The Priory School is a Church of England school, and as such we are part of an educational network that focuses on teaching Christian values alongside academic excellence.
We are incredibly proud that our own community, following the last Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), recognised our contribution to our students’ development as outstanding.
As a school we strive to provide a solid foundation of values that enable students to progress and thrive. We believe in the Priory Way of wisdom, hope, dignity and community, and we’re thrilled to be honoured for achieving our goal.
A selection of the comments provided are below:
A successful mission statement: “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’.”
Living according to our values: “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.”
Commitment to our students’ holistic wellbeing: “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.”
Making a difference in the community: “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.”
Developing personal growth: “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’.”