I would like to warmly welcome you to our school website which will give you an idea of what it is like being part of the Priory Primary School Family. As a school we know that children learn best when they are in an environment which praises, encourages and challenges each child to try their hardest, working in partnership with parents, carers and families. We see all our children as individuals and nurture the whole child. We strive to fulfil not just their academic potential but their personal, social, moral and creative development through an exciting, stimulating environment.
We emphasise the importance of participating and contributing to the whole school community and offer a range of extra-curricular activities, before and after school. We belong to the School Sports Partnership which arranges many competitive events throughout the school year, and members of staff arrange fixtures in various sports including hockey, cricket, volleyball, netball and football, with other local schools. We have recently started swimming lessons at a local pool and have also participated in the Rotary Club’s annual Swimarathon. All of the children compete at our Sports’ Day. The school also competes at the District Sports and we are very proud to say that the children have retained the winner’s shield for many years.
Music and performance is a significant part of our school. We enjoy singing together and the choir regularly takes part in the Chelmsford Junior Music Festival and the Young Voices Concert at the O2 Arena. Year 2 take part in the Infant Music Festival and Year 1 joins in to perform to parents and the school. Our Reception class starts the cycle of productions with a Nativity and the whole school contributes and participates in the Summer Production. We have taken groups of children to local theatres to see dramatic and musical productions and there are opportunities for children to learn instruments individually and in class. In Year 6 the children follow the Royal Opera’s Write an Opera programme, leading to a performance in the summer term.
We have a busy and active PTA who work hard to organise many events throughout the year. Amongst many other things, they funded and co-ordinated the development of our garden area and also fund the annual Pantomime for all of the children. All funds are fed back into school to benefit your child so please get involved, feel part of the team and support their excellent work!
We do operate an open door policy and encourage all parents to talk to a member of staff about any queries or concerns they have about their child’s education or well-being, as we believe this the best way to address any issues.
Miss Rachael Plunkett