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

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
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Reese, Georgia and Alexis

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Reese, Georgia and Alexis

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 Reese, Georgia and Alexis...

18 January 2024
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Ezra

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Ezra

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 Ezra...

21 December 2023
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English design competition marks the page for key stage 9 pupils

Year 9 Kacper will see his design transformed into Priory’s 2024 bookmark for all Key Stage 3 pupils and the new pupils coming to Priory in September.

20 December 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - William

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - William

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 William...

8 December 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Caleb

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Caleb

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 Caleb...

3 December 2023
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - December

This month's recommendation from Mrs Elliott is Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan, if you like horror and gore, this one is for you.

1 December 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Chittara

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Chittara

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 Chittara...

22 November 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Zach

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Zach

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 Zach...

20 November 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Connor

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Connor

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 Connor...

10 November 2023
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Meet Priory's new English leaders

Priory’s English Department has a fresh look with a new Head of English and Assistant Head of English.

2 November 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Esa

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Esa

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 Esa...

2 November 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Anthony

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Anthony

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 Anthony...

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.

2 October 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Ebony

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Ebony

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 Ebony...

2 October 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Lucy

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Lucy

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 Lucy...

28 September 2023
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The book fair is back - but be quick!

We took a trip down to the library to see what was happening at the book fair.

18 September 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Jolie

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Jolie

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 Jolie...

18 September 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Kira

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Kira

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 Kira...

18 September 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Ebony

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Ebony

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 Ebony...

7 September 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Sienna

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Sienna

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 Sienna...

7 September 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Jacob

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Jacob

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 Jacob...

20 July 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Alexa

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Alexa

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 Alexa...

17 July 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Evie

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Evie

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 Evie...

14 July 2023
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Year 9 help select Lancashire Book of the Year at UCLan final

Year 9 pupils have been reading a range of books to select this year’s Lancashire Book of the Year final.

5 July 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Maisie

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Maisie

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 Maisie..

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...

15 June 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Holly

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Holly

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 Holly...

25 May 2023
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Random Reader - And the winners are...

The English department were thrilled with some of the entries to the Random Reader competition! Who said reading isn't fun?

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..

15 May 2023
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Miss Ackers' Recommended Read - May

This month Humanities and AR teacher, Miss Ackers, has sent in her 'pick'...The Spooks Apprentice – Joseph Delaney

12 May 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Taylor

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Taylor

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 Taylor..

10 May 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Phoebe

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Phoebe

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 Phoebe...

3 May 2023
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Priory pupils are Reading for Good

Priory pupils raised an amazing £200 at their week-long Readathon to raise money for books for children in hospitals.

2 May 2023
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Are you a random reader?

We want your most random, interesting, fun and creative reading pictures!

1 May 2023
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With thanks from the library

Priory’s library should have a whole host of new books to read thanks to the generosity of our families.  Year 8 Evie and Year 10 Jack donated the most books. 

26 April 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Darcey

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Darcey

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 Darcey...

29 March 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - DaMari

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - DaMari

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 DaMari...

22 March 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Hiylie

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Hiylie

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 Hiylie...

14 March 2023
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - March

This month's recommendation from Mrs Elliott is from a local author, Cold Bath Street by A J Hartley, and encounters some familiar sites and legends.

8 March 2023
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Do you have any pre-loved books we could have for our library?

We’re always 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?

8 March 2023
Image of Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Dylan and Will

Mrs Elliott's cool reader's club - Dylan and 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 Dylan and Will..,

7 March 2023
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The English department are Reading for Good

Priory pupils will have their noses in their books as part of the school’s sponsored Readathon.

3 March 2023
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World Book Day 2023

From the Three Little Pigs, to Harry Potter, to Matilda – Priory was full of literary characters on World Book Day.

3 March 2023
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Meet the author - Ruth Eastham

Author Ruth Eastham visited Priory on Wednesday to meet Year 7 and inspire the next generation of writers.

2 March 2023
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Poppy

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Poppy

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 Poppy...,

24 February 2023
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Macbeth performs at Priory

We invited a theatre company to perform Macbeth to support Year 11 pupils with their English Literature study of the Shakespeare play. 

21 February 2023
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Meet the teacher - Miss Smethurst

In September we welcomed Miss Smethurst to the English Department.

21 February 2023
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Miss Ackers' Recommended Read - February

This month Humanities and AR teacher, Miss Ackers, has sent in her 'pick'...The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

8 February 2023
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Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Junior

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 Junior...,

3 February 2023
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Priory pupils to judge Lancashire Book of the Year

Priory’s Year 9 pupils will be bookworms over the next few months as they aim to read around ten books each to help to choose the Lancashire Book of the Year.

2 February 2023
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Connie

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Connie

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 Connie...

25 January 2023
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Maddison

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Maddison

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 Maddison...

11 January 2023
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Miss Ackers' Recommended Read - January

This month Humanities and AR teacher, Miss Ackers, has sent in her 'pick'...The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

5 January 2023
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Rhea

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Rhea

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 Rhea...

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.

14 December 2022
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - December

Not normally one for non-fiction, this month's recommendation from Mrs Elliott is for parents - 'Bounce' by Matthew Syed.  

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.

28 November 2022
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AR pupils become word millionaires

Priory’s love of reading is showing in that they already have Word Millionaires in Years 7-9 – even though it’s only November!

23 November 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Lewis

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Lewis

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 Lewis...

22 November 2022
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Pupils speak out to come third in Rotary competition

Three Year 10 pupils took to the stage for an annual Rotary Club Speaking Competition and were awarded third place.

15 November 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Brad

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Brad

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 Brad...

14 November 2022
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Pupils Speak Out at Regional Competition

Three Priory Year 10 pupils will take to the stage as part of an annual Rotary Club Speaking Competition.

14 November 2022
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Year 8 have designs on their books for competition

Year 8 Chloe R was 'puntastic' as she won our annual Design a Bookmark competition!

9 November 2022
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Miss Ackers' Recommended Read - November

This month Humanities and AR teacher, Miss Ackers, has sent in her 'pick'...The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

3 November 2022
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Our brilliant Bedrock blasters

Three Priory pupils have been recognised by Bedrock Learning itself for their hard work on the English literacy application last half term.

19 October 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Finley

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Finley

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 Finley...

11 October 2022
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - October

I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith.  If you're looking to time travel to a quieter time, then this is certainly one to read.   

11 October 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Fatima

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Fatima

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 Fatima...

10 October 2022
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Book Fair Thanks

The Book Fair has now left us for another year and we are very pleased to report that this year was our best year ever!

4 October 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Bobby

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Bobby

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 Bobby...

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!

30 September 2022
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A day at the 'book' fair

On Thursday we took a trip down to the library to see what was happening at the book fair. 

24 September 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Harriet

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Harriet

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 Harriet...

20 September 2022
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The Book Fair is Back

It’s with us in the library from 28 September until 5 October so make sure you join us for this celebration of reading!

15 September 2022
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Miss Ackers' Recommended Read - September

This month Humanities and AR teacher, Miss Ackers, has sent in her 'pick'... Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson.

1 August 2022
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The English department yearly round up

Firstly, we’d just like to start by saying how wonderful it was to operate a lot of our systems as ‘normal’ again this year.

19 July 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Alex

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Alex

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 Alex...

12 July 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jad

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jad

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 Jad...

5 July 2022
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Mrs Webster's recommended read - July

This month English teacher, Mrs Webster, has sent in her 'pick' for parents...The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

4 July 2022
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Every day is a good day for books

The Priory library is fast proving to be the hub of the school with volunteers making sure it runs like clockwork.

30 June 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Favour

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Favour

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 Favour...

23 June 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Olivia

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Olivia

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 Olivia...

16 June 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Emily

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Emily

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 Emily...

9 June 2022
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English Literature set text

In the new academic year, Year 10 pupils will study Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

7 June 2022
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - June

This month Humanities and AR teacher, Miss Ackers, has sent in her 'pick'...The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge

7 June 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Louis

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Louis

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 Louis...

26 May 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Alexa

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Alexa

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 Alexa...

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...

6 May 2022
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Mrs Elliott's Recommended Read - May

My Name is Mina by David Almond. If you like thoughtful texts that make you think about the world around you, then this is for you.

3 May 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Ethan

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Ethan

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 Ethan...

22 April 2022
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Mrs Elliott's Recommended Read - April

Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombelle. If you love mystery and intrigue, then this is definitely for you.

22 April 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Ellie

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Ellie

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 Ellie...

22 April 2022
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Happy birthday Mr Shakespeare!

Infamously, Shakespeare died on his birthday, 23rd April, which fell on a Saturday this year so the whole school celebrated on Thursday instead.

31 March 2022
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When English and History collide to make great impact - part 2

The History and English Departments are working together again and it’s a subject that has got pupils gripped – a serial killer.

30 March 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jasper

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jasper

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 Jasper...

23 March 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Richard

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Richard

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 Richard...

21 March 2022
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Year 9 Of Mice & Men competition

Here's just some of the entries for the 'Votes for Women' competition we ran whilst studying the 'Of Mice & Men' unit.

16 March 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Emily

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Emily

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 Emily...

14 March 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Harry

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Harry

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 Harry...

8 March 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Kaycee

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Kaycee

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 Kaycee.

4 March 2022
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World Book Day - A whirlwind of a day!

It’s not often, if ever, you see a dinosaur running around Priory but it was all part of an action-packed World Book Day! 

4 March 2022
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World Book Day - The winning round up

Wow, what a whirlwind! The pupils and staff were amazing at yesterday's World Book Day. 

3 March 2022
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GCSE Poetry Live & Footloose Trip

On Monday we took over 70 pupils on a 'literature extravaganza!'

1 March 2022
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Miss Ackers' Recommended Read - March

Stardust by Neil Gaiman. This book was brilliant, one of the best stories I’ve read for years and Neil Gaiman’s writing was able to paint such a glorious picture in my head.

1 March 2022
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World Book Day - 3 March

We've got loads going on around school to celebrate this year's World Book Day - from our usual book-themed quizzes and activities, to decorating classroom doors as book covers and dressing up.

1 March 2022
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Library book amnesty

Please could pupils return any overdue library books. We have hundreds of books out in circulation and we really need them back!

24 February 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Leon

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Leon

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 Leon.

10 February 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Layla

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Layla

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 Layla...

3 February 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Harry

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Harry

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 Harry...

1 February 2022
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - February

Son of Slappy by R L Stein. Viewer, beware! You’re in for a scare! I loved this book, it’s an easy read but super fun and leaves you wanting more.

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...

20 January 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Thomas

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Thomas

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 Thomas...

17 January 2022
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - January

Show Stopper by Hayley Barker. I loved this book; it was so exciting and page turning but also had some interesting themes running through of prejudice and intolerance.

10 January 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Emily

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Emily

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 Emily...

10 January 2022
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - January

Show Stopper by Hayley Barker. Step right up for this heartbreaking and heart-racing story – the darker the danger, the louder you’ll scream…

4 January 2022
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jake

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jake

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

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
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Haniya

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Haniya

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

8 December 2021
Image of Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jayden

Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Jayden

This feature is an old favourite which we had to pause when we went into lockdown last March. Now that all our pupils can access the library again, the English department couldn't wait to show off their readers.

8 December 2021
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - December

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. Being completely honest, I was attracted to this book because of the cover, the colours and the blurb above!

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...

1 November 2021
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Year 8 book the trend for competition

The year group were set a creative challenge which will also prove useful for pupils' Accelerated Reading (AR) sessions.

1 November 2021
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Mrs Elliott's recommended read - November

This month Humanities and AR teacher, Miss Ackers, has sent in her 'pick'...The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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. 

6 October 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The English department's 2020-21 round up

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

16 July 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Year 7 in a buzz about books

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

22 April 2021
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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
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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
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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
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Bedrock - it's the word

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

4 March 2021
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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
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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
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Were you last term's Random Reader?

There were some hilarious and very well thought out pictures.

12 February 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Abigail marks her words with the English Department

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

14 September 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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.