At Priory pupils are initially placed into one of four Houses – Calder, Douglas, Hodder and Ribble. They are then allocated to one of eight Progress Groups within the House e.g. Calder 1 or Calder 2 or Douglas 1, Douglas 2 etc.

All members of the same family i.e. brothers and sisters are placed in the same Progress Group in the same House and they stay in that form for the whole of their time at Priory until Year 11.

Please refer to the document below for a more detailed explanation of the system with some of its key benefits for your child.

"Care and guidance systems are very effective in meeting the needs of all students, particularly those who are vulnerable and those from other cultures. Excellent computer information systems keep staff and students and their parents and carers very well informed about academic and personal progress." OFSTED 2010

"Care and guidance systems are extremely effective in ensuring students ... are able to thrive in school." OFSTED 2010

Operation Encompass

In conjunction with Lancashire Police, this school is involved in a national initiative called Operation Encompass.  The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.

Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared.  Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to help and support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

This is a valuable initiative that means we can help and support students and their families within our school when they need us most.

You can find out more information by visiting the Operation Encompass website or by contacting the school's Pastoral Managers, Mrs Clementson and Mr Shipton.

Pastoral Care Documents