24 May 2024
Image of Year 9 girls proved they can at West View Leisure Centre

Year 9 girls proved they can at West View Leisure Centre

The event, which aimed to empower girls to confidently stay active, saw the Year 9s participate in a variety of activities throughout the day.

18 May 2024
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Fairness in football #LetGirlsPlay

PE teacher Miss Beesley is determined to ‘let girls play’ football as part of a national initiative.

13 May 2024
Image of Year 11 crowned national U16s football champion

Year 11 crowned national U16s football champion

Mason said it was an ‘amazing’ experience as his Lancashire Schools Under 16 football team were crowned national champions!

30 April 2024
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Owzat for Penwortham Cricket

Penwortham Priory Academy is now the new home for Penwortham Cricket Club 4th XI and 5th XI and will be used every Saturday by the club.

27 April 2024
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Year 11 pupil becomes  English junior champion

Troy got into curling ‘for something to do’ in summer 2020 and found he excelled at it.

20 March 2024
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Year 7 football winners

The Year 7 team played in a double header fixture for the league play-off and quarter-final of the South Ribble Cup.

20 March 2024
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Priory hosts South Ribble primary dance competition

We were delighted to host the third heat of the borough's primary dance competition. 

15 March 2024
Image of Year 7 pupil adds to medals haul in martial arts events

Year 7 pupil adds to medals haul in martial arts events

Archie’s home is going to be full of medals as he has collected three recently in Mixed Martial Arts.

13 February 2024
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A great match for Year 10 girls football team

Mrs Bullock's player of the match went to Ruby for excellent communication and goalkeeping skills.

9 February 2024
Image of Year 11 football team on target for the cup

Year 11 football team on target for the cup

Priory’s Year 11 football team are up for the cup after reaching the quarter-finals of the Lancashire Cup.

3 February 2024
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From primary to Priory - trampolining with the PE department

We invited pupils from Whitefield Primary School to learn new skills on our giant trampolines.

2 February 2024
Image of Year 10 girls smash Lancashire Cup first round

Year 10 girls smash Lancashire Cup first round

The girls showed great determination and resilience during the game and did Priory proud.

31 January 2024
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Primaries learn to dance at Priory

Pupils from some of our feeder primary schools came to learn the steps to this year's South Ribble 'Dance From The Heart' routine.  

25 January 2024
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Gold and silver for Priory's gymnasts

The annual South Ribble Girls Gymnastics Competition resulted in great success for Priory.

22 January 2024
Image of Owzat for U15s cricket team finishing in second place

Owzat for U15s cricket team finishing in second place

The U15s girls cricket team competed in the South Ribble indoor cricket tournament at the South Ribble Tennis Centre.

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! 

13 January 2024
Image of U13s girls cricket tested at South Ribble tournament

U13s girls cricket tested at South Ribble tournament

The girls team consisted of Year 7 and Year 8s and, to say it was their first time playing together officially, did not let us down!

21 December 2023
Image of Year 8 gymnast qualifies for national championships

Year 8 gymnast qualifies for national championships

Year 8 Millie has battled back from a double ankle break to win a gold medal in the English Championships and qualify to compete at national level.

20 December 2023
Image of Year 8 success in 7-a-side competition

Year 8 success in 7-a-side competition

Priory was proud to host the South Ribble Schools 7-a-side B team competition for Year 8 footballers with a credible third place finish for Priory.

15 December 2023
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Year 11 basketball team slam dunk the competition

Priory’s Year 11 basketball team produced their strongest performance yet running out 59-6 winners in the Lancashire School Basketball Cup.

13 December 2023
Image of Year 7 South Ribble 5-a-side champions

Year 7 South Ribble 5-a-side champions

Congratulations to the Year 7 Football team after winning the Year 7 South Ribble 5-a-side Tournament.

12 December 2023
Image of Year 8 & 9 girls football team's courageous tournament fight

Year 8 & 9 girls football team's courageous tournament fight

As each game passed by, the girls kept fighting and working together as a team with some great defensive work.

8 December 2023
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Year 8 football tournament at Priory

On Monday our Year 8 'A team' took to the field in a 7-a-side tournament.

1 December 2023
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House competition: Shoot the hoops

The 'just for fun' event took place in the sports hall where pupils where challenged to shoot the hoops.

28 November 2023
Image of Year 11 football fanatics set their sights on publishing their Premier League dream

Year 11 football fanatics set their sights on publishing their Premier League dream

Two Priory pupils are documenting following Preston North End home and away as they hope the season ends with a Premier League place.

22 November 2023
Image of South Ribble Cross Country Championships 2023

South Ribble Cross Country Championships 2023

It is safe to say the theme of this year's championships was muddy!

22 November 2023
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Year 10 & 11 girls football tournament

Priory's Year 10/11 team was raring to go with five games ahead of them.

21 November 2023
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Year 11 through to the next round of the Lancashire Cup

Priory’s Year 11 football team continued their impressive run in the Lancashire U16 Cup and are into Round 3.

21 November 2023
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Year 7 become district champions

Monday night saw Priory host the district 7-a-side football tournament for Year 7s.

16 November 2023
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Basketball success in the Lancashire Cup

Priory’s Year 11 basketball team had their first match in four years when they played in the Lancashire Schools U16 basketball cup knockout. 

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 Lancashire cup success for Year 11

Lancashire cup success for Year 11

The Year 11 football team started their Lancashire Cup run with a fantastic win against Armfield Academy in Round 1.

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.

1 November 2023
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Year 7 are ready for the roads with Level 3 Bikeability

The advance course equips pupils with the skills needed to stay safe in more challenging urban situations.

16 October 2023
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Lancashire FA Supports Grassroots Improvements at Priory

Lancashire Football Association visited Priory to see how the recent funding awarded to us had impacted on the school and the local community. 

5 October 2023
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Inter House Cross Country

The PE & Sport Department commandeered last week for pupils' annual sprint through the Priory woods for the school's Cross Country event.  

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

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. 

17 September 2023
Image of Year 11 pupil aims high at basketball

Year 11 pupil aims high at basketball

Year 11 Cameron is aiming high – he is hoping to go to Myerscough College Basketball Academy. 

21 July 2023
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Sports Day 2023

And the winners are... Ribble

12 July 2023
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Priory girls make Preston rugby history

Priory girls make history as they become the first girls' rugby league game to be played in Preston!

4 July 2023
Image of From Primary to Priory: The PE Department

From Primary to Priory: The PE Department

Over four days last week Priory's PE department had sports sessions with every single pupil at Whitefield Primary School as part of their Sports Week.

26 June 2023
Image of Record podium wins for Priory's athletes at Stanley Park event

Record podium wins for Priory's athletes at Stanley Park event

The sun was shining down on our Priory athletes at the annual South Ribble Athletics competition held at Stanley Park, Blackpool.

20 June 2023
Image of Priory's girls head to Manchester City training ground for match

Priory's girls head to Manchester City training ground for match

Priory were invited to utilise the world-class facilities at the City Football Academy (CFA) training ground on the Etihad Campus, Manchester. 

19 June 2023
Image of Year 8 pupil becomes South Ribble  district champion

Year 8 pupil becomes South Ribble district champion

Year 8 Charlie was part of the South Ribble District team that have become District County Cup Champions!

16 June 2023
Image of High 5 to Priory's netballers at primary school event

High 5 to Priory's netballers at primary school event

Priory worked alongside South Ribble Active Health to host and officiate the Primary School High-5’s Netball tournament. 

8 June 2023
Image of A tiny robot that makes a big difference to the estates team

A tiny robot that makes a big difference to the estates team

Whilst the purchase of a robot line marker following a successful bid application doesn't sound that interesting, it's actually a great boost to our school and our community.

25 May 2023
Image of Owzat for Priory's cricket wicket!

Owzat for Priory's cricket wicket!

This week saw the installation of an artificial cricket wicket on Priory's fields which will be open for use by community clubs as well as our own pupils.

19 May 2023
Image of Year 11 pupils take charge of cup final

Year 11 pupils take charge of cup final

Three Priory pupils will be in control of a cup final on Sunday where they hope they don’t have to show any cards!

13 March 2023
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A fighting chance for Connor

Connor has fought his way to a British crown – and will now compete in kickboxing on the European stage in Amsterdam.

31 January 2023
Image of Priory girls dance from the heart

Priory girls dance from the heart

We welcomed pupils from some of our feeder primary schools to learn the steps to this year's South Ribble 'Dance From The Heart' routine.

25 January 2023
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Vitality Netball International Trip

Priory girls from Years 7-9 were invited to the AO Arena in Manchester to watch a Vitality Netball International test match.

14 December 2022
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Year 7 & 8 Indoor Athletics Competition

Last Tues, 6 December our Year 7 and 8 indoor athletics teams travelled to All Hallows' to represent Priory in the annual South Ribble tournament.

23 November 2022
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Year 7 football - a win for the boys

A fantastic team performance on Tuesday night saw the Year 7 football team beat Wellfield Academy 5-2 in the league fixture match.

21 November 2022
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South Ribble Cross Country Championships

On Saturday, our talented runners made their way to Hutton Grammar School for the annual South Ribble cross country event.

15 November 2022
Image of Year 7 pupil claims bronze in English gymnastics championships

Year 7 pupil claims bronze in English gymnastics championships

A huge well done to Millie D who competed in the English Gymnastics Championships on Saturday.

4 November 2022
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Glow in the dark dodgeball

On Monday, we got into the Halloween spirit with a game of 'glow in the dark' dodgeball.

20 October 2022
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Year 9 rugby tounament

Well done to Ethan H who was recognised as the most valuable player by tournament officials. 

19 October 2022
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South Ribble primary school athletics leaders

Year 9 pupils volunteer to help with the South Ribble Sports Hall Primary Athletics held at Priory.

18 October 2022
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Central venue netball

The player of the tournament was Fatima for her outstanding defending skills.

10 October 2022
Image of Year 9 Swimmer Reaches Top 10 in North West Rankings

Year 9 Swimmer Reaches Top 10 in North West Rankings

Swimmer Charlotte is aiming to make a big splash - and has set her sights on the 2028 LA Olympics! 

22 July 2022
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Sports Day 2022

The event has a reputation for being one of the most joyous occasions of the school calendar and this year certainly didn't disappoint.  

13 July 2022
Image of Priory's PE department catches girls football fever

Priory's PE department catches girls football fever

With the UEFA Women’s Euro Championships 2022 taking a grip in England, Priory PE staff are making sure our female pupils feel the sport fever.

11 July 2022
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Year 10 Has Taekwondo Olympic Ambition

Year 10 Dylan has collect the coveted 3rd Dan grading at the GB Taekwondo Training Centre in Manchester.

11 July 2022
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Staff vs Pupils Penalty Shoot Out

On Friday we had a Staff vs Pupils penalty shoot-out to celebrate the Women's Euros which began last week.

11 July 2022
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Football at Priory for Primary Talented & Able Pupils

It was a glorious day to invite local primary pupils to experience all things football at Priory.

7 July 2022
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Come on England

On Wednesday, 7 July we were lucky enough to have secured 70 tickets to watch the star-studded opening ceremony of the Women's Euros.

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.

4 July 2022
Image of Freddie Flintoff's Field of Dreams - Starring Umar

Freddie Flintoff's Field of Dreams - Starring Umar

Umar will be a hit on your television screens as he shows off his cricketing prowess when he takes part in a TV programme where he is coached by former England and Lancashire all-rounder Andrew Flintoff.

28 June 2022
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Athletics at Stanley Park

The first South Ribble Athletics competition since 2019 took place last Friday at Stanley Park, Blackpool.

9 June 2022
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Year 10 Rounders Tournament at Priory

This was the second rounders tournament of the season, with five South Ribble Teams attending the Year 10 event held here at Priory.

23 May 2022
Image of Year 7 & 8 tackle with success at rugby

Year 7 & 8 tackle with success at rugby

A team from Year 7 and 8 attended the inaugural Preston and South Ribble Rugby League Tournament hosted at UCLan Sports Arena.

18 May 2022
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Year 8 This Girl Can Festival

Last Friday, 120 girls from South Ribble, Preston and Chorley schools took part in the SPAR Lancashire School Games, Girls Active Festival held at West View Leisure Centre.

18 May 2022
Image of She did it - Year 11 pupil becomes national champion

She did it - Year 11 pupil becomes national champion

It was the English Schools FA National Finals last weekend and we are extremely delighted to announce that one of our Year 11 girls led out a winning Lancashire team.

27 April 2022
Image of A Game Changer day out for top Priory sportswomen

A Game Changer day out for top Priory sportswomen

Priory's top sporting girls had an unbelievable day at Edge Hill University's Game Changers event.

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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Year 8 South Ribble Football tournament winners

The Year 8 girls team took part in a South Ribble football tournament at Balshaw's High School, and won!

10 March 2022
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#LetGirlsPlay Football

During our PE & Sports curriculum on Wednesday, Priory delivered #LetGirlsPlay football sessions to all girls groups.

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.

2 March 2022
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GCSE PE & Sport head to Edge Hill University

This week, Priory's PE pupils were invited to a sports event at Edge Hill University. 

1 March 2022
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Priory footballer leads Lancashire into the finals

Year 11 pupil, Jazmin, has led the Under 16s Lancashire County Schools FA girls team into the national finals.

8 February 2022
Image of A hockey hat-trick for Priory

A hockey hat-trick for Priory

Last week we met up with five of our sporting stars whose dedication and hard slog is getting the results they deserve. Here's Phoebe, Martha and Josh's story..

27 January 2022
Image of Oliver is making his mark as a squash player

Oliver is making his mark as a squash player

Last week we met up with five of our sporting stars whose dedication and hard slog is getting the results they deserve. Here's Oliver's story..

21 January 2022
Image of Cricketer Umar hits the BBC

Cricketer Umar hits the BBC

This week we met up with five of our sporting stars whose dedication and hard slog is getting the results they deserve. Here's Umar's story..

14 December 2021
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The PE department at Christmas

The PE department added a little festive touch this week and taught the girls a dance routine to Maria Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas is you’.

6 December 2021
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Broad Oak Primary School gets active at Priory

South Ribble Active Health invite primary school pupils to sample sports at Priory.

25 November 2021
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South Ribble Cross Country Championships

Over 30 pupils represented Priory in the annual South Ribble Cross Country Championships held at Hutton Grammar School.

23 November 2021
Image of Libby receives Team GB call up

Libby receives Team GB call up

Class of 2020, pupil, Libby, admitted she almost quit synchronised swimming – but now she has received a call up to the GB World and European squad. 

15 November 2021
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Oliver boasts his Lancashire call up

Last weekend Year 8 Oliver represented Lancashire in the Inter-counties squash competition.

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 and 8 pupils take up advance cycling course

We were fortunate to be able to offer a limited number of places on a Level 3 Bikeability course delivered by the South Ribble Borough Council's Active Health Team.

4 November 2021
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Join us for girls indoor cricket

Coaches from the Lancashire Cricket Foundation attend every Wednesday after school.

20 October 2021
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Year 9 take the lead for primary sport

Priory’s Sports Leaders are now ready to take charge of their own games at a number of primary school tournaments being hosted on the Astroturf soon.

20 October 2021
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Priory scores a hat-trick for county football

Penwortham Priory Academy are celebrating a hat-trick of county call-ups.

21 September 2021
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Finally it's back of the net for Jazmin

Well done to Year 11, Jazmin, who was part of the winning Lancashire Schools FA Girls Under 16s squad at the Inter County National Cup last weekend.

19 July 2021
Image of All in good time for Year 10 runner Ben

All in good time for Year 10 runner Ben

Athlete Ben has used lockdown to improve his running skills.

19 July 2021
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Sports day 2021

Adaptations were made so Sports Day 2021 could go ahead this year and what a day was had by all!

14 July 2021
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Sports Day - Thursday 15 July

The day promises to be hot and sunny. Here's the instructions for the day...

12 July 2021
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It didn't come home...

...but maybe next time.

9 July 2021
Image of Year 10 Jazmin is Heading To the Finals Too!

Year 10 Jazmin is Heading To the Finals Too!

Talented footballer Jazmin is hoping to help her county to success as part of the Lancashire Schools FA Under 16 girls squad which has reached the national cup final.

25 March 2021
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Back to outdoor sports

Whilst pupils were in their PE kit on Wednesday, Head of PE & Sport Mr Bullock, used the opportunity for pupils to promote their local clubs by wearing their team shirt for the day.

26 February 2021
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Priory's sports hall - open for business

Priory’s sports hall will be open, as soon as government rules allow, for those in the community who want to get straight back into team sports.   

13 January 2021
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Priory takes back sports facilities operations from South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council and Penwortham Priory Academy are pleased to announce some changes to the operation of the sports facilities at Penwortham Leisure Centre from April 2021 following the end of the current dual use leisure service contract.

11 January 2021
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Sports hall refurbishment

Phase 3 of the sport hall refurbishment is almost complete.

17 December 2020
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Sports hall refurbishment

Phase 2 will be new flooring which started on Tuesday and is expected to take around three weeks.

17 December 2020
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PE at Christmas

Priory's Year 7 girls would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas!

11 December 2020
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Leon wins young achiever at Preston Sports Awards

Congratulations to Year 11 pupil, Leon as he was crowned the Young Achiever (under 21 years) at the Preston Sports Awards last Friday for 'Outstanding Achievement in BMX Racing'.

3 December 2020
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Priory girls hit the highs at Lancashire Academy for Hockey

Three Priory pupils are hitting the highs after being selected for the Lancashire Academy for Hockey.

27 November 2020
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Alumni - Harry Coyne (Class of 2020)

Former Priory pupil Harry has left home at 16 to pursue his dream of being an American Footballer and also to follow his love of sports journalism.

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.