6 October 2021

You've been amazing

The book fair left Priory on Tuesday and during the five days it was with us we sold over £480 worth of books to pupils - the BEST YEAR EVER!

1 October 2021

What's happening in the library?

On Thursday we took a trip down to the library to see what was going on during breaktime.

28 September 2021

The book fair is back

From stationery and posters to books from a variety of genres, the fair will be in the library until next Tuesday so please ensure you pop in before it leaves!

22 September 2021

Mrs Elliott's recommended read - September

This month Humanities and AR teacher, Miss Ackers, has sent in her 'pick'...Killer Game by Kirsty McKay

21 September 2021

Year 8 bookmark competition is back

It's Bookmark Competition time again for Year 8. This year your theme is 'Everybody's Reading'.

19 July 2021

The English department's 2020-21 round up

The English faculty takes us through its ‘best bits’ of the year.

16 July 2021

Much Ado about competition winners

There was certainly Much Ado About Something as Year 8s set to work on bringing a Shakespeare classic into the modern era.

15 July 2021

Mrs Elliott's Read of the Month - July

Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick. This was one of the Book Trust books that our current Year 7 could choose when they arrived at Priory, and the cover caught my eye.

15 July 2021

Pupils Going into Year 10 & 11 English Literature

Year 10 pupils will be starting their study of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in the Autumn term and for Year 11 it's Willy Russell's Blood Brothers.

29 June 2021

All school library books to be returned

With the end of term fast approaching, we're asking for all school library books to be returned so that we can undertake a stock inventory in readiness for the new academic year.

17 June 2021

Year 8 have Much Ado about book cover competition

Year 8 call upon their creative skills as they are challenged to design a modern, contemporary book cover for Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

16 June 2021

Mrs Elliott's Read of the Month - June

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. This book is a perfect example of how powerful literature can be.

15 June 2021

Welcome back to the English department, Year 10

We have been delighted to welcome our Year 10 cohort into their new bubble area which includes the English department.

31 May 2021

Do you have any pre-loved books we could have for our library?

We’re looking to top up our library.  Do you have any books that you are wondering what to do with next? Are they suitable for our young adults?Could we have them?

31 May 2021

English and History collide to make great impact

The Tier 3 words and facts about the conflict pupils are learning in History are being used in Mrs Gidden’s creative language lessons about the period and it’s producing work in both subjects of a high standard. 

19 May 2021

Mrs Elliott's Read of the Month - May

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. Do you ever get the feeling, as you climb the stairs in the evening on your way to bed, that there’s something behind you?

5 May 2021

Read for Good - the final story

Priory enjoyed a Read for Good Readathon before half-term and raised a staggering £1,000 for the charity.

4 May 2021

Year 7 in a buzz about books

Pupils are getting a buzz out of books after Priory signed up for Bookbuzz.

22 April 2021

Pupils out Stone Cold for good cause

Pupils at Penwortham Priory Academy are reading a book about homelessness – and it has led to a link up with a local charity close to Priory’s heart.

20 April 2021

Year 7 poetry competition winners

Josh L was the winner of the Year 7 Poetry Competition with his short poem about grasping life by the hands.

16 April 2021

Read for Good readathon - the final story

Priory pupils read everything from recipes to full books in their Read for Good Readathon week before the end of term.

30 March 2021

Bedrock - it's the word

Year 8 pupils at Priory are expanding their vocabulary thanks to Bedrock

4 March 2021

World Book Day

It's World Book Day! Not to let a pandemic get in the way, the English department have got lots of fun things for our pupils to get involved with.

26 February 2021

World Book Day - 4 March

The English staff aren't going to let a little thing like a pandemic stop World Book Day! Watch this space.

21 February 2021

Were you last term's Random Reader?

There were some hilarious and very well thought out pictures.

12 February 2021

Year 9 Of Mice & Men Competition

The winning entry showed real understanding and empathy for the plight of the suffragettes and the voiceless women of the last century.

17 December 2020

Year 7 speak out at competition

Year 7 have been working hard to write and deliver a speech on a topic that’s important to them.

16 December 2020

Year 11 Blood Brothers online workshop

The Blood Brothers workshop was wonderful. The actors talked with such knowledge and passion about the characters and Russell's inspiration for writing the play.

14 December 2020

Changes ahead in the English department

Head of English Mrs Gidden has a temporary new Assistant Head as Mrs Webster will be stepping into the shoes of Mrs Robinson-Ali when she goes on maternity leave at the end of this term.

30 November 2020

Blood Brothers - the show must go on

Head of English, Mrs Gidden, is bringing Blood Brothers to life even though pupils are unable to watch it on stage this year.

25 November 2020

The Great Reading Race - Year 8 winners

Following on from the Great Reading Race which took place at the end of the half term, Year 8's winning class received their reward this week.

13 November 2020

The Great Reading Race

Following on from the Great Reading Race which took place at the end of the half term, we called in to see Year 9's winning class this morning.

2 November 2020

Did you know? Reading for enjoyment...

Did you know... Reading for enjoyment every day is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background?

19 October 2020

Priory footballer's poem makes PNE match programme

Harry wrote a heartfelt poem about his football experiences and won the school’s competition. Now his poem has landed him a page in the Preston North End match day programme.

16 October 2020

Year 8 bookmark design winners

Year 8 were asked to design a bookmark with a reading puns theme for use by the whole school.

15 September 2020

Abigail marks her words with the English Department

Year 8 pupil Abigail has made good use of lockdown – by sewing bookmarks!

14 September 2020

Meet the teacher - Mr Owen, English

Welcome to Mr Owen who has joined us as English teacher at Priory. Head of English, Mrs Gidden also tells us her plans for department this year.

20 July 2020

The English faculty's best bits 2019-20

What a year we’ve had in the English faculty. We’d like to take this opportunity to go over our ‘best bits’ of the year and mention, again, some of our children that make Priory a wonderful place to work, learn and flourish.

3 July 2020

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Caitlin

Priory’s Head of English, Mrs Gidden, has been really impressed with many of our multi-talented pupils and wanted to highlight their love of reading while excelling at other pursuits. Before the school closure we interviewed Year 10 pupil, Caitlin

16 June 2020

Spoof news - winner announced

Pupils were challenged to create a news bulletin for a spoof 'news' story from around their house and record it in the style of a BBC News at Ten report or Sky News broadcast.