• Students’ behaviour is outstanding. Students show exemplary attitudes in lessons and around the school.
  • Staff and students show genuine warmth towards each other and students’ individual achievements are recognised and valued.
  • Students of all abilities make outstanding progress. They are confident they can reach the challenging targets set for them.
  • Students feel safe, are considerate and contribute well to the very positive ethos of the school; they are proud to be part of the school.
  • An exceptionally wide variety of enrichment activities are available, enabling students to pursue their talents and interests to the highest level.
  • The atmosphere around the school is calm and orderly. Staff and students show genuine warmth towards each other.
  • All leaders, including governors, are focused on ensuring that the school provides an atmosphere in which students can thrive.
  • Teaching is of a consistently high standard. Teachers are passionate about their subjects and inspire their students to want to learn more.
  • The school keeps its students safe and ensures that students have the information they need to keep themselves safe.
  • Teachers support each other and display a great desire to constantly improve their own performance.
  • Leaders closely check all aspects of the school’s work to ensure that any student who falls below their very challenging targets is supported.
  • Students are polite, mature and articulate, showing respect for adults and each other.
Year 7 Students of the Week

The students of the week are:

Harvey Rose,

Ciaran Kelman,

Ashton Salway


Nominated by Mrs Brace for excellent effort.

Year 8 Students of the Week

Mr Hopes nominated the following students for their excellent progress in maths resulting in moving up a set-

Alicia Hancock

Damian Lewis

Jasmine Pearce

Harrison Disney

Sophie Pang

Laura Paynter

Arts Award

The Students pictured have been awarded their ‘Arts Award Discover’ from Trinity College London following their efforts in St Mark’s School during Year 6.

Ms Hall (pictured), Head of Drama said ‘it is a magnificent achievement’.

Katie Brookes, Georgia Dale, Charlotte Fuller, Ben Baker, Sophie Camidge, Neve Chamberlain, Toby Sperring, Ellie Hayes, Beth Windell, Zak Mutch, Eva Romano, Francesca Mylchreest, Elliot Rose, Louis Parfitt Daniel Williams, Lewis Loizou and Mathew O’Brian.


PEDAL-POWERED smoothies are on the menu after Priory Community School, an Academy Trust, became the first school in North Somerset to benefit from initiatives to promote healthy and sustainable travel.

The Active Travel to School project was launched with students trying out a unique pedal-powered smoothie maker bike which showed how to convert energy through pedal power into a healthy breakfast option.

This project is a partnership between North Somerset Council and UK charity Sustrans, as part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Travel West initiative. 

Multi-million pound centre opens at Worle school

Priory Community School has now officially opened the doors of its £1.4million Sir Richard Branson Centre.

Weston’s MP John Penrose attended the ceremony at Priory Community School and staff looked on as 15-year-old pupil Lloyd Bunyan cut the ribbon.

The centre is a support-to-learn hub which will help thousands of children overcome a range of issues to achieve success.

Click here to read more at The Weston Mercury.

WELL DONE TO ALL Year 11 DUKE OF EDINBURGH participants who completed their expeditions

On the weekends of 12th & 19th October over 40 PCSA Year 11 students participated in their DoE expedition.

Over the past 6 months the group have completed all components of training such as; First Aid, Cooking, Navigation and camp skills.

The weekend consisted of the group walking from Bridgwater Marina to Crowcombe near Taunton, camping half way.

Mr Biddle and Mr Thompson would like to thank all staff and parents for their support on these weekends.


The cook 5 programme will be launched across school next week. http://www.cook5.co.uk/competition

For the first time ever, practical cookery is compulsory in the new national curriculum for children up to Year 9. Find out more at http://www.schoolfoodplan.com/


The school is building the £1.4M Sir Richard Branson Centre to inspire thousands of students to achieve their dreams.

Sir Richard said this week: “Very proud that Priory Community School have named their support-to-learn centre after me. Education is very important, and having the right environment to learn is vital”.

National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service for students aged 15 / 16 years old interested in voluntary work.



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National Apprenticeships Week



For more information please visit the National Apprenticeship Week website (click here).

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