Consistent formatting for school / provision information on websites and local offer

Feedback from Families and Family Services team suggests that they would find it much clearer if all schools /colleges / provisions had a standard set of heading that they use to describe their offer.

School Name - Priory School

Number of places and age range

Priory has 214 places ages 5-18

The primary need that the school / provision caters for

    1. ☐ Communication and interaction -no
    2. Cognition and Learning
      1. ☐ MLD – YES, Priory is a school for young people with the Primary need of Moderate Learning Difficulties.
      2. ☐ SLD
  • ☐ PMLD – no
  1. ☐ Sensory and Physical – no
  2. ☐ Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) – no

Do students need to have “average” cognition?

No at Priory we would expect young people to have lower than average cognition as part of their Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)

Average class size and staffing model

At Keystages one and two we aim to have class sizes of 10. There is a teacher and a member of support staff.

At keystages three and four the maximum class size is 12, but more usually 12. There is a teacher and a member of support staff.

At keystage 5 (6th form) class sizes are 9-15 with a teacher and a member of support staff.

Brief description of the curriculum offer.

At Priory we are mainly delivering the red curriculum pathway, we offer support on the green pathway and extend students on the yellow pathway. for more information on the pathways please see

At Key stage one and two most of the lessons are class based.

At Key stage three, four and five most students will move between teachers for different subjects. Students on the green pathway will have more lessons with their class teacher.

Specialist spaces at the school / provision

    1. ☐ Swimming pool – no unfortunately we do not have a swimming pool on site. we do access the Abbeycroft leisure pool
    2. ☐ Sensory room (s), yes we have one sensory room at Priory
    3. ☐ other please give details. We are set in 7 acres of space and have good outside space.

The average number of places available each year

At Priory we usually expect to have about 25 places mainly from students leaving at year 11, year 12 or year 13

How can a school tour be booked.

For SENDAT schools the dates of tours and booking information is on this page

Other Information and links

Priory School SEND Information Report –  Please click here

Priory Aspire, Priory at Thurston (P@T), Mount Road and Angel Hill College have different profiles of student need.