European Day of Languages Competition

On Friday 26 September a group of 16 Year 9 pupils went to Fratton Park to prepare for a competition set up for European Day of Languages.

They had to prepare a short multi media presentation designed to attract a French speaking footballer to Pompey! Everyone had an excellent day, and to round it off perfectly, one of our teams, made up of Luke Blay, Max Collier, Sam Lockyer, Jacob Wade and Alex Dudman won!!

This link shows everyone’s attempts – please vote for our boys!

Also in school to celebrate European Day of Languages, we had a ‘Mexican Wave’ of language in Room 3 – Our multi lingual pupils and staff greeted us in their mother tongue! Click here (opens in Windows Media Player)

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Opportunities Fair 2014


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by | October 16, 2014 · 9:30 am

Donate a Can because we Can

Supporting the local Foodbank – ‘Donate a Can because we Can’

We are once again wishing to support the local Foodbank run by The Trussel Trust through a fundraising appeal we are calling ‘Donate a Can because we Can’.

As many of you already know, the Foodbank plays a vital role in the City of Portsmouth as it helps families who need food the most and we believe this is a worthwhile cause for our pupils to become involved with.  Last year, the Foodbank helped some 7,100 people (adults and children) and they tell us this is 3,500 more than the previous year.  In the past, we have taken pupils to the premises so they can see where donations go and how the charity runs, and this has been both interesting and insightful for them.  We have been offered further visits this year and I think it is important that we take some of our new Year 7 pupils to see their good work.

This year, World Food Day is on Thursday 16 October and so assemblies that week will aim to educate our pupils about global poverty and its causes, and about family farming, the main focus of the 2014 World Food Day across the globe.  During this week, we will be asking our pupils to bring in a can of food from the list below, not in order to wear non-school uniform, or for any other privilege but simply because, for most of our pupils, they are able to, hence the title ‘A Can because we Can’.

Donations should be brought to school on the day of each year group’s assembly so that pupils can exchange their can for information about global poverty and advice about what we should all aim to do in the future.  Tutors will remind tutees the week before and we will also post reminders via the school website.

Cans requested are:  powdered milk, soup, sponge pudding, tomatoes, rice pudding, meat, fish, vegetables or fruit.

Finally, we really do appreciate that not all pupils will be able to support our appeal in this way but if everyone who ‘can’ does, we will still be able to make a significant contribution to the charity.

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by | September 22, 2014 · 9:00 am

Daytime Tours

In addition to our Open Evening for prospective pupils and parents on Thursday 9 October, James Humphries, Headteacher, is offering daytime tours of the school.

We hope you are able to join us for one of these; scheduled dates are Tuesday 23rd September at 8.45am and Friday 3 October at 1.45pm.

Please contact Myra Buckley, Head teacher’s PA, to book.  Telephone 02392 819115, Ext 205 or email

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Annual Meeting – Monday 29 September 2014 at 7.15 pm – Main Hall

Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends and Staff

On behalf of Priory Association (the PTA for Priory School) a very warm welcome to all our new Year 7 parents and pupils, and all existing parents and pupils. We would like to invite you to join us for a “very informal” Annual Meeting on Monday 29 September 2014 at 7.15 pm in the main hall.  We are required to hold this Annual Meeting to elect or re-elect members and agree our accounts.

We are a very friendly group of parents, teachers, and school representatives who meet a couple of times each term.  Our main aim is to raise funds for “extras” for the benefit of our pupils, and also to arrange social activities.  We try to make this as enjoyable as possible.

We would welcome your help with a range of activities from serving tea and coffee at the various Parents’ Evenings and other school fundraising events throughout the year, to sharing your ideas of ways to raise money for the benefit of the school, or joining us when possible, as a representative for your child’s Year Group. This is not, of course, a requisite and does not commit you.


We look forward to meeting you all.

Teresa Wilford – Chairperson

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