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Jun 21, 2023

alex junior

mold everywhere, unclean, and overall horrible place. you’d get sick in a few days from the grime of this place. toilets leak all the time having to stand in toilet water, cameras everywhere watching your every move. teachers are genuinely rude and need actual training. teacher also stole someone’s speaker, took it away for a “random stop and search” and never gave it back

just don’t go here
Jun 12, 2023

Almost killed my daughter

My daughter suffered anxiety so severely at this school that she was vomiting on a daily basis. Even then they ignored concerns and continued to punish for attendance.
There is no pastoral care and no mental health awareness. They are more than happy to expel students who are in any way different, experiencing mental health issues or not getting the grades they want for their ofsted report.
They do not care at all and do not treat students like human beings.
Do NOT send your child to this school.
Former Student
Jun 15, 2022

They make this school look better than it is

maybe an OK-ish school if the student never has any mental health problems or needs any extra support ever. they swept every issue under the carpet when I was struggling and I never met the SENCO. they care more about if you wear a small necklace and want to wear a coat in an outdoor PE lesson in January weather
the medical care is awful, they might tell you to drink some water and see how you feel in 10 minutes at best
constant ableism and transphobia from the students (and some teachers) and nobody would anything about it apart from maybe a 15 minute assembly in the morning that nobody paid any attention to
the classrooms are either stuffy or freezing cold
the maths department is especially bad. most of the maths teachers don’t know how to keep a class under control and they spend about half an hour on the starter question

it does have a good art and DT department, and a nice library

in conclusion I would never recommend the school overall
Jun 8, 2022

bad school

bad school, if i could rate it 0 i would. the teachers don’t care about you they only care about the uniform, someone tried to commit in school because how bad it is
May 13, 2022

Avoid if possible

Just withdrew our child from the school . Has a terrible culture from the top down or permissiveness to violence - our child was assaulted physically on 3 occasions in one year nothing was done. Verbal bullying goes unchecked . A culture of misogyny and sweeping any issues under the carpet pervade this school . Teaching is inadequate - especially in certain departments. Little interest is shown in the students by many teacher- unfortunately the culture from the top down needs a radical overhaul but that will take different leadership and many years to establish .
Former Student
Nov 5, 2021

Priory School, Lewes

I’ve had an okay experience here. Many rules unneeded but it is an okay school, I got what I needed.
Oct 17, 2021

Happy when being pejorative to others

A head that is too important to respond to your morning greetings. A mad ranting and raving, bespectacled PE teacher that is upset because he did not get his promotion and will shout at you infront of students because you did not know about a bell that sounds once a month! Unqualified support staff belittle you to the students in front of your very eyes and play the old denigrate to elevate game unfettered. Departmental members who use low level bullying tactics such as making loud and perogative remarks destined for yours ears to outsiders and then regard themselves as a happy dept! Yes, Gandalf you know who you are! Co-colleagues backing the manipulative accusations of highly strung teens and their parents. Year 9s and above gang up on their teachers with senior mgnt nowhere to be seen.This is a school low on professionalism, collegiality and a very poor grip on behaviour. A sniffy establishment that I would not return to even if you quintrupled my pay. The good vibes end beyond the wonderful reception staff.
Sep 19, 2021

Do not come here

The school cares more about is you are wearing jewellery and incorrect uniform than mental health and actually teaching.
Aug 11, 2021


School has no interest in the well-being of the children. Safeguarding is shocking. The head is arrogant and a nasty piece of work.
Jul 8, 2021

terrible school

ruined my mental health, uniform is uncomfortable, teachers are unhelpful and i taught myself most of what i know. would never send my kids here in future
Former Student
Jun 21, 2021


When I joined in 2015, Priory was a good school. There were a large amount of great teachers who actually enjoyed what they were doing, the uniform was smart and comfy(as comfy as uniform can be) and I overall enjoyed myself. However as the years went by, the school lost the majority of its good teachers, the uniform situation (trousers) was a mess (the changing of policies etc) and the staff cared more about what we wore than our education. I’m very glad to have left and would not recommend unfortunately.
Mar 28, 2021

would not come here if I were you

this school claims that they care about any form of discrimination and say they take it very seriously. however, in my experience of reporting homophobia and transphobic nothing has been done. over all a bad experience; would not recommend.
Jan 2, 2021

Do not come here if you can help it

Very few teachers can teach their subject. The maths department is particularly bad. The head teacher cares more about uniform than anything else and you can’t wear jumpers in winter, even when it’s negative temperatures outside. Do not recommend.
Former Student
Dec 25, 2020

Disgusting. Came out with ptsd.

tw// I was bullied so bad I dropped out, a teacher once told me to stop reporting sexual harassment because my time in the office writing reports made me miss too much class time. The whole ordeal gave me severe anxiety, depression and ptsd, and I tried to end my life.
Oct 20, 2020

Send your kids somewhere else, this is a warning

Out of any school I have ever attended, none have come close this Orwelian, authoritarian, hypocritical excuse of a secondary school.

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