Headteacher's Welcome

HeadteacherI feel very proud to welcome you to Priory Academy.  Here you will find our school an exciting place, where traditional values are combined with the latest technology to deliver a very effective and modern curriculum.

We are an outward looking, successful school that has served our local community for over 100 years.  Relentless in our pursuit of excellence, our school has developed rapidly from a popular middle to an extended secondary school (9-16 years).

In recent years our school has gone from strength to strength.  Our teachers are dedicated and committed to engaging, supporting and challenging our students to realize their full potential in all aspects of life.  Our vibrant curriculum combined with excellent teaching has resulted in our young people achieving not only excellent results at KS2, but outstanding GCSE results (90% Grade 4+ in English and maths) in the summer of 2021.

Having been judged as ‘Good with outstanding features’ by Ofsted in June 2017, I was delighted that the inspectors recognised our aspirational vision for the school and our determination to ensure that all our pupils excel. In addition, they commented that “leaders and teachers have developed a culture in which pupils expect and want to be challenged.”

We enjoy a close-knit community, where we pride ourselves on providing high quality education and individualised care. Following the ‘values-based’ education philosophy, we promote and nurture our students to have a strong sense of social responsibility, ready for the wider world.

Mrs M. Smith BSc (Hons), MSc, NPQH

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