Category: Whole School

Upper V and Lower VI Drama workshop

9th February 2018

Splendid Productions Antigone Workshop. Drama is a wonderfully creative subject and allows pupils the opportunity to take part in some exciting workshops.  Here, Ms Brown, Head of Drama, talks about the Splendid Productions workshop on Antigone, one of the texts studied. ‘On Saturday 27th January, Splendid Productions theatre company director, Kerry Frampton, delivered a workshop on Jean Anouilh’s Antigone to…

Form III explores Beowulf 

9th February 2018

English Literature to the fore. English Literature is full of glorious gems – from Shakespeare to Austen, from Chaucer to Hilary Mantel, books enrich all our lives.  But this term, Form III have explored even deeper. Form III have been studying what is possibly the oldest surviving long poem in Old English:  Beowulf.  Its date…

Priory 6 and the EPQ 

9th February 2018

Presentations on a variety of topics.  Serena Gray, Upper VI, is one of many of our Priory 6 who have decided to take an EPQ.  An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a qualification which students can choose to take and is the equivalent to half an A Level.  This is a long-standing programme at St Augustine’s Priory…

Prep III and Pancakes

8th February 2018

Modern Languages meets Cuisine.  Ms Assemat, Modern Languages Department, has been leading Prep III through the wonders of making pancakes!  She reports: ‘Prep III does not learn French but they thoroughly enjoy discovering languages and other cultures.  As we lead up to Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) and the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday next…

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…

Priory 6 visit the Bank of England Museum

2nd February 2018

Finding out about Finance.  Mrs Macallister accompanied eighteen Business Studies, Economics, Government and Politics and History students from Priory 6 to the Bank of England Museum on Tuesday 30th January. Mrs Macallister continues: ‘The aim of the museum is to provide an insight into the Bank of England’s role in maintaining monetary and financial stability. …

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…

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