Enrichment opportunities


Our enrichment opportunities provide the chance for our pupils to further prepare for life in all its fullness. There is a broad and varied abundance of clubs, visits, trips and events at The Priory, furthermore due to the amount of places available the majority of the school can take part. We have compiled a list below of what we are offering this year so that you can see what you might like to take part in or look forward to as a potential Year 7.  Whilst this is an example of our current provision staff are always willing to start new clubs if there is interest from our students.


Pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum, which is enhanced by well-planned spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision. Christian values are well promoted, and pupils regularly discuss topical local and national issues. Pupils also benefit from many after-school clubs and activities, as well as the school’s strong commitment to the performing arts and practical subjects, such as design technology.

Ofsted Report 2019


The following are examples of the wide range of enrichment opportunities we offer:

Drama

Green power

A21

Chaplaincy OMG week

East African Playgrounds (Priory6 only)

RAG week

Young Carers Support Club

Foreign exchange trips

Theatre trips

Reading club

Computer and robotics club

Music clubs – Jazz band, Rock band, Youth voice choir, African drumming club, guitar club

Poetry club

Lego club


Testimonials

 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award

John Warren (Gold Assessor from Yorkshire):

“I have recently assessed a team from your school and as an Assessor for the Award I always like to give feedback whenever possible. The team arrived late on Thursday night after a very arduous journey, not least for the staff. However despite this they were a delight to meet and we soon got on to discussing their proposals, which were some of the best I’ve had to work with. This is all down to the hard work and guidance given by the staff beforehand. Throughout their journeying the team proved to be in excellent spirits, were always good company when I met them and always got on with the task ahead; be it climbing steep mountains in heat or setting camp on immediate arrival.It is easy to see why George and Camilla are head students but Jamie, Owen and Prakiti deserve equal praise for their part in the expedition. Sometimes these activities get overlooked with everything else going on in a school but I hope the encouragement for the Award from the staff is not one.”


Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award

Mrs Barnett, parent:

“Thank you, Jess did enjoy her weekend she did find it tough at times and as she hadn’t done Bronze, we feel she did very well in the weather conditions! She has learnt a lot and will practice navigation skills as this was her weak point , we are very proud of her and all the students that took part , thank you for all your help and support. (Mrs Hultquist)

Thank you so much Mrs Tanton and all the staff and volunteers. Carissa had a great time and in such rotten weather. Her first DofE we are very proud. She made good friends which is great as she is new to the school. What a fab achievement.”


Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award

Mr and Mrs Mander , parents:

Just wanted to thank you and all the volunteers involved in the practice expedition last weekend!

Luciné enjoyed her experience and is looking forward to completing the real one.


Mrs Walsh, parent:

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the last couple of days, I know what a commitment it must be for you all and it really is appreciated. It was a unique way for Andrew to celebrate turning 14 yesterday!”


Carol service

Mrs Fallon, parent:

I just wanted so say what a lovely Christmas service the pupils and staff did last night at St Paul’s church. (Mrs Fallon)


Afternoon of music

Mrs Newman, parent:

What a bunch of talent kids, I so admire their enthusiasm for all things music and what a range…  Thank you and your team for offering them such opportunities during lunch breaks and then to perform.  I remember we had to stand up and sing, play the triangle or tambourine and one xylophone we could look at.  Oh, how things have changed – thank goodness….


Music concerts

Mrs Hinton, parent:

I just wanted to say thanks for putting on a fantastic concert last night.  I was initially surprised when Angus said he wanted to take part, as he’s only been learning the drums for a few weeks.  It was just lovely to watch the drum band perform.  I have to admit that I thought about leaving straight after the drums, but I am so glad I stayed – the standard was really high and it was a most enjoyable evening.


Performing in the local community – Dorking Christmas Festival

Mrs Avenell:

Just wanted to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed listening to your students playing at the Dorking Christmas Festival.  The students and their music teacher, all giving up their time, are a credit to the school.