Alton Towers Trip

The Emergency Contact Number is: 07970 732 718

Dear Parent / Carer,

I am writing to you with all the details for our Alton Towers trip this week.

I am excited that we are able to take nearly 900 pupils to Alton Towers over Thursday and Friday of this week. The pupils will be able to wear their own clothes and can either take money to purchase food and drinks or take their own provisions. The weather forecast is looking very mixed for both days, but it is looking more likely that there will be rain – please make sure your children are appropriately dressed for the weather.

Pupils will be issued on arrival at Alton Towers with a wristband that contains the school emergency phone number for the day – 07970 732 718. Pupils will be instructed to contact this number only whilst in the park, as we have over 30 staff in the park both days and will be able to attend to your child’s needs much quicker. You are also able to use this number if you need to contact us.

We have 5 coaches leaving from outside St. Winifreds church on Mauldeth Road and 4 coaches leaving from outside school – this information will be emailed as soon as the coach company confirm these arrangements. The meeting time is 8am, with a departure time of 8:15, therefore it is very important that the children are on time as we will be unable to wait if they are late. We will be leaving Alton Towers at approx. 5pm and all coaches will arrive back to the front of school between 18:30 – 19:00 – if you are collecting your child by car, do not park on Priestnall Road or near to the corner of Mersey Road, as it will hinder the coaches and can create traffic issues.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Mrs Helen Drury

Stockport Volunteer Police Cadets


In summary Police Cadets is a volunteer youth group for 13-17 year olds with amazing opportunities, the chance to develop yourself, learn about Policing, make friends and have fun.

Here is a bit more information for anyone interested –

If they would like to join us, all they need to do is email the above email address and we will contact them back with an application form.

Year 11 leavers hoodies

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you will be aware your child is in their last year at Priestnall. Leaving secondary school is often a landmark
in a student’s educational life and it is nice to remember this significant moment in a positive way. This year,
we have liaised with a high-quality clothing company to provide students with “leavers’ hoodies”.

The Priestnall logo will be placed on the front left hand side of the hoodie and the year 21 will be placed on
the back, along with the word ‘leavers’. Students can personalise their hoodie by changing the colour, style
and size. They will also be able to add a nickname to their hoodie if they choose to do so, at the additional cost
of £4.00.

This year, we have decided to open an online shop with the company; this makes the ordering process much
easier and more secure for both parties as no cash needs to be brought into school.

We have negotiated an excellent price of £22.50 for a hoody and £25.50 for a zippy, which includes delivery to
the school. The online shop will close on the 31/05/21 so all orders must be placed before then in order for
the printing process to take place. Once all orders are in, the school’s full order can be processed, the hoodies
delivered to school and then the hoodies will be ready to distribute during the Year 11 Leavers’ Celebration
Event (date to be advised and subject to Covid restrictions), or on GCSE Results day in August (again, subject
to Covid restrictions).

Please see below for the link to the Leavers’ Hoodies Online Shop where you can place your order.  

Yours faithfully
Mrs H Fern
College Manager (Ryland’s)

Open Evening 2020

This year, Priestnall School will be offering its first Virtual Open Evening. This is currently in production and will be shared with prospective parents/carers and their children within the next few weeks.

Following the virtual evening, you will have an opportunity to ask specific questions or have a discussion with a member of the Transition Team. Unfortunately we have been informed by Stockport Local Authority (LA) we are unable to offer personalised tours as we had planned to do. Please see statement from the LA: We are all aware that this is the time of year when parents/carers are looking at schools to decide upon their options for the on-going education of their children. In light of Covid, the ability for schools to welcome non-pupils has been significantly impacted. The priority has to be safety for all. This means that parental visits to secondary schools will not be undertaken this year as in previous years.

We are looking forward to sharing all the great things that are going on here at Priestnall and hope to see you in person very soon

Kind regards,

Craig Burns

World Book Day

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 7

Dressing as a Book Character: Thursday 5th March

Thursday 5th March is World Book Day, and in celebration of this event we will be holding a week of events at school to encourage our students to keep reading for pleasure.
We would like to invite all Year 7 students to attend school on that Thursday dressed in the costume of a character from their favourite novel. All students in costume will receive a certificate and there will be a prize of a book token to the winning costume. We are also asking for a £1 donation for our Well Being Centre.

We would like to remind parents, carers and students of Priestnall’s dress code and request that all costumes are appropriate and must relate to a novel, rather than a television, film or game character. The character can be from a current book, or from the student’s favourite book as a younger child.

We hope the Year 7 students will enjoy the day celebrating their favourite books, and we thank you in advance for your support.

For more information about the activities we have planned please click here.

Yours faithfully
Mrs R Mekonnen
Literacy Co-ordinator

World Book Day Letter 16th Feb 2020

School Exams, Summer 2019 Timetable

The timetable below shows the ‘formal’ school exams for Summer 2019: these exams will take place under full exam conditions in the Sports hall – in order to get students used to the procedures and protocols required as well as providing attainment information.

Other subjects will be holding their own assessments, but these will be classroom-based and notified via Show My Homework.

Session Period Mon 17th June (A) Tue 18th June (A) Weds 19th June (A) Thu 20th June (A) Fri 21st June (A) Mon 24th June (B)
1 1 Y10 BUSINESS STUDIES & COMPUTER SCIENCE (tbc) GCSE Catering & Hospitality (on-screen) Y9 MATHS [Paper 1]        (75 mins) Y10 HISTORY (1 hr  15 ) Y10 MATHS [Paper 2]    (90 mins) Y10 FRENCH [Listening] (90 mins)
2 3 Y7 Science (75 mins) Y8 MATHS   (75 mins) Y10 ENGLISH [Reading]  (1hr) Y8 SCIENCE (75 mins) Y10 GEOG-RAPHY            (1 hr) Y10 FRENCH [Writing] (70/80 mins)
3 pm reg Y10 SCIENCE [Combined & Separate: Biology] (70/105 mins)-  early lunch Y10 MATHS  [Paper 1]    (90 mins)     early lunch Y10 SCIENCE [Combined & Separate Chemistry] (70/105 mins) –  early lunch Y10 SCIENCE [Combined & Sep: Physics] (70/105 mins) –  early lunch Y7 MATHS (75 mins) Y9 MATHS [Paper 2]            (75 mins)     early lunch

Imperial Charity Week!

Next week 3rd December – 7th December, Imperial charity will be raising much needed funds for the three charities selected by our College Leaders.

· The Alzheimers Society.

· Mind – Mental Health support in Stockport.

· Barakah Food Aid.

Please encourage your child to bring in spare cash to support the numerous events around school. We are also collecting tins of non-perishable food throughout the week, students can bring these in to their Learning Coordinators for the Barakah Food Aid appeal over Christmas.

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