Category: Junior

Black History Month

9th January 2023

October 2022. The highlight of our Black History Month activities this week was a visit from two of St Augustine’s Priory Governors, Ms Alison Sparks and Mr Floyd Steadman, who spoke to Year 6.  Ms Sparks is a senior lawyer and board director and Mr Steadman is a retired prep school headmaster and a Vice…

A visit to the past for Year 6

9th January 2023

Lincolnsfield Children’s Centre. History came alive for Year 6 on Wednesday 12th October when they visited the Lincolnsfield Children’s Centre and took a trip back in time to World War II.  They experienced the life of an evacuee during the lifetime of their grandparents and great-grandparents, learning about ration cards, predecimal coinage, touring a 1940s…

Be Spirited Day

6th January 2023

A day of reflection and activity. Year 1 – Year 6 held their ‘Be Spirited’ retreat on Wednesday 14th September.  Beginning with writing prayers for Queen Elizabeth II, a time to reflect on her life and say thank you for her 70 years of service, the children then went on to spend the day focussing…

Liturgies for Queen Elizabeth II

6th January 2023

A Commemoration. We marked the death of our late Queen, Elizabeth II, by holding liturgies at St Augustine’s Priory.  At both, the first for the Seniors and the second for the Preps, the Chapel was packed with pupils and staff.  The Priory Sixth led the liturgies and they began with beautiful singing from our Chamber…

The Relics of St Bernadette of Lourdes

6th January 2023

A privileged visit. This September and October, the relics of St Bernadette of Lourdes travelled from the Upper Basilica in Lourdes to visit every Diocese in the UK.  On Tuesday 6th September a group of our Community and Faith Life Prefects, accompanied by Mrs McDermott, Head of Faith Life, and Miss Johnson, were privileged to…

Sports Awards evening

18th August 2022

A welcome return to a superlative event. Bearing in mind the glorious summer of sport we have enjoyed, from the victory of the Lionesses to the Commonwealth Games and now the European Athletics Championships and the European Swimming Championships, it was wonderful to be able to welcome the return of our Sports Awards evening on…

Wonderful Weddings

22nd July 2022

Celebrations in the Chapel. Since the end of the Summer Term we have been delighted to celebrate not one, but two weddings of past pupils in our Chapel.  On the first weekend of the Summer holidays, Rozzy married Jake and on the following weekend, Olivia married Jonah. Both weddings were beautiful and joyous occasions filled…

Breeding a Therapy Sheep

12th July 2022

Our pet lamb. We didn’t start out with the idea of breeding a therapy sheep, it just seemed to happen!  When our lambs were born this Spring, one of them was unfortunately rejected by his mother. So the Farm Managers, under the guidance of Mr Raffray, decided to hand rear the lamb. Bottle-feeding a new…

Independent Schools of the Year 2022 awards

7th July 2022

St Augustine’s Priory shortlisted. We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories in the Independent School Parent magazine’s Independent Schools of the Year 2022; for ‘Student Wellbeing’ and also ‘Rising Star of the Year’. As the ISOTY website states, the purpose of the awards is to, ‘highlight the excellence of…

GSA Creative Writing competition

7th July 2022

Great success! The Creative Writing Club is thrilled to announce that Tamara and Milly, both in Upper IV have achieved great success in the Girls’ Schools Association Creative writing competition.   In the KS3 category Tamara’s poem has been awarded runner-up position and Milly’s poem has been highly commended. Congratulations to both! Mrs King, English Department,…


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