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World Book Day

Thursday 1st March 2018 We are celebrating World Book Day in school, students are welcome to dress up as their favorite book character. During the school day we will also be doing a range of book themed activities. At lunch time we will be holding a Jackanory in the round house in forest school, around […]

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Citizens Advice Sunderland

There are changes being made to the benefits system, and Sunderland Citizens Advice is here to help. Children under the age of 16 who are currently in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will have their DLA stopped once they turn 16, and will instead be invited to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The […]

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National Careers Week

National Careers week will be held in school from 5-10th march. Please click here to see our Careers page, where we will keep you up to date with a planned timetable and photos of what we get up to.

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National Theatre Connections 2018 – Want!

On Wednesday 7th February our talented drama group will be performing Want by Barney Norris at the Arts Centre Washington. Please click the link to find out more and book tickets. http://www.artscentrewashington.co.uk/production-details.aspx?id=1138

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Derwent Hill

We currently have a group of excited students and staff on a residential at Derwent Hill. Parents/Carers will be kept updated with daily texts. We hope our group have a fantastic time!

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Friday 22nd December 2017

  Friday 22nd December is a non uniform day with the opportunity for the students to take part in the end of term disco during the afternoon, featuring our resident DJ ‘K Millen’  

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Sainsbury’s

On Friday 1st December, some of our fabulous sixth form Students visited Sainsbury’s where they helped shoppers pack their bags. This was to raise money for Grace House and we are proud to announce that altogether £206.05 was raised! Well done! For more information, search www.gracehouse.co.uk.

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Thinking Schools Conference

Friday 13th October 2017 saw the first regional Thinking Skills Conference hosted jointly by Barbara Priestman Academy and Thinking Schools International (TSI). It was a thought provoking day, where the focus was on cognitive education and different thinking processes/ strategies that could be used in the classroom. Gordon Poad was our first keynote speaker. He […]

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Macmillan Fundraising!

On Monday 25th September, we held a coffee afternoon which was hosted by students in sixth form, who are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards. We were astonished at the excellent turn out, it was lovely to see old and new faces joining us for an afternoon of delicious treats, games and a sponsored […]

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New Special Free School – Consultation

If you would like to download, print a copy of the above letter, please click the button below. Consultation letter to parents and carers  Copies are also available upon request from the school office.

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