A Welcome from the Principal

I am very proud that Priory School maintains a family atmosphere throughout where students feel safe, secure and can thrive in all areas. It continues to focus, as it has done since its foundation, on the development of each individual student, building on the solid foundation of its independence, its small class sizes, its pastoral flexibility, and its sound academic results.


teaching class size


Built by
Queen Victoria
to the design
of Prince Albert


100% Pass rate for GCSEs in 2023


100% pass rate for A Levels in 2023

School Fees

Year R/1/2


£2150per term
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    Year 3 to Year 6


    £2410per term
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      Senior School


      £2820per term
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        Sixth Form


        £3500per term
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          School Life

          Our school is made up of Infants, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form.
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          Reception, Year 1 & Year 2

          Junior School

          Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6

          Senior School

          Year 7 - Year 11

          Sixth Form

          Year 12 & Year 13

          A Typical Day

          The school day starts from 8.30am and finishes at 4pm.

          Morning registration starts at 8.30am and students will need to use this time to prepare themselves for the day ahead and be marked in the register. Please note that if your child(ren) is not in their form room during this time then they will be marked late/absent.

          Lessons begin at 8.40am and run in 40 minute blocks throughout the day. Most lessons will be a double lasting for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

          At 10am there is a 20 minute break time for the whole school.

          At 11.40am there are various activities running throughout the week, including a whole school assembly, our ‘Tuesday Talks’ and a designated silent reading session for the whole school.

          Lunch time starts at 12.15pm every day which is always followed by an afternoon registration at 1.10pm.

          Afternoon lessons begin at 1.15pm.

          The last lesson ends at 3.55pm allowing for a 5 minute period where students are able to see their form tutors, ask questions beforing the school day ends at 4pm.

          About Us

          Priory School is an independent co-educational day school for boys and girls from 4-18 years, founded in 1993, and, although non-denominational, is run with a distinct Christian ethos. It welcomes children of all faiths and none and has among its pupil body Christian, Jewish, and Muslim pupils as well as those of other faiths and beliefs.

          The aim of Priory School is to offer a first-class education at an affordable cost in a well-structured and clearly run environment in order to become the school of choice for parents and pupils on the Isle of Wight.

          The School was blessed on Monday October 8th 2012 by the chaplain Rev Alan Swanborough in the presence, and with the assistance, of other representatives of the Christian Church and of the island mosque and others.
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          ISI Report 2023

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          Staff List

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          Term Dates

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          Our News

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          Poland Trip 2024

          Thu 8 to Tue 13 February 2024

          Exploring Poland's history & culture

          L'Oreal Trip

          Friday 23 February 2024

          Science in action. Great fun!

          World Book Day

          Thursday 7 March 2024

          Books, cakes and costumes!


          Priory School
          first opened


          Our Sixth Form
          first opened


          Princess Beatrice
          visited the school


          Fully compliant

          Contact Us

          We can be found on the main road through to East Cowes

          For more information or to book a tour, please contact us using the details below:

            Address: Beatrice Avenue, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, PO32 6LP
            Phone: 01983 861222

          Bursar & Proprietor

          Edmund Matyjaszek

          Mr Matyjaszek can be contacted be contacted during term-time and holidays
          via bursar@psiow.com or 07860 756127