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  • Valentine's Day and Pancake Cook-a-Long

    Published 02/03/21, by Samantha Davis

    Well done to those of you who entered the Valentine’s Day Cupcake and / or the Pancake competition. There are house points for the winners and all participants. Results are as below.

    • Pancake presentation winner, - Olivia K, 7.9 ALEX


    • Pancake creativity winners - 1st  Freya M, 7.6 ALEX (Unicorn idea)/2nd Jack D 9.6 ALEX (Roses)/ 3rd Poppy R 9.8 CAST.





    • Participants - Oskar N 7.3 SEMP / Hattie M 7.1 SEMP / Benjamin B 7.5 AVAL / Isla-belle W 7.6 ALEX / Michael D 10.4 AVAL


    • Valentine’s Day cupcake staff winner, Mrs Mellor


    • Valentine’s Day cupcake student winners - 1st Jack D 9.6 ALEX / 2nd William M 8.9 ALEX / 3rd Matilda H 8.6 ALEX. Participants - Lyla-Mae S 7.2 CAST / Michael D 10.4 AVAL




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  • More charity work in Year 8.

    Published 24/02/21, by Samantha Davis

    You may remember some  great work Leo-Beck has done for charity over the last few months. As a result of some earlier work, he was able to send £70 to Macmillan from the sale of his Christmas candles. Thank you to those of you who supported Leo Beck with this. 

    Since then he has been making ‘heart’ candles for Valentine’s Day. It looks like he will be sending around £15 to the British Heart Foundation from the sale of these!  Well done Leo Beck!


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  • Laptop Donation

    Published 17/02/21, by Samantha Davis

    We are incredibly grateful to have received a delivery of laptops from Mr and Mrs Sherwood. Mr and Mrs Sherwood are parents of both a current student and a past student of the Academy.  They contacted us a couple of weeks ago to see if additional laptops would be of use, as they wanted to help others during this difficult time. We will be giving these laptops to students in need of one, in order that they can access their remote learning and are in no doubt they will be much appreciated. Thank you Mr and Mrs Sherwood for your kindness and generosity


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  • Design Success

    Published 01/02/21, by Samantha Davis

    Design & Technology students in Y7 and 8 have been learning about the issues that arise when people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, or other dexterity limiting diseases such as arthritis, use everyday products. These people often find that their hands shake or that they are unable to grip things. Students were set the task of redesigning an everyday product to make it easier to use. Isabel Nowell responded by making a full size and fully functional prototype of a device that makes typing on a keyboard easier. Isabel has realised a creative solution to the problem or ‘design brief’ set. Isabel has shown her potential to be a successful Product Designer or Engineer.

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  • Duke of Edinburgh - Gold Awards

    Published 04/12/20, by Samantha Davis

    Despite the restrictions of COVID-19 some of our students past and present have managed to achieve their Gold DofE award. Congratulations to the following students who will now expect to be invited to Buckingham Palace for their royal presentation in approximately twelve months.

    Alex Lowe
    Jack Foot
    Tim Ho
    Katy Day
    Husnaa Ahmed
    Daniel Copsey
    Daisy Savage (4 days before her 25th birthday cut off!)

    The award requires the students to complete five sections of various lengths:

    Skills: 6 or 12 months;
    Physical: 6 or 12 months (one of each timescale between skills & physical;
    Volunteering: 12 months (or as a direct entrant 18 months);
    Expedition: Practice of 4 days & 3 nights in wild country followed by an assessment (where students will work alone) for another 4 days and 3 nights in wild country;
    Residential: 5 days in a new environment with no more than two people previously known to the student.

    Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme continues to provide students with the opportunity to challenge themselves through a variety of roles across the three award levels (Bronze, Silver & Gold). COVID-19 and the lockdown restrictions have caused some disruption, but for many it has given them opportunity to help vulnerable people in their local community with simple but essential tasks, or focus on their personal wellbeing with a fitness programmes such as couch to 5k or Joe Wicks' challenges, Many have also taken up the challenge of learning to cook, an essential life still, as well as a great help to their parents in these changing times. Well done to all.

    If you are interested in understanding more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the Priory Academy LSST further information can be found on the Academy's website under extra-curricular – DofE.

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  • Halloween Cook-a-long Competition

    Published 16/11/20, by Samantha Davis

    Congratulations to all those who took part. As ever, the standards of cooking and presentation were extremely high, thus making the job of picking the winners such a tough decision to make. All participants will receive house points for their house. The Halloween Spooky Spider 2020 cook-a-long results are as follows:

    Students placing - Cake Presentation

    1st   Madeline Enderby                     

    2nd    Jack Dick                  

    3rd  Michael Dick

    Student Special effort award –  Maya Frodsham

    Teachers placing – Cake presentation

    1st        Mr Bradwell                       

    2nd    Mrs Cavill