We could not have been more proud to hear that Mrs van Vuuren won the ‘Teacher of the Year’ award at the Dunstable and Houghton Regis Business and Community Awards reception on Thursday. Many, many congratulations to her for this amazing achievement. Mrs van Vuuren said “Wonderful moments like this remind us that we all “sparkle and shine” in our own way. I am delighted to share this award with all the lovely children I teach, my supportive colleagues at Priory Academy, and my beautiful family. Thank you to you all for inspiring me every day.”
We are delighted to report that we have raised £592.53 for Jeans for Genes Day. Thank you to everyone who took part.
Priory Academy successfully reaches a major milestone in our 106 year history with the announcement of our first set of excellent GCSE results. We started our journey to extend our age range by 3 years in 2013, taking it from a Middle School to an extended Secondary School. The results show that 75% of students achieved at least 5 good GCSEs including maths and English. These superb results are a tribute to the incredible hard work and dedication of our students, staff, parents and governors and are a testament to our school’s vision and values.
We are delighted to report the headline figures of:
Grade 9-4 in English and maths: 83.1%
Grade 9-5 in English and maths: 68.7%
5 or more GCSEs at grade A*-C (including maths and English at grade 4): 74.7%
5 or more GCSEs at grade A*-C (including maths and English at grade 5): 65.1%
We are particularly pleased to see the exceptionally strong results in mathematics and in Chemistry, Physics & Biology with 96% achieving grade 4+ and C+.
Many congratulations to all our students and a special well done to those who have achieved outstanding individual performances:
Layla Cobbett: 1A*, 6As, 2Bs and 1 grade 9, 1 grade 7 and 1 grade 6
Praviga Kuganeswaran: 4A*s, 4 As, 1B and 2 grade 9s, and 1 grade 8
Jack Manders: 2A*s, 7As and 3 grade 7
Ben Warren: 4A*s, 5As and 3 grade 8s
Amy Roberts: 9 A*, and 1 grade 9, and 2 grade 8s
Daisy Sinden: 1 A*, 5As, 3Bs and 1 grade 7, and 2 grade 8s
Under the new rigorous marking introduced this year for English and Maths – our particular congratulations go to: Layla Cobbett, Amy Roberts, Mark Riley for grade 9s in maths and Zak Merel, Praviga Kuganeswaran for grade 9s in English. The new grade 9 is for outstanding achievement above the level of an A* on the old marking system and only awarded to the top 3% in the country.
Effort Grade Competition – Form Group Winners
Well done to the students in 5B, 6L, 7U, 8K, 9P and 10L for achieving the best overall effort grade scores. They have been awarded a free mufti day on the last day of term. Congratulations to you all.
Please remember appropriate clothing should be worn ie. no crop tops or hot pants-style shorts.
GCSE results will be available to collect from the school hall on Thursday 24th August, between 9:30-11:00am. If you are not able to collect them in person you can nominate someone else to do so on your behalf, but they must have your written permission. Any results not collected on the day will be posted to your home address.