Category: Senior

A Suffragette at St Augustine’s Priory

7th February 2018

Mother Mary Francis. Marking the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act granting some women the right to vote in 1918 brought back memories of our own suffragette at St Augustine’s Priory. Mother Mary Francis, a strong, hyper-intelligent woman, was a member of the community of Augustinian Canonesses of the Lateran…

Careers’ Talk: Phil Parry

7th February 2018

A life in radio.  Banu Ali, Lower VI, here writes about the visit last week of Phil Parry, BBC Sports Broadcaster, who came to speak to the Priory 6 and Upper V about careers in broadcasting. ‘On 1st February, Phil Parry, BBC Sports Broadcaster, came to give us an informative presentation about how he became…

Our 11+ Scholarships

7th February 2018

An exciting time. This term has seen a hive of activity as Mrs Savic, our Registrar and Marketing Manager, coordinated our Selection Day in January and the assessments for the variety of scholarships we offer at St Augustine’s Priory.  Here she tells us of the process as we select new Augustinians to join us in…

Sky News

2nd February 2018

Mrs Raffray is interviewed.  In her letter today, Mrs Raffray, Headteacher, commented on her appearance on Sky News yesterday on an item concerned with faith schools. ‘I have been talking to the girls about “hot iron” moments – times when you are pressed hard and consequently from which you benefit. I could not have known…

Society of Heads Exhibition 2018

1st February 2018

A look back!  We are delighted to report that the Society of Heads Exhibition 2018 was a tremendous success.  Organised in collaboration with the City of London Freemen’s School and held in the Livery Hall at the Guildhall on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January this brought together a cornucopia of art from schools around…

Lower VI and Upper V theatre visit

30th January 2018

‘Things I Know to be True’ Katrina Richardson, Lower VI, was one of the group of students who went to see ‘Things I Know To Be True’ last week.  Written by playwright Andrew Bovell, this was a Frantic Assembly production.  Frantic Assembly are known for their energetic productions using actors’ bodies in movement designed to…

Lower IV: English and History unite

26th January 2018

A visit to the Foundling Museum. Lower IV have been studying ‘Coram Boy’ by Jamila Gavin, a book set in the eighteenth century which explores the issues around child cruelty and the plight of young parents and their babies born into poverty.  The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established…

Lower V visit the National Theatre

25th January 2018

Pinocchio: GCSE Review. ‘On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean.’  This description of their production of Pinocchio on the National Theatre website summarises the plot of Pinocchio, the story…

Stretch and Challenge (6)

25th January 2018

The Science Behind Allergies. The latest in our Stretch and Challenge series, the programme for Senior girls to explore and research a chosen topic, this week looks at Katie Fung’s presentation, ‘The Science Behind Allergies.’  This Lower V Alpha pupil leads us through some of the many allergies that affect so many people. What is…

Form III Music Scholars

23rd January 2018

Music Matters. Music encourages imagination, creativity, discipline and, as our website states, ‘ Music is a vital part of a complete education, and at St Augustine’s Priory we encourage each girl to develop her musical skills and interests both in the classroom and through partaking in a range of extra-curricular activities’. Dr Higgins, Director of…

ISI Inspection Report 2021

The ISI Inspection Report 2021 has rated St Augustine’s Priory as EXCELLENT in all areas.

“The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent”

Read the full report