Coronavirus (COVID -19) Updates

Priory School is temporarily closed for majority of pupils.

Planning is underway to reopen to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 on the 1st June.

Priory School remains partially open for children of key workers and vulnerable children.

Priory School remains committed to supporting children who have to stay at home through our ‘school @ home’ learning provision.

Childcare Provision for Key Workers and Vulnerable Children

In order to be eligible to attend our learning and childcare provision for key workers & vulnerable groups, you need to register by completing a request form. We will always do our best to accommodate your needs, as the Government guidance reflects the easing of lock down. However places need to be booked in advance to ensure we have sufficient staff and space available as we look to reopen the school.

Link to Government Guidance on ‘Critical Worker’ Definition:

‘School @ Home’ Provision for the majority of Pupils

See our ‘School @ Home’ page under pupils on the school website for more details and links to resources. This provision will naturally reduce as more children return to school.

Daily learning blogs (all years) and activities on Google Classroom (for Y2 – 6) will be uploaded each day.  When these are less readily available in coming weeks – refer to the National Academy resource and Classroom Secrets website.

The Help Desk ( is open between 9 – 12 Monday to Friday for any learning related issue.

Staff continue to upload resources and video clips to support other areas of the curriculum – each week there is a Music, PE and Arts Challenge.  Every Friday we hold a Youtube LIVE Celebration Worship and we are now trialing using zoom for virtual worships on Monday and Wednesday.

Needing Support?

This is a hugely challenging time for families.

Together We Can is an initiative led by BCP Council, working in close partnership with many other public, private and voluntary sector organisations as well as community groups and residents who have offered to help and support the vulnerable people in our Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole communities to get through the coronavirus crisis.

To access this support, please click the link below.

For those in urgent need of food or essential household items, please call 0300 1237052

Re-opening Plans and Risk Assessment

Still awaiting final Governor approval of site specific Risk Assessment – it will appear here when available.

Archived Coronavirus Updates

School Risk Assessment: Mitigation Stage

In response to the Government’s announcements on 10.05.2020 relating to the Coronavirus, the school has moved to stage 3 (mitigation) on our prevention and management of sickness risk assessment. This means that there is now such a significant risk / likelihood of infection, that specific restrictions need to be in place.

We are continually monitoring and keeping up to date with the latest information and advice from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England and BCP Council in relation to the developing situation regarding the Coronavirus. 

Our letters to parents explaining the previous control measures to prevent the spread of the infection can be found here:

Latest government advice and information can be found at

Hand washing Advice from the NHS

Free School Meals Advice

You are eligible for free school means if you are on:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit. You must also have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018, your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

The easiest and quickest way to apply is online at

Priory School Choir and Musicians pay tribute to all key workers. Thank you!