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Outstanding academy trust selected to sponsor Priory School – Bohunt Education Trust press release

09/30/2014

On Monday of this week Bohunt Education Trust (BET) was announced as the sponsor for Priory School.  The move comes following consultations with parents, pupils and staff at Priory and means that the Portsmouth school is now set to benefit from BET’s innovative approach to education.

South of England based BET currently runs Bohunt School in Hampshire, which is rated Outstanding in every category by Ofsted, is the Times Educational Supplement’s Overall School of the Year and this year received its best ever GCSE results, with over 87% of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including Maths and English.  BET’s leadership team will now be able to bring this expertise and experience to the Priory School.

Senior leaders from BET have been working with Priory over the last year, providing support to the school as it seeks to drive up standards and improve outcomes for pupils.  This year Priory achieved a 6% rise in pupils achieving the ‘gold standard’ of 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English. Looking to the future Priory’s leadership are exploring the implementation, with the Trust’s support, of proven pioneering teaching methods such as Challenge Based Learning, immersion language teaching and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) lessons.