Priory Rise opened in 2008 with 49 children and 10 members of staff; we now have over 591 children on roll and a staff of approximately 90. Over the past nine years there has therefore been rapid growth and significant mobility. As a consequence, we have given a great priority to the successful induction of new children to ensure that changing school mid-year or part way through a key stage does not impact negatively on children's progress and attainment.
Our children come from a wide geographical area and our school population is very diverse; we embrace and celebrate this diversity and believe that this is a strength of our school.
We have also given great emphasis to the close tracking of pupil achievement to ensure all children are making good progress and we are then able to respond promptly if there are any concerns with individual children. We believe very strongly that all children can succeed and this underpins our school ethos.
The school receives additional funding to support children from low income families as nationally children from low income families have often not made good progress and achieved well in school. This additional funding is used to help support children to ensure they make good progress and achieve the very best outcomes; at Priory Rise this is managed through additional classroom support, 1:1 tuition and the provision of learning mentor support.
For more details of this provision, funding and the outcomes for pupil premium funded children at Priory Rise please click on the links below.