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Priory Academy Showcase

Friday, February 24, 2017

We are going to be holding a talent Showcase Night for students at the end of term.  We want as many students to be included as possible.  If you have a talent that you want to show then come and take part in the auditions which will take place in M7 on Monday 6th March from 3.00pm for Year 5/6 and Tuesday 7th March from 3.15pm for Years 7-11.  The end time of these auditions will be dependent on the numbers auditioning, but shouldn’t be later than 4.00pm.  Everyone is welcome, whether you are a solo or group act.

If you are interested in coming along please sign the sheet on the Drama Room door (after gaining written permission from your parent/carer – a note in your planner will be fine).

The Showcase Night will be held as a competition, with the winning act being selected by a panel of judges.

Come along and have a go!

If you have any questions please feel free to speak with us.


Ben, Emilia, Oliver and Amy
Head Boy/Girl and Deputy Head Boy/Girl

Post 16 advice and support

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Careers Focussed Facebook Page for young people…. let’s help our young people on the road to a successful career!

Central Bedfordshire Council have created an impartial one stop shop for up-to-date, useful and reliable information on education, employment and training opportunities for young people in Central Bedfordshire. Please click on the following link to ‘LIKE’ and ‘SHARE’ the Facebook page for further information:

This aims to support young people to continue in education, training or employment with training post 16 years old and provide assistance to parents, carers, schools and businesses. Content will include relevant careers information and opportunities, for example, work experience, training and courses, traineeships, apprenticeships, events, motivational quotes, youth clubs, youth work activities and related success stories. National awareness days/campaigns will be showcased and there will be a monthly theme, for instance, health and wellbeing, volunteering, apprenticeships, revision, exams.


Christmas in the Art Department

Friday, December 16, 2016

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
― Albert EinsteinThe World As I See It.

What better topic for Priory pupils to produce a whole array of art work on – and where better to start than the mystery of the Christmas story?

Admittedly it is hard to think what mystery can be created in entries for a Christmas Card competition, a Christmas calendar competition, and a “rip open the huge present” competition, but I am proud to say that the detail and hard work that has been created across the school is truly admirable, and you have to start somewhere!  In fact, it is a mystery how some of the artwork was produced in such a short amount of time.

Here are some of the entries for each competition and the names of the winners.  The Christmas Card competition winners won five copies of their cards and Lucy Kalabza also won a voucher for her glittery beautiful postbox; the Advent Calendar winner (Erin O’Sullivan for her absolutely gorgeous reindeer) received an art pack including pencils, felt tips, sketchbook and more, and the winners of the “rip open the huge present” (Gracie for her wonderful wrapping present dress, Kai Jones, Jennifer Radford, Amiee Williams, Amy Swan and Bianka Misikova for their fun hand print reindeer) eventually found some Haribo (but not in the present!). 

Year Sevens also made a beautiful pom pom wreath in textiles which we took to the Luton & Dunstable hospital to cheer up the children’s ward over Christmas.  This was inspired by the story of eleven year old Campbell Remess, a boy who makes teddies for sick people.

Next term the art department will have more competitions, trips and events occurring as well as art club at lunchtime.  I could list the events here but if I did they would not be a mystery any more, would they?  After all, “it is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.” isn’t it? 

Quote by Antoine Rivarol.



Monday, December 12, 2016

The winners of the form effort grade competition will have a non school uniform day on Tuesday, 13th December.

The winners are:









Children in Need Fundraising

Monday, November 21, 2016

We are extremely pleased to be able to tell you all that, so far this year, we have raised the following for the BBC Children in Need appeal:

Mufti       –         £651.44

Abbey Jarvis & Riley Cassidy Selling Items   –    £16.31

Cake sale            –       £30.14

Chocolate Pizza           –         £93.72

‘Custard’ pies       –      £14.34

Crossbar Challenge     –     £18.80

Penalty shoot Out  –    £40.65

Grand Total      £ 865.40


We would like to sincerely thank all those who took part again to help us raise such an incredible amount of money for this very worthy cause.  We recently received confirmation from the Children in Need appeal that we are in the top 350 fundraising schools in the country and this is all down to your support – we thank you wholeheartedly!