Values and Ethos

Dear Parent/Carer,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to Priory Lower School. We are very proud of our school. We are a thriving multicultural school in the centre of Bedford. The school has developed a caring and secure environment in which children learn to become members of the “family of Priory”. The school staff are hard working and dedicated. They are enthusiastic about making learning fun whilst every child is recognised as an individual and as such each child is valued and encouraged to develop to their full potential. The school has been accredited as a Healthy School and we have achieved the Basic Skills Mark.

At Priory Lower School we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all of our pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Whilst mindful of our multi-cultural society we also advocate British Values and reinforce what being British means in terms of our history, culture and way of life.

The information in these pages will tell you more about our school. You are welcome to come and visit us. Please ring or pop in to make an appointment. I look forward to meeting you and showing you around the school.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Youngman



Vision Statement

The mission of Priory Lower School is to work in partnership with the community and to help all the pupils achieve their full potential- academically, physically, socially and emotionally. We foster a life long love of learning, develop an understanding of making healthy lifestyle choices and encourage pupils to develop as young citizens.

We believe all pupils have potential – expect success.