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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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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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Exam Results 2017

We would like to wish our Year11 leavers and students in the sixth form many congratulations on their recent exam results. An absolutely fantastic range of results across the spectrum of qualifications. Well done!   Please click below to see our Exam results Results 2017

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Search for a Special Star Final 2017

  On 11th July David, Dominic and Lennon represented our academy as part of the Search for a Special Star Final that took place at Columbia Grange School. David and Dominic performed ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica and blew the audience away with their musicianship, audience participation techniques, as well as their stage presence and musical […]

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Question of the Week

Every week in school our students answer and discuss our thought provoking questions. To contribute your answers, please click here. We also have the questions on display in our reception area, and would love for parents/carers and visitors to contribute their thoughts.   How much does language affect our thinking? ‘Language can be angry, like […]

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SEND Radar

We have recently had an article published within SEND Radar. Please see below. Barbara Priestman Academy

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Operation Encompass

We are now an Operation Encompass Academy. Please click below to find out more important information. Operation Encompass

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Choose Barbara Priestman as a “cause.”

If you are purchasing goods online, you can now go via the fundraising site Easy Fundraising and choose Barbara Priestman Academy as a ‘Cause’.  The school will then get a percentage of the cost of the goods in commission, with no additional charge to the purchaser

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