16 May 2024
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Year 7 explore the dangers of County Lines

South Ribble Police's Safer Neighbourhoods team visited Priory to talk to Year 7 pupils about County Lines and how to avoid getting involved. 

13 May 2024
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Food Tech pupils design a meal for Olympic athletes

Priory pupils have been planning a healthy and nutritious meal for Team GB athletes in a national competition.

30 April 2024
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Priory+ Awards Spring Term

Last Friday, Mr Eastham presented another cache of badges and certificates to pupils who had achieved the next stage in their Priory+ Awards.

30 April 2024
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Year 10 receive careers support from National Grid

The National Grid came into school to talk to Year 10 pupils about covering letters, CVs and interviews from the view of an employer.

15 March 2024
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Pupils are having a laugh at Comic Relief bake off

The challenge was to impress the judges with your baking skills whilst raising money for Comic Relief with the bake sale that followed. 

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.

21 February 2024
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Year 10s introduced to volunteering

Priory welcomed Alison Coates of the Royal Voluntary Service to talk about the benefits of volunteering.

2 February 2024
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Key Stage 4 pupils visit Leyland Trucks for careers day

Pupils enjoyed a factory tour and received an overview of apprentice opportunities available at the company.

2 February 2024
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A game changer for health food House challenge

Following on from the Healthy Eating focus in Learning for Life sessions, we ran a 'The Sprout Relay' House competition.

1 February 2024
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Year 9 teach the Anne Frank story for good

Year 9 have been learning about Anne Frank as they talk about the dangers of intolerance and hatred.

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!

29 January 2024
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Holocaust Memorial Day

Humanities teachers, Mr Eccles and Mrs Cauchi took Priory's Head Prefects to the South Ribble Holocaust Memorial Day event.

22 January 2024
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Second cohort of Year 10 qualify as peer mentors

The start of the new term has seen the second cohort of Year 10 pupils undertake their ASDAN short course to qualify as Peer Mentors.

19 January 2024
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Pupils receive Priory+ Awards from Mr Eastham

Mr Eastham has presented badges and certificates to pupils who have achieved the next stage of their Priory+ Award.

10 January 2024
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Year 11 college interviews

As Year 11 prepare for life beyond Priory, Preston College representatives met 1:1 with pupils to explore their choices in more detail,

8 January 2024
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Welcome back: New Year New Term

In the full school assembly on Monday morning, Mr Eastham set out the key points as we go into the new term.

21 December 2023
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Year 10 pupils qualify as peer mentors

The first cohort of Year 10 pupils have undertook their ASDAN short course to qualify as Peer Mentors.

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. 

18 December 2023
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Priory brings festive cheer to Penwortham

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

11 December 2023
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What's the music this week? W/c 10 December

This week it's all about... Christmas

8 December 2023
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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.

27 November 2023
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What's the music this week? W/c 27 November

This week it's all about... Musicals

15 November 2023
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Cards for Kindness

Your House needs you to spread a little kindness and make someone feel good today. 

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. 

13 November 2023
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What's the music this week? W/c 13 November

This week it's all about... music legends

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.

9 November 2023
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How do Priory pupils celebrate Diwali?

Over the coming weekend, many of our families will be celebrating Diwali.

6 November 2023
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What's the music this week? W/c 6 November

This week it's all about... music from around the world

2 November 2023
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Year 11 pupil is strictly leading on the dance floor

Head Prefect Lewis has all the right moves as the Ballroom and Latin dancer is competing at a high level.

2 November 2023
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Blindfold relay house competition

The second lunchtime House event took place in the sports hall.

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!  

30 October 2023
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What's the music this week? W/c 30 October

This week it's all about... the 1960s

16 October 2023
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What's the music this week? W/c 16 October

This week it's all about... European Classical Tradition

16 October 2023
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Priory raises money to support local special needs centre

Learning Support Assistant Mrs Whalley has raised £150 for a cause close to Priory, the Space Centre. 

12 October 2023
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Year 8 Creative Cookery - British Egg Week

A small but enthusiastic group joined Mrs Cowell in the kitchen on Wednesday after school to celebrate British Egg Week by making egg fried rice. 

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.

9 October 2023
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What's the music this week? W/c 9 October

This week it's all about... the 1950s

2 October 2023
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What's the music this week? W/c 2 October

This week it's all about... Rock Ballads

30 September 2023
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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.

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.

13 September 2023
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Introducing your head prefect team 2023

Alex, Lewis, Martha and Cameron commenced their duties with official photographs and are looking forward to welcoming prospective families at Priory's open evening on Thursday, 21 September from 4pm.

19 May 2023
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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.

3 May 2023
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Priory+ awards presentation

Principal, Mr Eastham, has presented badges and certificates to pupils who have achieved their Priory+ Bronze 1 or Bronze 2 Award.

2 May 2023
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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.

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.

23 March 2023
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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...

8 March 2023
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Happy Holi Wishes

Many of our Hindu pupils will be celebrating Holi this week, also known as the Festival of Colours.

22 February 2023
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Flipping fun on pancake day

Priory pupils certainly knew how to have flipping fun when Pancake Day came along yesterday.

27 January 2023
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Priory+ Awards Assembly

During an assembly, we were pleased to announce that over 100 pupils had achieved their bronze Priory+ Award.

27 January 2023
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Pupils are energised for Priory's battery recycling campaign

Priory pupils are certainly not running low on batteries!

16 January 2023
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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.

9 January 2023
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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.

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!

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.

15 December 2022
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Christmas in other cultures

We have approximately 15 – 20 different ethnicities at Priory. Mrs Qadri asked some of them how they celebrate Christmas.

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.

21 October 2022
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Diwali

What is Diwali and how will our pupils be celebrating...

15 September 2022
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Introducing your 2022-23 prefect team

Priory’s new Prefects are ready for their new roles in school!

19 July 2022
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Ukraine appeal update

Miss Beesley and Mrs Willis have delivered your generous donations for Ukraine at MCR Therapies, Fulwood.

18 July 2022
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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.

13 July 2022
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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.

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.

22 June 2022
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Priory recognises: Windrush Day

Today in school, we will recognise Windrush Day, a day celebrating our Caribbean community and their contributions to British society.

21 June 2022
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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.

10 June 2022
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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.

7 June 2022
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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.

30 May 2022
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Lochlan's Char

Year 9 pupil, Lochlan, used pedal power to raise money for the RSPCA.

27 May 2022
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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.

26 May 2022
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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.

23 May 2022
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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.

23 May 2022
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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.

18 May 2022
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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.

16 May 2022
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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...

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
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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 March 2022
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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.’

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.

8 December 2021
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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.

29 October 2021
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Martin Lewis Finance Education Text Book

Last night's show focussed on financial education for children and young people.

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.

20 September 2021
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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.

16 July 2021
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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.

11 June 2021
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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.

8 June 2021
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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.

8 June 2021
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A breath of fresh air for Summer

Year 11 Summer has made use of lockdown by growing her hair for charity.

24 May 2021
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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.

24 May 2021
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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.

11 May 2021
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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.

4 February 2021
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Wellbeing Day - How Did it Go?

Last Wednesday saw the staff and pupils enjoy Penwortham Priory Academy’s first Wellbeing Day.

22 January 2021
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Well-Being Day - 27 January

For one day only, we're temporarily suspending lessons to focus on our pupils' well-being.

7 January 2021
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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.

17 December 2020
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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.

15 December 2020
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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.

1 December 2020
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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.

14 September 2020
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Learning for Life - What's it all about?

Learning for Life sessions are about skills you will use now and in the future.