28 March 2024
Image of Easter bingo event brings great fun and fundraising to Priory

Easter bingo event brings great fun and fundraising to Priory

Year 7 and Year 8 families, along with staff members, gathered for an Easter bingo fundraising event that proved to be a spectacular success.

27 March 2024
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Year 9 pupil explores for scouting gold

Year 9 pupil Kacper has received glowing reports after achieving his Gold Scout Chief award.

8 March 2024
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Pupils vote in National Youth Parliament Elections

This week pupils participated in the largest ballot for young people, the Youth Parliament Ballot.

7 March 2024
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From primary to Priory: Inspiring our next scientists

Priory's senior science teachers were invited to deliver an assembly at Penwortham Primary School on their school value of 'reflection' through the lens of science. 

8 February 2024
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Mr Farron's Compost Corner - Spring Update 2024

Priory’s gardens are our pride and joy and award-winning gardener Mr Farron wants to let parents and pupils know what to expect each month as the landscape changes. Here's what's going on in Spring.

31 January 2024
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Priory holds fundraising events for local hospice

Generous Priory pupils raised over £500 for St Catherine’s Hospice – and got to wear their favourite clothes in school!

22 January 2024
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Do you want to build a snowman?

When the snow came to Penwortham...

22 January 2024
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Full STEAM ahead for careers fair

On Tuesday we welcomed visitors who represented the vast choice of careers in Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths for our STEAM careers event.

21 December 2023
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Greencroft Valley tree planting project

A group of Year 8 boys took on a tree planting project in conjunction with South Ribble Borough Council and a local community group. 

21 December 2023
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Impressive collection for Penwortham Food Bank

Again, there was another impressive amount of donations for the Penwortham Food Bank.

18 December 2023
Image of Priory brings festive cheer to Penwortham

Priory brings festive cheer to Penwortham

A selection of singers visited Longton Nursing Home and Booths Supermarket to perform Christmas Carols and festive tunes. 

8 December 2023
Image of Legally Blonde entertains local senior residents

Legally Blonde entertains local senior residents

The cast of Legally Blonde were delighted to entertain senior residents from Penwortham Grange & Lodge Residential Home, Priory Park Care Home and Longton Nursing Home.

23 November 2023
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Our gardens are double award winners

Priory’s fantastic gardens were once again recognised as a blooming success! 

15 November 2023
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Volunteers needed for school mascot

You may not know this, but we have a school mascot - Pedro the Puffin.

15 November 2023
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Can you help at our careers fair?

We're looking for local organisations and friends of the school from a wide range of careers to inspire the next generation. 

14 November 2023
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Eco Committee spruces up local community area

With support from South Ribble Borough Council, the Eco Committee has got to work on sprucing up Middleforth Gardens.

12 November 2023
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Head prefects attend Penwortham's Remembrance service

We were tremendously proud of our Head Prefects when they laid a wreath on behalf of the school during Penwortham's Remembrance service.

1 November 2023
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Eco Club Round Up

The Eco Committee has had a productive start to the new school year.  

1 November 2023
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Food bank collections and house competition results

A big thank you to all staff and pupils who contributed to last half term's collection - it was the biggest collection we have had for a long time!  

19 October 2023
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Blooming winners at North West Britain in Bloom Awards

Not one, but two awards were won by Penwortham Priory Academy at the North West Britain in Bloom Awards.

17 October 2023
Image of Mr Farron's Compost Corner - Autumn Update 2023

Mr Farron's Compost Corner - Autumn Update 2023

Priory’s gardens are our pride and joy and award-winning gardener Mr Farron wants to let parents and pupils know what to expect each month as the landscape changes. Here's what's going on in Autumn.

17 October 2023
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Emma is Hungary for dance

Year 10 Emma came to England two years ago from Hungary and wore her traditional dress to perform her dance to the whole school.

16 October 2023
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Lancashire FA Supports Grassroots Improvements at Priory

Lancashire Football Association visited Priory to see how the recent funding awarded to us had impacted on the school and the local community. 

11 October 2023
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Pupil volunteering opportunities at Priory

Volunteering to help staff in school regularly is classed as work experience and can be particularly beneficial for pupils who are not yet old enough for paid work.

30 September 2023
Image of Let them eat cake - all for a good cause!

Let them eat cake - all for a good cause!

Thanks to the generous donations from pupils, parents and staff, the whole school got to enjoy some gorgeous treats whilst raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

27 September 2023
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Head prefects meet the community

The initiative provides the opportunity for Priory to build up relations with the local community and showcase the work of our school and its pupils. 

22 September 2023
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From Primary to Priory at Open Evening 2023

Our doors opened Thursday evening to over 450 families as they began their search for a secondary school for their children.  

9 July 2023
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Priory's gardens judged for elite regional award

On Tuesday it was a pleasure to meet judges from North West in Bloom as the school was being shortlisted for the RHS It's Your Neighbourhood 'Neighbourhood' category.

25 May 2023
Image of Owzat for Priory's cricket wicket!

Owzat for Priory's cricket wicket!

This week saw the installation of an artificial cricket wicket on Priory's fields which will be open for use by community clubs as well as our own pupils.

25 May 2023
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Priory wins £5K laptops in competition

Priory's Strategic ICT lead, Mr Bolton, attended an education focused technology event last month and won £5000 worth of Dell laptops for the school.

27 April 2023
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Year 8 pupil is leading the way in community centre projects

Priory pupil Taejun is helping to change the face of The Foxton Youth and Community Centre by leading on a £2m funding bid.

19 April 2023
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Mayor visits Penwortham Priory Academy

We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Penwortham to take a look around our award winning gardens.

28 February 2023
Image of A new sign of the times for Penwortham's nature reserve

A new sign of the times for Penwortham's nature reserve

There's new sign for Penwortham’s Nature Reserve thanks to Penwortham Priory Academy.

3 February 2023
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Priory Nature Reserve gets a fresh look

Penwortham’s Nature Reserve will have a new weatherproof sign perfectly crafted by Technology Technician Mr Lawe.

2 February 2023
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70th anniversary raffle prize draw

What a joy it was to have two former pupils from Class of 1953 join us for our 70th anniversary draw.

5 January 2023
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Christmas Collections for Kindness

We asked for collections for disadvantaged people in our community and the Learning Centre was jam-packed with your kind donations!

15 December 2022
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Penwortham Christmas Markets

It was fantastic to be out in the community at Wednesday night's Penwortham Christmas Markets.

14 December 2022
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Priory's singers bring festive cheer to Penwortham

This week, Priory singers have spread Christmas cheer to residents at Longton Rest Home and Booth's Supermarket in Penwortham.

14 November 2022
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Priory in Remembrance

On Sunday, Head Prefects Ben and Fatima represented the school at Penwortham's Remembrance service.

4 October 2022
Image of Priory's first head prefects head back to school

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.

3 October 2022
Image of Year 11 Pupil Scales To The Top For Charity Fundraiser

Year 11 Pupil Scales To The Top For Charity Fundraiser

Year 11 pupil, Chloe, scaled the summit of Mount Snowdon to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

20 September 2022
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The Harris' New Mural Unveiled

The new mural designed with the help of Priory pupils has been unveiled in an event celebrating Preston’s textile heritage.

14 June 2022
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The Harris Art Gallery and Courtauld Institute of Art Mural Project

During its renovations, The Harris Museum will be surrounded by a mural created by a local artist and Year 9 pupils drawn from the themes of industrial heritage and migration to Preston.

25 April 2022
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Collections for Ukraine Families

We are collecting items to be donated to the Ukraine Appeal.

25 April 2022
Image of Year 9 Pupil Gets on His Bike for Charity

Year 9 Pupil Gets on His Bike for Charity

Year 9 pupil Lochlan will be using pedal power to raise money for his local RSPCA.

17 December 2021
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Priory's reverse advent calendar success

There has been a superb response following our reverse advent calendar campaign launched earlier this month.

16 December 2021
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Penwortham Christmas markets

It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces at Wednesday night's Penwortham Christmas Markets.

14 October 2021
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Food bank collections

There will be a regular ongoing collection for the Penwortham Food Bank taking place from now on.

17 December 2020
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Sports hall refurbishment

Phase 2 will be new flooring which started on Tuesday and is expected to take around three weeks.