Priory School (Lewes) data

Priory School is located in Lewes and falls under the local authority of East Sussex. This mixed-sex secondary school has 1,127 pupils, with a capacity of 1,160, aged from eleven up to sixteen, and the type of establishment is foundation school. The school has 77 teachers with each teacher on average earning the full-time equivalent of £38,525. The most recend Ofsted inspection was 9th May 2018 resulting in an good rating.


Priory School contact details

AddressPriory School
Mountfield Road
East Sussex
HeadteacherMr Tony Smith

About Priory School

Phase of EducationSecondary
Type of EstablishmentFoundation school
Admissions PolicyNon-selective
Statutory Low Age11
Statutory High Age16
BoardersNo boarders
Official Sixth FormDoes not have a sixth form
Religious CharacterDoes not apply
DioceseNot applicable
Special ClassesNo Special Classes


Census Date21st January 2021
School Capacity1,160
Number of Pupils1,12797% capacity
Number of Boys60053%
Number of Girls52747%
Free School Meals (%)14.5%

Where is Priory School?

Street AddressMountfield Road
CountyEast Sussex
PostcodeBN7 2XN
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Priory School on a map

Priory School map (BN7 2XN) - OS VectorMap District (Ordnance Survey)

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Ofsted Last Inspection9th May 2018
Ofsted RatingGood
Ofsted Special MeasuresNot applicable

Teachers at Priory School

Total Number of Teachers77
Total Number of Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent)68.3
Total Number of Teaching Assistants24
Total Number of Teaching Assistants (Full-Time Equivalent)17.9
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff37
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff (Full-Time Equivalent)30.9
Pupil:Teacher Ratio16.9
Mean Gross Full-Time Equivalent Salary of All Teachers£38,525

Priory School administrative data

Establishment NamePriory School
Establishment Number4047
Unique Reference Number114598
Local AuthorityEast Sussex
Local Authority Code845
Previous Local AuthorityPre LGR (1997) East Sussex
Previous Local Authority Code914
Government Statistical Service Local Authority CodeE10000011
Government Office RegionSouth East
District CodeE07000063
WardLewes Priory
Parliamentary ConstituencyLewes
Urban/Rural Description(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Middle Super Output AreaLewes 005
Lower Super Output AreaLewes 005A

Priory School history

Establishment StatusOpen
Last Changed Date26th January 2022
Reason Establishment OpenedNot applicable
Reason Establishment ClosedNot applicable

Pupil Referral Unit

Teenage MothersNot applicable
Child Care FacilitiesNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision in Primary Care UnitNot applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Provides for Educational and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)Not applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Offers Tuition by Another ProviderNot applicable

Special Educational Needs

Section 41 ApprovedNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Priority 1HI - Hearing Impairment
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Priority 2ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder


Trust flagSupported by a trust
TrustThe Lewes Co-operative Learning Partnership
School Sponsor flagNot applicable


Federation flagNot under a federation

Further Education/Higher Education

UK Provider Reference Number10017805
Further Education TypeNot applicable

Priory School geodata


Nearest schools to Priory School

SchoolPhase of EducationDistance
Southover CofE Primary School
Potters Lane, Lewes, BN7 1JP
Western Road Community Primary School
Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1JB
Lewes Old Grammar School
140 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XS
Not applicable887m
St Pancras Catholic Primary School
De Montfort Road, Lewes, BN7 1SR
South Malling CofE Primary and Nursery School
Church Lane, Lewes, BN7 2HS
Wallands Community Primary and Nursery School
Gundreda Road, Lewes, BN7 1PU
Owlswick School
Newhaven Road, Kingston, Lewes, BN7 3NF
Not applicable2.3km
Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary School
Wellgreen Lane, Kingston, Lewes, BN7 3NR
Northease Manor School
Rodmell, Lewes, BN7 3EY
Not applicable3.3km
Hamsey Community Primary School
Cooksbridge, Lewes, BN8 4SJ