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.

Year 11 College Application Deadlines.

The deadlines for completed college application forms vary from college to college.

Aquinas College Friday 30th November 2018

Cheadle College Friday 21st December 2018

Loreto College Friday 11th Jan but they need returning to school before December 14th in order to complete references

Marple College Friday 21st December 2018

Parrs Wood Sixth Form Thursday 31st January 2019 but they need returning to school before December 14th in order to complete references

Stockport College Friday 31st May 2019 (applications can be accepted after this date but will be classed as a late application)

The Manchester College Friday 21st December 2018 (applications may be accepted after this date) completed forms need returning to school before December 14th in order to complete estimated grades

Xaverian College Friday 18th January but they need returning to school before December 14th in order to complete references

Students can apply to as many colleges as they would like to. It is recommended that they make at least 3 applications.

Mrs Slack will be in the library every lunchtime (Mon/Tues/Weds) this half term to help with application forms.

Completed application forms for Loreto College ,Xaverian College, Parrs Wood Sixth Form and The Manchester College need to be put in the applications box in the library (behind the desk) in order for estimated grades and references to be completed.

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