8 February 2024
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Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Craig

These are our reading stars put forward by their English teacher. We interview them about their current book, what they like reading and what they like to do when they’re not reading. Introducing Craig...

7 February 2024
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - George

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - George

These are our reading stars put forward by their English teacher. We interview them about their current book, what they like reading and what they like to do when they’re not reading. Introducing George...

1 February 2024
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Year 7 castle competition winners are big on a small scale

Year 7 pupils combined their artistic talents and historical knowledge to build a 3D castle for a History Competition.

15 January 2024
Image of Year 7 Archie fights his way to the top

Year 7 Archie fights his way to the top

Year 7 Archie admits he is ‘very competitive’ which is good as he wants to take his Mixed Martial Arts career far! 

21 December 2023
Image of Year 7 pupils line up their models to impress Geography teachers

Year 7 pupils line up their models to impress Geography teachers

Pupils were praised as ‘extremely creative’ as the annual Geography Contours Competition enjoyed record entries!

8 December 2023
Image of Morsal: I love Maths because...

Morsal: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Year 7 Morsal loves Maths:

20 November 2023
Image of Year 7 pupils go back in time for History trip

Year 7 pupils go back in time for History trip

Year 7 pupils were able to step back in time during this week's trip to Lancaster where they visited the historic Priory and Castle.

20 November 2023
Image of Leon and Amna: I love Maths because...

Leon and Amna: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Year 7 Leon and Amna love Maths:

14 November 2023
Image of Vivien, Ada and Marshall: I love Maths because...

Vivien, Ada and Marshall: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Year 7 Vivian, Ada and Marshall love Maths:

13 November 2023
Image of Year 7 girls make their footballing debut

Year 7 girls make their footballing debut

Priory's Year 7 girls played their debut at Leyland St Mary’s South Ribble tournament. 

10 November 2023
Image of Mrs Cowell's Cookery Club - Year 7 National School Meals Week

Mrs Cowell's Cookery Club - Year 7 National School Meals Week

Year 7 pupils joined Mrs Cowell after school to celebrate National School Meals Week by making Chicken Wraps.

9 November 2023
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After school fun in the  Science Department

STEM Club has been busy investigating the colours made when burning metal ions. 

16 October 2023
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Year 7 meet author Ruth Eastham

Ruth is sister of Principal Mr Eastham and is a multi-award winning author of five books. She visited Priory to inspire Year 7 to be the next generation of writers.

16 October 2023
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How are you settling in, Year 7?

Our Year 7s may only have been at school for one term but they already have their favourite lessons! 

6 October 2023
Image of From Primary to Priory - Broad Oak and Cop Lane Primaries

From Primary to Priory - Broad Oak and Cop Lane Primaries

We invited Broad Oak Primary School and Cop Lane Primary School pupils to experience a day at Priory.

4 October 2023
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Year 7 pupil storms ahead in the BMX World

Year 7 Freddie is currently taking the BMX biking world by storm as National and British champion. 

28 September 2023
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Priory celebrates European Day of Languages

Ooh La La! Priory teachers were kitted out in French, Greek and German (and more!) attire for our celebration of European Day of Languages.

14 September 2023
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Year 7 Summer School Maths Stars

Summer School pupils were taken into space for their Maths challenge!

12 September 2023
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Success in summer science homework

Year 7 have made a fantastic start to their learning in Science. Over the summer they have been working hard on various pieces of Science homework. 

22 August 2023
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Summer School 2023

We hope that all our new Year 7 pupils who could join us for Summer School had fun whilst getting to know their new school, meeting the teachers and making new friends.

19 July 2023
Image of Priory pupils prove they're some of the best at national maths competition

Priory pupils prove they're some of the best at national maths competition

Around 60 Priory pupils in Years 7 and 8 took part in the hour-long, multiple-choice national challenge.

17 July 2023
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A Parisian adventure

A group of 45 pupils, along with five staff, set off for Paris. The three-day coach trip began shortly after school with a giddy group of Year 7 and 8 pupils.

13 July 2023
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MathsCity Museum treat for Year 7 class

Mr Henshaw took his Year 7 Maths class to MathsCity, a treat for taking part in a live lesson in conjunction with LUSoM earlier in the year.

9 July 2023
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Welcome New Intake 2023

This week we welcomed our new intake of pupils and their parents as they begin their journey at Priory.

9 July 2023
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Year 7 offer advice to Year 6

Year 7 have been super excited to welcome our new pupils. We asked them what nuggets of advice they would give to the Year 6s...

22 June 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Will

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Will

These are our reading stars put forward by their English teacher. We interview them about their current book, what they like reading and what they like to do when they’re not reading. Introducing Will...

24 May 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Emma

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Emma

These are our reading stars put forward by their English teacher. We interview them about their current book, what they like reading and what they like to do when they’re not reading. Introducing Emma..

3 May 2023
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Year 7 look forward to welcoming our new intake

Our current Year 7s have settled into life at Priory and are now looking forward to welcoming the new arrivals in September.

2 May 2023
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It's that time of year again

It is about this time of year when we have our annual photoshoot with a selection of Year 7 pupils to spell out two little messages.

2 May 2023
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Year 7 & 8 pupils are leading the way

‘Resilient,’ ‘hard working’, ‘helpful’ and a ‘natural leader’ – these are just a few of the descriptions given by Priory teachers to our new group of Lead Learners.

30 March 2023
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Easter bingo - a cracking hit

All eyes were looking down for a fabulous evening of fun on Wednesday as we opened our doors for Easter bingo.

6 January 2023
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Year 7 & 8 pupils are leading the way

Teachers nominated Lead Learners from Years 7 and 8 not necessarily for their academic achievements but primarily for their resilience, behaviour and helpfulness.

4 January 2023
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Year 7 Speak Out At Competition

Year 7 worked hard to write and deliver a speech on a topic that’s important to them. These speeches were then chosen to compete in the grand final at the end of the Autumn term.

7 December 2022
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Year 7 enjoy a creative escape in English

Year 7s have been granted warrior status by Head of English Mrs Gidden after completing ‘The Legends of Kraznir’ project.

14 November 2022
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History pupils take a trip back in time

The History Department has led two trips to Lancaster for Year 7 pupils to explore its castle and priory as part of their study of the Medieval era.

8 November 2022
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It's all Greek to us at the Year 7 cookery club

After school, Year 7 had their first opportunity join in some making and baking fun when Mrs Cowell invited them to make Greek cheese pies called Spanakopita.

14 October 2022
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How are you settling in, Year 7?

Our new Year 7s have adapted to life in Priory easily – and they already have favourite teachers!

3 October 2022
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Year 7 are in a buzz about books

Year 7 pupils admit they will feel a buzz when they get their hands on a brand new book!

28 September 2022
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European Day of Languages 2022

Year 7 went off-timetable to celebrate the important day in the MFL calendar and highlight the importance of learning a language across Europe. 

24 August 2022
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Summer School 2022

We hope that all our Year 7 pupils had fun whilst getting to know their new school, meeting the teachers and making new friends.

7 July 2022
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Welcome 2022 intake

On Thursday we welcomed our new pupils when they spent their first full day at Priory to sample lessons and find out more about their new school.

6 July 2022
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Lancashire School Games

On Tuesday, eleven of Priory's Year 7 boys represented the school at the Lancashire School Games held at Stanley Park, Blackpool.

30 June 2022
Image of Priory welcomes its new pupils

Priory welcomes its new pupils

On Wednesday evening we welcomed our new intake of pupils and their parents as they begin their journey at Priory.

17 June 2022
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Top Year 7 & 8 Pupils Take On National Challenge

Year 8 Daniel M was ‘Best in School’ at the recent Junior Mathematical Challenge (UKMT) as he collected a Gold Award.

23 May 2022
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Mrs Cowell's Cookery Club - Year 7 Rainbow Biscuits

After school on Friday, Mrs Cowell invited Year 7 pupils to join her for a Creative Cookery class where they baked rainbow biscuits.

17 May 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Anna

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Anna

These are our reading stars put forward by their English teacher. We interview them about their current book, what they like reading and what they like to do when they’re not reading. Introducing Anna...

16 May 2022
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Good luck Year 11

We wish you all the very best of luck during the next six weeks as you embark on your GCSE exams.

6 May 2022
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Year 7 have a message for Year 6 pupils

You will get a warm welcome at Priory – that’s the message from our current Year 7s to the new Year 6s.

29 April 2022
Image of Through the key hole... Year 7 Languages

Through the key hole... Year 7 Languages

This week in French, Year 7 have had an 'escape room' lesson.

26 April 2022
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Year 7 win at Worden

Monday saw the Year 7 boys' football team take on Worden Academy in the last game of the season.

11 March 2022
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Priory is full!

We are delighted to tell you that Priory is over-subscribed for the new intake of Year 7s.

7 March 2022
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South Ribble Indoor Athletics

Earlier this week, Priory took part in the South Ribble Indoor Athletics competition for Year 7 & 8 pupils.

10 February 2022
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Humanities get work rewarded with new postcard

There will be new Humanities rewards postcards sent out next term!

31 January 2022
Image of Freya and Phoebe: I love Maths because...

Freya and Phoebe: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking Year 7 pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Freya and Phoebe love Maths:

31 January 2022
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Languages department is buzzing about spelling

Year 7 pupils are extending their French vocabulary thanks to a Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Spelling Bee national competition.

28 January 2022
Image of Year 7 cookery club celebrates Burns Night

Year 7 cookery club celebrates Burns Night

Mrs Cowell proved that food is fun when she invited Year 7 pupils to join her for the Burn's Night-themed Cookery Club.

27 January 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jessica

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jessica

These are our reading stars put forward by their English teacher. We interview them about their current book, what they like reading and what they like to do when they’re not reading. Introducing Jessica...

27 January 2022
Image of Yaseen and Eden: I love Maths because...

Yaseen and Eden: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking Year 7 pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Yaseen and Eden love Maths:

20 January 2022
Image of Keira and Daisy: I love Maths because...

Keira and Daisy: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking Year 7 pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Keira and Daisy love Maths:

10 January 2022
Image of Jad and Bobby: I love Maths because...

Jad and Bobby: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking Year 7 pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Jad and Bobby love Maths:

15 December 2021
Image of Anna and Harriet: I love Maths because...

Anna and Harriet: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking Year 7 pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Anna and Harriet love Maths:

14 December 2021
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Year 7 speak out at competition

Over the last few weeks, all of Year 7 have been working hard to write and deliver a speech on a topic that’s important to them.

13 December 2021
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Year 7 mark their lines in Geography

The Year 7 pupils have been using cardboard, wood and paper to make contour models in the annual geography competition.

13 December 2021
Image of Junaid and Aaron: I love Maths because...

Junaid and Aaron: I love Maths because...

The Maths Department ran a competition asking Year 7 pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject. Here's why Junaid and Arron love Maths:

3 December 2021
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Year 7 shout about why they love Maths

The Maths Department ran a competition asking pupils to say what they particularly enjoy about the subject.

30 November 2021
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December means advent calendars

The start of December means advent calendars. Chocolate, sweets, and... science?! That's right!

10 November 2021
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7-a-side girls football

Last night Year 7 and 8 girls played in a 7-a-side football competition at Balshaws’ High School.

5 November 2021
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Year 7 extra curricular clubs fair

Yesterday Year 7 had the chance to see what's on offer at Priory outside lesson time, at a Club Fair especially for them.

3 November 2021
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Reading race winners are revealed

We now have the results of the Great Reading Race, which ran the last week of the half term.  Drum roll please...

22 October 2021
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Spooky goings-on in Food Tech

There were some spooky goings on last night in the Food Technology room when Mrs Cowell invited Year 7s to take part in her after school Halloween-themed cookery club. 

22 October 2021
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Year 7 are in a buzz about books

Bookbuzz is back – and our Year 7 pupils have selected their own brand new book which they will receive after the half term break. 

18 October 2021
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How are you settling in, Year 7?

Head of Year 7 Mrs Farley says she is ‘proud’ of the way the Year 7s have settled into life at Priory.

21 September 2021
Image of A model start for Year 7 science pupils

A model start for Year 7 science pupils

Over the summer, Year 7 pupils were tasked with challenges from the English, Maths and Science departments to prepare them for the term ahead.

15 June 2021
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How's your first year been, Year 7?

Year 7 pupils have taken to life at Penwortham Priory Academy despite a first year with a difference due to Covid.