During  assembly last Thursday, Stoke City visited the Prep school children and invited them to visit their new stand at the Bet 365 Stadium for a forthcoming match.

The children were asked questions about Stoke City players and about the ground.

Read more: Stoke City Assembly

In both the Senior and Prep departments, the house system exists to promote the involvement of our students in a range of activities. When students join the school, they are allocated a house which will be either Hallahan or Ullathorne.

Hallahan’s Head of House is Molly Barton and Deputy Head of House George Page

Ullathorne’s Head of House is Rebecca Sammons and Deputy Head of House Hattie Giles

There are a variety of activities including sports and drama where house points can be gained. The houses will be competing to see which house can achieve the most points throughout the year.

Read more: Hallahan and Ullathorne House Points

Thank you to all who attended our Grandparents' afternoon. The Priory Hall was buzzing with so many visitors who were eagerly awaiting their grandchildren to show them around our school.

Children proudly visited their classrooms and showed off our ICT suite, Science lab and Sports Hall. We all had chats and family catch up's in the Priory Hall.

Read more: Grandparents' Afternoon


The two day courses were run one week apart. This was to allow for making and then decorating of the finished work.

The students learnt a range of techniques i.e. manipulating the clay, mark marking and using other everyday items to create texture.

The inspiration for the workshop was the work of Kate Malone, from the Great Pottery Throw Down. This was to show how Kate applies different items to the surface of a pot, with other ceramicists images used to demonstrate mark making into the clay.

Mr Dimbleby gave demonstrations using rolled out flat pieces of clay, which were then decorated using a variety of techniques. This gave the students a visual reference point for further ideas.

Each student rolled out their own individual tiles ready to work on. This enabled them to experiment with mark making on a number of surfaces, prior to making their final piece.

Read more: Ceramics/ Pottery Workshop
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