News: Learning for Life
Priory celebrates its first Culture Day
Priory's first Culture Day was celebrated with cultural dress, henna painting, a food market, music and after school cookery lessons.
Priory+ awards presentation
Principal, Mr Eastham, has presented badges and certificates to pupils who have achieved their Priory+ Bronze 1 or Bronze 2 Award.
Year 10 Olivia is running for nana in aid of cancer charity
Olivia will have her two 'nanas' in her mind when she competes in the Preston Pretty Muddy 5k in June.
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.
Culture Club celebrates Ramadan
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is one of the most sacred times for Muslims. Here's how Zishan and Yusuf are celebrating...
Happy Holi Wishes
Many of our Hindu pupils will be celebrating Holi this week, also known as the Festival of Colours.
Flipping fun on pancake day
Priory pupils certainly knew how to have flipping fun when Pancake Day came along yesterday.
Priory+ Awards Assembly
During an assembly, we were pleased to announce that over 100 pupils had achieved their bronze Priory+ Award.
Pupils are energised for Priory's battery recycling campaign
Priory pupils are certainly not running low on batteries!
Year 7 Cookery Club - Mexican Quesadillas
After school last Thursday our Year 7 pupils were invited to the Food Technology room to make Mexican Quesadillas.
Eco Committee Wants Your Batteries
Eco Committee has entered the school into Duracell's national competition, The Big Battery Hunt, to get you recycling batteries.
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!
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.
Christmas in other cultures
We have approximately 15 – 20 different ethnicities at Priory. Mrs Qadri asked some of them how they celebrate Christmas.
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.
What is Diwali and how will our pupils be celebrating...
Introducing your 2022-23 prefect team
Priory’s new Prefects are ready for their new roles in school!
Ukraine appeal update
Miss Beesley and Mrs Willis have delivered your generous donations for Ukraine at MCR Therapies, Fulwood.
Year 8 girls lock pupils into the music room
The girls worked together to come up with an escape room challenge and tasked the rest of the year group and younger pupils to get their lateral thinking caps on.
Katie rises through the RAF ranks
Well done to our Year 10 pupil Katie who has risen through the ranks to become a Corporal in the RAF Air Cadets.
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.
Priory recognises: Windrush Day
Today in school, we will recognise Windrush Day, a day celebrating our Caribbean community and their contributions to British society.
Priory celebrates Windrush Day
22 June marks Windrush Day. Since it was established in 2018, this day is aimed at celebrating our Caribbean community and their contributions to British society.
Priory's Ukraine fundraising day
Just before we finished for half term we turned the school blue and yellow in support of families in Ukraine and here we have the lowdown of the day’s success.
Peer Mentor Applications Now Open
It’s that time of year again when we ask Year 9 pupils to consider applying to become a peer mentor at Priory.
Year 9 pupil, Lochlan, used pedal power to raise money for the RSPCA.
Priory Plants a Tree for the Jubilee
Priory are introducing 30 new trees to their award-winning grounds as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Tree Planting initiative.
Prefect Applications Now Open
It’s that time of year again when we ask Year 10 pupils to consider applying for senior places at Penwortham Priory Academy.
Wear Something Yellow or Blue for Ukraine - 27 May
On Friday 27 May, the last day of term, we are giving pupils the opportunity to wear something blue or yellow to support our Ukraine fundraising.
Scarlett promotes deaf awareness with charity fundraiser success
Year 10 Scarlett has raised almost £90 in her school raffle and Year 9, Favour was the lucky winner of a giant Toblerone.
Year 11: Where to next?
From a photographer, to a translator, to an architect, to a police dog handler – that’s just four of the jobs our outstanding Year 11s are striving for.
Mr Farron's Compost Corner - May Update
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 May...
Collections for Ukraine Families
We are collecting items to be donated to the Ukraine Appeal.
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.
Game Over on stage next week
Lead Teacher for Drama Miss Howell admitted it was important for pupils to try out a different type of theatre as well as send out a message – which is why she chose ‘Game Over.’
Priory's reverse advent calendar success
There has been a superb response following our reverse advent calendar campaign launched earlier this month.
Priory's reverse advent calendar 2021
This year we're supporting Penwortham Food Bank and the homeless. We also want to help local children by giving them decorated shoe boxes filled with goodies.
Martin Lewis Finance Education Text Book
Last night's show focussed on financial education for children and young people.
Food bank collections
There will be a regular ongoing collection for the Penwortham Food Bank taking place from now on.
Meet the new prefects
Headteacher Mr Eastham had his official photograph taken with the new senior prefect team as they all promised to make Priory ‘an even better place' to learn.
Mental health awareness week update
Earlier on in the term we had a focus on mental health and promoted this year's theme of 'Back to Nature' in order to suggest ways in which our school community could use the nature around us to improve our own mental health.
Meet Gary the gecko
A small group of Year 7 students shortlisted the name as part of their role in helping to care for the Science department's animals.
Learning for Life - Darcy's Story
Recently, two of our pupils have approached us wanting to raise awareness of a medical condition that affects their every day lives. This week with met with Year 10 pupil, Darcy, to talk about diabetes.
A breath of fresh air for Summer
Year 11 Summer has made use of lockdown by growing her hair for charity.
Learning for Life - Scarlett's story
Recently, two of our pupils have approached us wanting to raise awareness of a medical condition that affects their every day lives. This week with met with Year 9 pupil, Scarlett.
Priory gets its second defibrillator
This second defibrillator can be found fixed to the wall outside the Technology block, right next to our 3G pitch and sports field.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event that recognises the importance of emotional wellbeing and is a great time to think about how we're feeling.
Wellbeing Day - How Did it Go?
Last Wednesday saw the staff and pupils enjoy Penwortham Priory Academy’s first Wellbeing Day.
Well-Being Day - 27 January
For one day only, we're temporarily suspending lessons to focus on our pupils' well-being.
Leon becomes quizmaster for fact fundraiser
Pupils had fun in their Learning for Life session yesterday as they pledged to support Year 8 Leon with his fundraising.
Reverse advent calendar donations
There was food, winter woollies, children's toys and Christmas chocolate treats a plenty - we were astounded by your support! Thank you to everyone who has donated to the appeal.
There's no stopping Year 8 Leon
The Year 8 young carer is in the midst of fundraising for Handicapped Children's Action Group (HCAG), a charity that has recently supported his brother.
Year 8 set up for equality and diversity
Priory’s Equality & Diversity Club was set up by Year 8 pupil India on a subject she feels passionately about.
Learning for Life - What's it all about?
Learning for Life sessions are about skills you will use now and in the future.