A Warm Welcome
From our Headteachers
Martin Blacoe and Louise Pratt Joint Headteachers
We have been Senior Leaders at Priesthorpe since 2011, and have been incredibly proud to serve its community ever since. There have been countless highlights during our time at Priesthorpe. We have been privileged to see students achieve exceptional grades and go on to study at top universities including, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, and Cambridge, and in summer 2022, we achieved our best ever progress and attainment outcomes. We have also been humbled to watch students overcome significant challenges, and, through their resilience, achieve great things. Excellent grades are one part of our students’ journey. Becoming hard-working, kind, and compassionate young adults, ready to contribute positively to life in their communities and beyond, is just as important to us. Martin Blacoe / Louise Pratt Joint Principals
Dear Parents/Carers, We would like to invite you to our Year 9 Options Evening on Thursday 29th February 4pm-7pm. This event will combine our regular parents evening with a chance to discuss the options process and course choices for GCSE exams in Key Stage 4. There will be a talk in the h...
Dear Parents/Carers. We have received a phone call today from Ofsted to let us know they will be visiting Priesthorpe tomorrow and Thursday to complete a Section 5 inspection. We are looking forward to having the chance for them to see, in person, the progress we have made since our last inspecti...
Thursday 8th February 2024, 4pm - 7pm
There is a range of opportunities for pupils to take part in activities outside of the normal school curriculum, such as drama and music. The school uses extra funding to make sure disadvantaged pupils can access trips and music tuition.
There is a comprehensive careers programme in place. This helps pupils, including students in the sixth form, to prepare well for life after school. Sixth-form students also benefit from the opportunity to develop wider skills, including sign language. Pupils are able to undertake relevant work experience. The number of pupils who leave school without a place in education or employment is lower than the national average.
Pupils receive effective careers education from Year 7 through to Year 13. Leaders ensure that impartial careers advice is available. Pupils are encouraged to engage in voluntary and community activities, such as the National Citizen Service.