The Priory, Church of England Primary School

Foreword from Head

I would like to welcome you to The Priory Church of England Primary School. We are very proud of the sense of community and shared enjoyment at our school and how it is all underpinned with a strong Christian ethos. We expect high standards in everything we do and in our last Ofsted inspection we received a ‘Good’ rating with several outstanding elements whilst in our recent Anglican Church inspection we were awarded an ‘Outstanding’ judgement.

All our teachers plan challenging and creative lessons and are supported by a team of highly experienced teaching assistants and support staff. We offer a range of stimulating extra-curricular activities over the year and enjoy school visits in all year groups. It is our collective vision for all children to thrive and prosper in an inclusive and caring environment at The Priory, and for every single child to be equipped with the social, academic and personal skills to perform well and enjoy life in their later stages of education and beyond.

We expect our children to be reflective and determined to learn, and for this reason we are keen followers of the ‘Growth Mindset’ initiative and continue embedding it in all aspects of the children’s school experience. Sport and the arts are also highly valued at The Priory, with us holding Artsmark Gold, Gold Sports Mark and Merton Sports awards. We have also a prestigious Green Flag award which, along with our award winning Eco work, shows our commitment to the environment. We always welcome people to visit our award-winning wildlife garden where children have grown their own vegetables and are actively involved in its maintenance.

Please arrange to visit our school and enjoy reading about us on our website. We are so proud of what happens at The Priory that we will never waste an opportunity to show off our lovely school!

Peter Haddock


“…a welcoming, harmonious and caring atmosphere and a secure culture of high expectations among the staff.” Ofsted 2016

“Leaders have successfully created a culture where staff and pupils feel safe and valued.” Ofsted 2016

“…a welcoming and vibrant place which clearly celebrates its embedded Christian foundation whilst being inclusive of those with different backgrounds and beliefs.”  Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Report December 2016