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The School is now closed for the Summer Holidays. We will re-open to all students on Monday 7th September 2020.

Priory School – Transitioning and Re-Opening during the Covid 19 Pandemic

Over the past months, school life has changed dramatically. The rapid pace of recent changes has thrown up a wide range of uncertainties and questions for parents, students, and members of the school community.

If you have a question, first please read the FAQs (frequently asked questions) see link below.

We are continually working to implement the advice from the Local Authority, Department for Education and Public Health England.  I have written to you recently to outline the measures we have taken to ensure a safe learning and working environment See links to recent communications below.  Hopefully, your weekly telephone calls with your class teacher have helped to allay your concerns.  .If you need to contact us during the holidays, please email admin@priorycroydon.org.uk, and we will get back to you within a few days.  Full contact details can be found below.

We wish you a very enjoyable summer break and look forward to seeing you in September.

End of Summer Term letter to Parents/Carers

FAQ link here

Free School Meals

If you are entitled to Free School Meals, you should have been receiving them either by post or by email. 

Vouchers have recently been sent out for 4 weeks (£60) at a time.  The latest voucher covered up to 3rd July. 

Your next voucher will be for £30 and will cover up to end of Term (17th July).  You will receive this during the week of 6th July

You may have read about vouchers being paid for the summer holiday period.  This will be a single voucher for £105. and will cover up to 4th September.  You will receive this before the end of term.

Further information and support can be found on current Coronavirus page.

Email Contact Details

We are available on email, so if you need to contact us, please use the email addresses below:

Free School Meals Vouchers: lindacunningham@priorycroydon.org.uk

General Enquiries: admin@priorycroydon.org.uk

Finance Office: finance@priorycroydon.org.uk

Human Resources: traceyjones@priorycroydon.org.uk

Facilities Team: facilities@priorycroydon.org.uk

Headteacher:Julie Evans: headteacher@priorycroydon.org.uk

Pastoral Care & Safeguarding: Ruth Henley: rhenley@priorycroydon.org.uk (tel: 07786 532 544)

Family Support: sgough4.306@lgflmail.org

We are checking our emails regularly but, due to the school holidays, it may take a couple of days to

 respond to your query. 

Thank you for your patience and support at this time

Welcome to our School

At Priory School, we passionately believe that all young people with special educational needs and disabilities are entitled to access outstanding learning within their local community and we are committed to setting standards of excellence in special education that achieve the highest aspirational outcomes for all of our students.

Priory School is a Local Authority Maintained Community School for young people aged 11 – 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties, many of our students also have a diagnosis of Autism. Following our recent Ofsted short inspection in October 2017, Priory School continues to be recognised as a ‘Good’ school in all aspects of our provision.

Opened in 2014, our school building is located in Hermitage Road, Upper Norwood and includes a dedicated Food Technology Preparation Kitchen, an ICT suite, Immersive Room, Gym, Lego Therapy Room, Therapy Centre, Outdoor Learning and animal care  area and our own Forest School which provides students with opportunities to flourish and learn new skills in a variety of learning environments outside of the classroom. The school further benefits from a purpose built Theatre Studio enabling our students to fully explore their dance, drama and creative talents in a realistic working performance space.

Our Post 16 provision provides students with their own Common Room and ‘Life Skills'’ area,  that enables them to practice and develop both their social and independent living skills in preparation for adult life. We have also developed a wide range of work experience opportunities for Key Stage 5 learners that include hospitality, retail, farm work, hairdressing, etc. within the local community.  Our latest development is our student-run cafe which currently serves barista-style coffees and home made pastries to staff and visitors one a week.

I hope you enjoy looking around our School website and finding out more about our school and our vision for all of our students of ‘Brilliant Lives’. However, to really experience the positive, caring and inspirational atmosphere that is apparent from the moment you enter the school, why not come and visit us? We will be very pleased to welcome you.

Julie Evans
Head Teacher, Priory School

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