School Conference Jan 2020
The focus of our School Conference this year was ‘Communication’. “The effect of parental engagement over a student’s school career is the equivalent of adding 2 to 3 years to that child’s grades.” John Hattie 2008
Please find attached a copy of the presentation and a feedback form. Please send any feedback to the school office by 31st January 2020.
Nativity Service Dec 2019
Our nativity service remains at the heart of all the school celebrations, taking place in the spectacular, candlelit surroundings of the Priory church. As is traditional, Class 2 led the service with their acting, while Class 6 narrators told the story of the birth of Jesus. This year we had 3 different choirs taking part (involving half the school) and a number of our musicians, including ukuleles, recorders, bass guitar and drums.
The children’s singing was heartfelt and impressive and stand-out moments include the advanced choir singing the ‘Wexford Carol’ and ‘Oh, with have to go’ sung by our youngest children. The school is hugely indebted to Miss Deay, who helped co-ordinate the service and Mrs Moss, who led the music.
Bournemouth In Bloom Winners July 2019
We are delighted to announce that we are the winners of the Bournemouth in Bloom School winners for 2018-19. The judging panel loved our designs for our new Eco Garden and the efforts we made in the Wonderful Wheelbarrow Competition and the Sweet Pea Competition.
Well done to all the Eco Committee and special thanks to Mr Diggins and Mrs Dyer for all their hard work. Champions!
School Success in Sport and Music June 2019
With nearly a third of the school involved in one of our choirs, it’s no surprise that Music continues to flourish here at The Priory. We won the New Milton Music Festival Ensemble Division and our choir finished ‘Highly Commended’. Thanks so much to Mrs Moss and Miss Deay.
For the first time in a number of years the school got through to the County Finals in Kwik Cricket. After success in Tag Rugby, skiing and tri-golf we look forward to the 2019-20 season!
The Grand Hub Opening April 2019
Months of hard work and negotiations finally resulted in the first new building at The Priory School for a number of years – our purpose built Nurture and small group space.
School Conference Jan 2019
On the 15th January, the school held its second annual school conference. It was an opportunity for school leaders to listen to what parents, children and Governors think about our school. We were pleased to hear about our many strengths and it was helpful hearing about some of the areas we need to improve. Better never stops!
We also took the opportunity to share our rationale for our curriculum redesign. A working party will be established in the next few weeks to see how we can incorporate ‘activity passports’ into our new curriculum.
The presentation is attached below:
Most improved Schools in Dorset – September 2018
We were delighted to receive the news that based on our 2017-18 year 6 results, we are one of the most improved schools in Dorset. This backs up the Church Inspection in June 2018, which reported that we are GOOD at meeting the needs of all learners.
Socrates said that the secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new!