70th Anniversary - Keeping it in the Family
Priory proudly celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and we have been digging through our archives to look at how the school has changed since 1953.
Priory Welcomes South Ribble MP
When the House of Commons came to Priory as the MP for South RIbble visits the school.
Alumni: Mrs Wragg memorial and family visit
On Wednesday we welcomed two special visitors to Penwortham Priory Academy.
Alumni: Class of 2003
Why don't we do these anymore? Class of 2003: A vintage year!
Alumni: Jemma Oliver (Class of 1997)
Former Priory pupil Jemma Oliver has travelled the world but is now giving back to the community of Penwortham.
Former pupils return for further maths
LuSoM deliver a talk to top set maths along with former pupils Jack and James.
Priory's first head prefects head back to school
Priory’s first Head Boy and Girl were reunited after almost 66 years apart and had the chance to meet the incumbents of the posts.
Class of 2017: Annie Hargreaves
This week we welcomed back our Head Girl from Class of 2017.
When the past came back to Priory
It was back to school for Priory’s first ever Head Girl and her conclusion on the new-look Priory was ‘it’s amazing’.
Alumni leading the way at Institute of Physics event
Priory's alumni were leading the way at the Institute of Physics conference in London
Meet the teacher - Mr Cox
Mr Cox used to be a pupil at Priory and he says the school is 'unrecognisable' from his early days after returning as a Science teacher earlier this year.
MFL German - Welcome back Mr Warham
Did you know that we also offer GCSE examinations in other foreign languages at Priory?
Alumni: Megan & Olivia Grant (Class of 2016)
Happy birthday to 22-year-old Penwortham Priory Academy twins whose birthday was 02-02-22.
Headteacher's Log - 28 January 1953
History teacher Mr Eccles has revelled in the daily journals to find 'picks' which we will find amusing to read today. How things have changed!
Alumni: Sonia Taylor (Class of 1955)
We're really excited to be in touch with the daughter of one of our very first Head Girls.
Libby receives Team GB call up
Class of 2020, pupil, Libby, admitted she almost quit synchronised swimming – but now she has received a call up to the GB World and European squad.
Tree planted in memory of former teacher
A tree has been planted in the Priory garden in memory of former teacher, Jean Wragg.
In memory of...Jack Milner (Class of 2009)
We were saddened to be informed that Jack passed away suddenly on 23 October, aged 28.
Class of 2021 Celebration Evening & GCSE Certificate Collection
Sadly, due to the rising Covid cases it is not sensible for us to run an ‘in-person’ Celebration Evening this year.
Alumni - Andy Kolacz (Class of 1990)
Former pupils have a habit of returning to Priory as staff – and Site Supervisor Andy Kolacz is the latest!
In memory of Mrs Wragg - Strive for the highest
Penwortham Priory Academy will introduce the Jean Wragg ‘Strive for the Highest’ award in memory of former English teacher and Head of Year who died recently.
Class of 1989 - the staff
This photo was kindly sent to us this week by former English teacher, Mr Hunter.
Alumni - Carl Walkden (Class of 2009)
Carl left Priory in 2009 and an early enthusiasm for PE led to him to an education in sports, followed by a career in the Army.
Alumni - Louise Hawkins (Class of 2010)
Whilst at Priory, Louise took part in an experimental education programme and recently her mum got in touch to update us with how things have turned out since she left us a decade ago.
Alumni - Harry Coyne (Class of 2020)
Former Priory pupil Harry has left home at 16 to pursue his dream of being an American Footballer and also to follow his love of sports journalism.
Alumni - Jordan North - I'm a Celebrity
Whilst many of you will be tuning in to watch I'm a Celebrity on Sunday night, please look out for one of its stars in particular - former Priory pupil, Jordan North.
Alumni - Ed Duckworth (Class of 2012)
Ed was the 4th official at last night's televised Women's FA Cup semi final match.
In memory of...Daniel Appleby (Class of 2002)
The family of Daniel Appleby have brought in this year’s plaque which will be presented to a pupil for friendship and kindness.