Enhancing our school

All donations made to Friends of Priory provide our children with improved facilities and resources all of which enhance their enjoyment of learning and provide the most stimulating environments for them to explore and expand their talents

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Duke of Edinburgh Award

Friends of Priory was pleased to provide funds for staff training to enable the current Year 10s to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. DofE offers great opportunities for young people, boosting confidence and encouraging problem solving and teamwork and we hope to continue to support the scheme at Priory for future year groups.

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LED Lighting Rig

One of the Friends of Priory's most recent purchases for the school was an LED lighting rig to enhance the children's learning experiences in Drama and Dance. The new system was really put through its paces for the fabulous school production, Alice, in March. We rely on donations from parents and carers to fund these big purchases.

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Outdoor sporting equipment

Fundraising for sports equipment is an important part of Friends of Priory's work. This year, your kind donations have paid for new permanent table tennis tables and basketball hoops on the school courts that are already getting a lot of use.

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Tutor time books

Thanks to your generosity at Friends of Priory fundraising events, the school has taken delivery of a bumper crop of books to kick off the new tutor-time reading programme for students in years 7-10.

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Breakfast Club

Your donations have enabled Friends of Priory to support the school's new breakfast club, offering free toast and preserves and a warm, welcoming space for students every morning from 8am.

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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.

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New Science Labs

Over the summer of 2019 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.

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Historical novels

With support from funds raised by parents, the Friends of Priory will be buying complete sets of historical novels to support individual learning. The books will be held in the library,

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3D printing

Funds raised and donated to the Friends of Priory have enabled the school to purchase a new laser scanner which will mean children can scan 3D models and print them in 3D - it is really wonderful to be able to provide such advanced equipment for the students.

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Food Prep Rooms

Over the summer in 2018 the two old and delapidated Food and Nutrition Rooms were fully refurbished with brand new work stations, new cookers and equipment. With the help from all those who support Friends of Priory, every pupil now benefits from the much improved facilities.

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New gym equipment

The school were successful with an application for funding towards brand new green gym equipment and with matched funds from Friends of Priory the school was able to buy double the equipment! Thanks to your help it's in use every day and hugely appreciated. Here's to super-fit kids! 

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Outdoor improvements

Recent years have seen many improvements to the outdoor facilities and equipment.  One of the earliest projects included an allocation of a whopping £12,000 towards the building of the new outdoor shelters - a very welcome addition to the life of the school and used daily.

Make a donation

Please support future projects at  Priory School and help further enhance the facilities for every child