Friends of Priory: News

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Gardens of Empire: Kew and the Colonies

POSTPONED

Please note: because of the continuing uncertainty about Covid-19 (Coronavirus), this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule at some point.

Gardens of Empire

Easy Fundraising Double Points

It's Double Donation Week, which means the donations you raise using #easyfundraising will go even further! Please keep Friends of Priory School - Lewes in mind when you do your shopping - you can raise twice as much for us with John Lewis & Partners, Very, Secret Escapes, Superdrug, Lakeland and many more.
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Happy New Year!

A big thank you from the Friends of Priory to those of you that have been so generous in supporting the Christmas fundraising this year both in the fantastic prizes which were donated or in buying the raffle tickets – we are delighted to have made a staggering £1023.43 profit which will go towards Friends of Priory’s 2020 fundraising projects. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

New Science Labs

This summer the school undertook the refurbishment of three of its science labs, so that the students returning in September are now able to use the brand new facilities, including equipment such as the mobile fume cupboard with docking stations which allows it to be used in different labs so that more students benefit.

None of this would have been possible without the support of Friends of Priory who donated £15,000, The Fonthill Foundation donated £3,000 and The Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust £1,000, as well as £3,000 being raised from the sale of the old furniture. 

The new labs were officially opened on Friday 18th October 2019. The pictures below show (left) Tony Smith receiving the money from Friends of Priory, represented by Jim Endersby (chair) and Liz Webb (secretary); and (right) Jim thanking Ceetah (CEO of the Fonthill Foundation) who provided Priory with £3,000 towards the mobile fume cupboard.

 

New Science Lab

Changes in the way in which the government allocates funding have resulted in Priory School facing increasing budget uncertainties and lower levels of funding per-pupil. For this reason, Friends of Priory and Headmaster Tony Smith invite you to consider helping to support the school by making a regular donation. Over the past five and a half years, we have raised an amazing £46,901.25 from monthly contributions to the school.

If we were to receive £2.50 a week (£10 per month) from each household we would raise £96,000 a year. These are large sums of money. Please help us make them real. Find out more about why your school needs you here.

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