The country is experiencing high temperatures this week. Thankfully here in Southsea temperatures have not peaked at the extremes felt elsewhere in the Region. Please be assured that all staff have been given the advice issued for a Heatwave Alert and will be responding accordingly. We are very conscious of the stress hot weather places on children, especially for our Muslim pupils who are fasting all day during Ramadan.
Pupils have access to drinking water at least every 2 hours to top up water bottles. Teachers are doing all they can to minimise exertion and temperatures in classrooms. Pupils will have options in PE to help those fasting or who feel unable to fully participate, but we do expect all pupils to change for PE as usual. The forecast for tomorrow is lower than that experienced today. Friday is looking very hot and we shall make any adjustments to the running of the school needed.
Please send your child to school as usual in normal uniform. We will issue ‘no blazer’ or ‘no ties’ instructions as appropriate during the day.
School Blazers do not have to be worn to school today due to the extremely hot weather.
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The Headteacher spent a delightful evening in the company of members of the Jami Mosque and The Lord Mayor at Iftar Mahfil tonight. It was an honour to hear leaders speak about peace and the spirit of Islam before breaking the fast and sharing a meal together. It was especially good to meet so many friends of Priory School, present pupils and past pupils who are all doing so well. Priory thanks you for your generous hospitality.
Next week the school will be running ‘Achievement for All’ week, where tutors will meet with pupils and parents to discuss progress throughout this academic year.
In order to schedule these important meetings, Priory School will close early at 1.30pm each day next week. Each pupil will be given a meeting slot between 1.30-2.50pm with their tutor – if you wish to confirm this, please contact your child’s tutor directly.