On May 24th Priory School’s new Mayfield building was officially opened in glorious sunshine in a star studded ceremony where Karen Armstrong OBE, James Brown UB40 and Preet Gill MP officially opened the building. The contemporary building houses six new Preparatory classrooms and marks the initial stage of a five-year development programme taking the school from its strong Catholic heritage to modernity.

The next phase incorporates a high tech science block which will make Priory School the undisputed home of Science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Birmingham, placing it at the forefront of academic developments in this field.

Further expansion will see a modern sports centre and gymnasium, an innovative design technology suite, and senior school classrooms, all of which will enhance the facilities providing a nurturing and revolutionary learning environment for our students from six months to eighteen years.


  • 1. “Mayfield” (completed in 2018)
  • 2. Proposed Science Block
  • 3. Extension to existing Assembly Hall
  • 4. Proposed Community Sports Hall
  • 5. Conversion of existing Sports Hall to DT Teaching Block
  • 6. Proposed Dining Hall
  • 7. Existing dining hall and kitchen converted into Early Years Classrooms

Organised by the Friends of Priory, the event saw technological demonstrations of high tech drones, a display of multimillion pound supercars in addition to high tea and picnics in our rolling grounds.

Priory School is a historic building boasting fourteen acres of rolling parkland and Elizabethan gardens designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown; all within a stone’s throw of central Birmingham. The building is a grade II listed and has been a former girl’s convent school and a school for the sons of naval officers. It effortlessly combines historical elegance with a contemporary and revolutionary approach to education in a ‘though school’ setting.