school in sports, end of year production or as part of their studies, and both have matured into young people that we are justly proud.

It is often hard to sum up the reasons why we are grateful, but we really are and we will also miss the connection with the school. There have been a number of teachers that have made a particular impression and their dedication and enthusiasm has made both Harriet & George enthusiastic about coming to school (and also dedicated to it too).

In particular can we thank Mrs Gibb for the positive effect she has had on The Priory, it is noticeable and her vision deserves credit also.

In an age where thanks often goes amiss, we think it is important the staff at The Priory know when a good job has been done and in our children it has, so thank you.

With best regards

Andy & Christina Wood


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Located in the heart of the Surrey Hills, the Priory School C of E in Dorking inspires, educates and supports its community — students, teachers, parents — to live life in all its fullness. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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