The Priory, Church of England Primary School

About Us

Mission statement

The Priory is a vibrant, Church of England school, aiming to provide an outstanding education, for all children to be happy and confident as they are challenged within a Christian environment of creativity, love and respect.

Voluntary aided

The Priory C of E Primary is a voluntary aided Church of England school, which is owned by the Richard Thornton Foundation. The school offers excellent facilities for all curriculum subjects. We have specialist areas for art, music, drama, information technology and a large, well-resourced library.

Our equality duties

We aim to be a community where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We want everyone to reach their potential, and recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.

We take our legal duties on equality seriously. We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations.

We are required to publish equality information as well as equality objectives, which show how we plan to reduce or remove particular inequalities or disadvantages. 

Award winning outside space

We are fortunate to benefit from a large playground, an award winning wildlife garden and field for children to play in. The nursery and reception classes have their own playing areas directly outside their classrooms.

Appraisal (performance management)

All staff are set performance management objectives at the beginning of the academic year and they are reviewed at the end of each year. 

All faiths

The school welcomes children from all nationalities and faiths. Children with special educational needs are welcomed and well provided for, both in terms of teaching and facilities. Spacious classrooms on all floors are accessible by lift for anyone with a physical disability.

Safeguarding and child protection

The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Peter Haddock (Headteacher) and Claire Ellerker (Deputy Head). All safeguarding concerns in the school are reported to Mr Haddock and Mrs Ellerker who work closely with the school's attached social worker. The school offers Childnet presentations to parents on internet safety every two years.

School times:

Nursery (3 to 4 year olds)

8:30 - 11:30 Morning session

12:30 - 3:30 Afternoon session

The children are able to access the indoor and outdoor learning environments for the majority of the day.

Reception (4 to 5 year olds)

8:45 - 11:50 Morning session

11:45 - 12:50 Lunch

12:50 - 3:10 Afternoon session

The children are able to access the indoor and outdoor learning environments for the majority of the day.

Key Stage One

Year One (5 to 6 Year Olds)

Year Two (6 to 7 Year Olds)

8:40 - 12:00  Morning session   (20 minute break in the morning)

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch

1:00 - 3:15 Afternoon session    (20 minute break in the afternoon)

Key Stage Two

Year Three (7 to 8 Year Olds)

Year Four (8 to 9 Year Olds)

Year Five (9 to 10 Year Olds)

Year Six (10 to 11 Year Olds)

8:40 - 12:30  Morning session   (20 minute break in the morning)

12:30 - 1:30  Lunch

1:30 - 3:15 Afternoon session