Head’s Welcome

A very warm welcome and thank you for your interest in our school where young people flourish, supported by a framework of inclusive values, permeating everything that we do.

So what makes Priory such a wonderful place in which to grow up and learn?

Our resolute success and culture of aspiration begins with excellent standards of teaching and learning delivered within small classes and developed to meet the needs of the individual. It is enhanced by the quality of relationships between all members of the school community, built on honesty and respect and supported by a diverse and tailored curriculum to challenge and inspire.

Our trailblazing ‘through school approach’ offering a seamless educational experience from six months to eighteen years providing our pupils with a strong sense of belonging and stability, and an opportunity to grow into responsible and successful young people fully equipped for life after school.

Beyond the classroom, an incredibly diverse range of opportunities ensures each young person can excel spiritually, artistically, culturally and in sport. We are a centre of sporting excellence, ensuring that students who compete at regional and national level in their chosen disciplines are also supported academically.

You are cordially invited to come along and see how your son or daughter will benefit from a Priory education. You will absorb our friendly, multicultural, family atmosphere that is a special feature of our school.

Come and confirm for yourself that Priory gives you the ‘edge’ in Edgbaston and beyond!

Mr. Jonathan Cramb
BA Hons, PGCE, Master of Education

Our Heritage

Priory School has been providing children with an exceptional education for over 80 years. Set in fantastic grounds with over 14 acres of beautiful gardens and playing fields, our pupils have a unique opportunity to be educated in a truly historical and inspirational setting.

Mission Statement

Priory School is a thriving, co-educational independent school founded upon a rich Catholic heritage which welcomes those from all faiths and none. In partnership with parents and guardians we provide a nurturing, family-based ethos, alongside high standards of teaching and learning, enabling all pupils to achieve their potential.

We embrace diversity and interfaith understanding alongside awareness of environmental and global issues, in response to the needs of our time.

  • To promote a safe, family orientated community based upon the values of Cornelia Connelly the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and derived from our rich Catholic Heritage
  • To achieve academic success through high standards of teaching and learning
  • To actively promote and celebrate intercultural multifaith understanding, inclusivity and genuine care and empathy for all community members
  • To respond to the wants of the age through an understanding of environmental and global issues
  • To encourage physical fitness and healthy lifestyles including effective use of the outdoor environment
  • To applaud determination, tenacity, resilience, commitment and effort
  • To encourage personal initiative, self-discipline, and responsibility
  • To encourage students to act and make judgements in a fair-minded, balanced and sensitive way
  • To value each student for their unique talents, abilities and qualities assisting them to achieve their potential
  • To work collaboratively with parents and guardians ensuring effective standards of communication


Our son achieved outstanding GCSE results. The only B was in maths which is remarkable in itself given that he has dyscalculia! The staff instil a “can-do” attitude and encourage students to raise their aspirations, empowering pupils to achieve the very best. A huge thank you to all of the staff at Priory School who turned around a young man whose confidence had been battered by his poor 11 plus performance.

Parent, Year 11 Pupil

My son thrives in Mrs Bradley’s and Mrs Wilkes’ class. He absolutely loves going to school and both of these ladies are amazing with the children. I love the creative curriculum and the focus on the child not results attitude of the school.

Parent, Reception Pupil