Category: Sixth Form

Changing the World

6th January 2023

Travel Scholarship recipients Every year, Year 12 students at St Augustine’s Priory are encouraged to apply for the school’s Travel Scholarship.  This gives pupils the opportunity to change the world. Simran, now in Year 13, takes up the story.  ‘Towards the end of last year, I applied for a Travel Scholarship offered to Year 12…

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…

Upper VI Leavers’ Mass and Progression

6th September 2022

A wonderful evening. September began beautifully with our Upper VI Leavers’ Mass and Progression.  On Thursday 1st September our Summer 2022 Upper VI leavers gathered with their families and staff in the Meadow to mark their leaving St Augustine’s Priory and progressing on to university.  Mass was celebrated by Fr David Reilly and the Mass…

GCSE results at St Augustine’s Priory

26th August 2022

A day to celebrate. Congratulations to all our GCSE candidates who received their results yesterday, Thursday 25th August.  It was wonderful to see our students (together with many family members) who came to school to celebrate with us. Following the excellent A Level results at St Augustine’s Priory last week, the GCSE results achieved by…

A Level results at St Augustine’s Priory

18th August 2022

An exciting day. Congratulations to all our out-going Upper VI who received their A Level results today, Thursday 18th August.  We were delighted to welcome them to St Augustine’s Priory to celebrate with members of staff and family. Mrs Raffray, Headteacher, commented, ‘’We say that our girls will change the world.  This cohort of A…

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…


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