Friends of Priory: News

For forthcoming events, including committee meetings, please see the Calendar of Events.

Tony, Jim and Liz
Tony Smith (left) receiving money from Friends of Priory chair (Jim Endersby) and secretary (Liz Webb)

Committed to Giving

Over the past 7.5 years, we have raised an amazing £68,000 from monthly
contributions to the school since we launched this Committed to Giving campaign. If you would like to know more, please download the latest letter from Priory's headteacher, Tony Smith, which explains how you can join in.

Spring into Lewes

Spring into Lewes was an online festival with downloadable activities, which we ran for the first time in 2021. Many thanks to everyone who helped organise it and all those who took part. Click here to see the competition winners.

New Autism Facility – Outdoor Space

New Autism Facility – Outdoor Space

Friends of Priory have helped to fund this new space, thank to your generous support of the Xmas raffle and all other fundraising activities. The facility is now finished and ready for the young people to enjoy.

Many, many thanks to everyone involved in supporting us in creating our outside space. It is secure, private and provides our students with a much needed sensory outlet. We are currently using the space in order to offer an outside sensory circuit , a private space for PE lessons and a safe environment for break and lunchtime. 

Many, many thanks from us all.

Teresa Russell – Autism Lead Teacher

Standing Together

Standing Together With Priory School

Would you like to get involved? You can find details of future (online) committee meetings on the events calendar.

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