School Information

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The Priory School is a one-form entry Church of England Primary School.

The school was built in 1867, although its foundations go back to the Sixteenth Century when a grammar school was established in St Michael’s Loft of the Priory Church. It is situated in the heart of Christchurch with its main entrance in Wick Lane. It was granted Voluntary Aided status under the 1944 education Act, which enables it to remain faithful to its Church of England foundation.


Our Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 30 pupils per year group. 

We are one of the smallest primary schools in BCP Council and, as a consequence, there is an intimate family feel to our school.  We are able to encourage and celebrate the talents of all our pupils, to enable all to flourish regardless of starting points.

To learn more about our school’s vision and values, please visit the following pages:

The School’s Mission Statement 

The School’s Vision Statement

School Values

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