• 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.
Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas and New Year – thank you for your support in 2014.

We break for the Christmas recess at 12:30 on Wednesday 17th Dec and we return on Monday Jan 5th at 8:40.

YouTube Update - December

Year 7 Students of the Week
  • Tom Hart – excellent effort and change in attitude, 61 achievements
  • Jenny Grieve – excellent work in Spanish, 81 achievements
  • Amy Jones – excellent French 84 achievement
  • Daniel Williams – excellent effort in Maths, 80 achievements

Year 8 Students of the Week
The following students have been nominated for their outstanding work in French this year-
  • Oliver James
  • Callum Manaton
  • Chloe Peacock
  • Daisy Steele

Success Day


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. 

School expansion plan for 300 extra pupils

Priory Community School has unveiled new expansion plans which it hopes will allow it to accommodate a further 300 pupils.

PCSA has increased its admission numbers by 16 students this year and aims to keep that number rising to satisfy a growing demand for places.

The school’s architects have now unveiled sketches and layouts for a new block to increase its numbers by 300.

The academy’s scheme will see a new futuristic science block with 10 classrooms built in the shape of a block of DNA.

Principal Neville Coles said: “We are very proud of our students and want to see every single one of them get the best platform for their future success, so we also want the very best buildings and facilities we can have.

Click here to read more at The Weston Mercury.

Non Uniform Day

Non uniform day raised £1,136.24
PE Fun Run raised £2,038.06

Total raised for Children and Need and Weston Hospicecare = £3,174.30

BIG THANKS to all students, staff and parents.

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.

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