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A-Level Results 2022

The young people who sat their A Level and vocational exams this summer must be congratulated for their determination to succeed in the face of huge disruption to their education. This cohort of students were unable to sit their GCSE Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (20/07/22)

Dear Parent / Carer Leading a school has challenges like any organisation, which makes coming to work varied and interesting. It’s never boring. This academic year has seen the return to near normality, although spikes in COVID along the way Read More …

Early Closure Tuesday 19th July

Dear Parent / Carer Due to the increased temperatures predicted for tomorrow, we have made the decision to close the school at 12.40pm that day. This will allow the students to return home prior to the very high temperatures expected in Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (19/04/22)

Dear Parents / Carers Welcome to the start of the summer term and I hope that you were able to enjoy the Easter holidays. I am not sure where the last term went, but this particular half term is the Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (21/03/22)

Dear Parent / Carer Over the last couple of weeks we have experienced a steady increase in the number of COVID cases in our student and staff bodies. Today we have reached 16 members of staff absent with COVID, which Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (04/02/22)

Dear Parent / Carer COVID‐19 Update This letter is to inform you that we are seeing COVID‐19 levels rise in the school. The number of cases is particularly high in Key Stage 3, which seems to reflect the picture across Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (14/01/22)

Dear Parent / Carer Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19 From Monday 17th January, students who are self-isolating with COVID-19 can return to school after 5 full days if they test negative on both Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (04/01/22)

Dear Parent / Carer I hope you have been able to enjoy the festive season and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. To some extent it feels rather like déjà vu as Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (13/12/21)

Dear Parent / Carer I am not sure where this term has gone. I always view the autumn term as the backbone of the academic year, and the amount of learning and opportunities that happen never fails to amaze me Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (10/12/21)

Dear Parents / Carers This is just a short communication to give you a quick update on our current situation with regards to COVID. A more detailed end of term letter will be coming out on Monday. Over the last Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (05/11/21)

Dear Parents / Carers I hope that you had a good half term and that families were able to enjoy quality time together. As we reach the end of the first week of November there are a number of key Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (22/10/21)

Dear Parent / Carer This half term has flown by and to a large extent has been a ‘normal’ school half term. We constantly have one eye on the COVID infection rates and to date we have only had a Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (04/10/21)

Dear Parent / Carer COVID vaccinations Monday 4th October I would like to thank the many parents who contacted the school on Friday afternoon and over the weekend regarding the actions of the anti-vaccination protestors; your support is much appreciated. Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (01/10/21)

Dear Parent / Carer Anti-vaccine protestors As many of you will be aware, this afternoon we had a group of anti-vaccine protestors outside the school site and along the road to the BP garage. Myself and members of my leadership Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (29/09/21)

Dear Parent / Carer Following my numerous communications last year you may remember that I sit on a number of COVID- and vaccine-related steering groups. This is rather ironic because I am not a great fan of meetings, but it Read More …

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Dear Parent / Carer Covid-19 vaccinations Many of you will be aware that following the advice of the Chief Medical Officers for the UK, the Government has agreed to roll out a Covid-19 vaccination programme for young people aged 12 Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (14/09/21)

Dear Parent / Carer School life at the moment is back to normal, but we must continue to keep our minds open to the possibility of restrictions as we move into the winter months. The topic of vaccinating all children Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (02/09/21)

Dear Parent / Carer I hope that you have had a pleasant summer and been able to meet up with friends and family. We are all looking forward to welcoming our students back for what I hope will be more Read More …

Letter From Mrs Hibbert (09/08/21)

Letter From Mrs Hibbert Y11 & Y13 Results Letter August 2021

Letter from Mr Edwards (21/07/21)

Dear Parent / Carer This morning I was informed that we had a positive COVID-19 case in the Café team. As a result of this, the whole of the Café team are having to self-isolate. We have been able to Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (16/07/21)

Dear Parent / Carer I am not sure how one can reflect on the ‘roller coaster’ of a year that we have all had without having time to do so. I hope the upcoming summer holidays will give families time Read More …

TPS Student Wins Prestigious Music Award at the 2021 BTEC Awards

Outstanding learners, tutors, teachers, colleges and schools saw their achievements recognised today in the 11th annual BTEC awards ceremony, held online for the second year running due to coronavirus. The ceremony was co-hosted by presenter of the United View, YouTube influencer and Read More …

School Fully Open – Wednesday 30th June

Dear Parents / Carers School Fully Open – Wednesday 30th June I am pleased to say that we will be fully reopening the school tomorrow. After some challenges over the last couple of days, we have been able to successfully Read More …

Partial closure of the school – Tuesday 29th June

Dear Parents / Carers Partial closure of the school – Tuesday 29th June Following on from my letter yesterday, we still find ourselves in the same position regarding staff having to self-isolate. Today I have been putting together an argument Read More …

Partial closure of the school – Monday 28th June

Dear Parent / Carer Partial closure of the school – Monday 28th June Firstly, I wish to apologise for the inconvenience that a partial closure of the school will cause for families tomorrow. I am asking Year 9, Year 10 Read More …

The Priory School Statutory Notice

Following is a link to the statutory notice for the proposal to open a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) at The Priory School from September 2022: The Priory School Statutory Notice (PDF)

Arriva Bus Information April 2021

We have been informed by Arriva that from 12th April they will be ramping services back up to meet demand, which will result in some minor changes to school journeys. Please follow the link below to a document outlining details Read More …

TPS Update 26/03/2021

Dear Parents / Carers This has been a hugely demanding and challenging term for all members of the school community. We should all take a good hard look in the mirror, ignoring the unusual hair styles, and congratulate ourselves. Across Read More …

Arriva Bus Information

Following are links to two documents providing bus information from Arriva: General letter from Arriva regarding bus services; and Hertfordshire-specific bus information    

Return to School Arrangements

Dear Parents / Carers / Students, This letter is to confirm a few arrangements for return to school next week. Please read it carefully. Return to School Days Please refer to the letter from Mr Edwards from last Friday detailing Read More …

Covid Testing Programme

Dear Parents, Carers and Students, This letter is aiming to give you some information about the covid testing programme that we have been running in school and aim to use with as many students as possible on their return to Read More …

TPS Update 26/02/2021

Dear Parent / Carer Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcements on Monday and the ‘tweaking’ for clarification that always follows, we now have a clear picture of what the timetable for fully re-opening The Priory School looks like. ‘Covid-19 Read More …

TPS Update 12/02/21

Dear Parent / Carer The last six weeks have been a bit of a blur at times, with days morphing into each other. However, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. When the physicist Amory Lovins was Read More …

Assessing Our Year 13s

5th February 2021 Dear Parent / Carer Following on from my letter dated 1st February I am writing with more detail about the planned roadmap we have put together about gathering student assessment information in preparation for submitting school-assessed grades Read More …

Assessing Our Year 11s

5th February 2021 Dear Parent / Carer Following on from my letter dated 1st February I am writing with more detail about the planned roadmap we have put together about gathering student assessment information in preparation for submitting school-assessed grades Read More …

TPS Update 02/02/2021

Dear Parent / Carer January is often seen as a challenging month and it has definitely been that this year. However, as we enter February there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. The national vaccination programme Read More …

Assessing Our Year 11 and Year 13 Students

Dear Parent / Carer This is a ‘touch base’ letter to outline where the school is at in our preparation for assessing our Year 11 and Year 13 students. The Prime Minister has announced that Monday 8th March is the Read More …

Update for Parents/Carers of Year 11 & Year 13 Students

Dear Parent / Carer Following on from my letter dated 15th January, Ofqual has published its proposal on what assessment would look like for A-level, GCSE and Vocational qualifications. The details can be found here: How 2021 could look for Read More …

TPS Health & Safety Guide for Working from Home

Following is a link to our Health & Safety Guide for Working from Home: TPS HS Guide.docx

Letter from Hertfordshire County Council to Parents/Carers

Following is a link to a letter from Hertfordshire County Council to parents/carers: Letter from HCC

TPS Update 15/01/2021

Dear Parents / Carers I hope that you are well and keeping safe during these challenging times. Having read the article this week in The Comet about the pressures our local NHS staff are working under at the Lister Hospital, Read More …

TPS Update 05/01/2021

Dear Parents / Carers Following on from last night’s announcement, I am writing with a short update to complement the information I sent out in my last letter dated 31st December. ‘There are decades where nothing happens, and there are Read More …

Consultation on Proposal to Open a ‘Specialist Resource Provision’ at The Priory School

Hertfordshire County Council are consulting on a proposal to open a Specialist Resource Provision for children with social communication difficulties, including autism at The Priory School (a foundation school) from September 2022. Following is a link to a pdf of Read More …

TPS Update 31/12/2020

Dear Parents / Carers I hope that despite the current restrictions we are all living under you have been able to enjoy quality time with your family over the Christmas period. The news yesterday about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being approved Read More …

TPS Update 18/12/2020

Dear Parents / Carers Many of you will have seen the announcements from the Department for Education (DfE) about next term regarding mass testing and a staggered start to the first week back. Much has been made in the press Read More …

TPS Update 07/12/2020

Dear Parent / Carer As we enter the last full week of this term I would like to thank you for all the support you have given the school. In these unprecedented times where we all face challenges, the strength Read More …

TPS Update 19/11/2020

Dear Parent / Carer This is just a quick update ahead of the long weekend. We are looking forward to welcoming our 6th Form back on Tuesday 24th November after their ‘circuit break’. The feedback I have had from parents Read More …

TPS Update 17/11/2020

Dear Parent / Carer COVID Update Over the weekend and the last 24 hours we have had additional COVID cases reported to the school. We have had three cases reported in Year 11 and one in Year 10. As a Read More …

TPS Update 13/11/2020

Dear Parent / Carer This has definitely been a week of challenges for the school. Firstly, I would like to say thank you to those parents who have taken time to write in expressing their thanks and support for what Read More …

TPS Update 11/11/20

Dear Parent / Carer I am writing to update you on the current situation the school is in with regards to positive COIVD tests. There has been an increase in the amount of positive COVID tests in the wider community, Read More …