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Priory Woods

Priory Woods opened in September 2010

Priory woods

Priory Woods and Ormesby Schools commitment to working together has resulted in an innovative new build school with shared facilities that opened in September 2010.

Priory Wood's education vision is: To enable all students to reach their full potential in knowledge, understanding and skills against others of the same age nationally and in relation to their capabilities and allows them to work to their capacity through the challenge they receive and the progress they make.

Official opening ceremony

Latest News Ormesby The Duke of Gloucester, who is the Queen's cousin, received a very warm welcome from the pupils from Acklam Grange, Ormesby and Priory Woods Schools. He came to officially open new school buildings which were the first to open under the BSF programme last year.

The Duke was greeted at Ormesby - Priory Woods by Bernadette Knill, headteacher of Priory Woods, and James Ruddock, chair of governors for Ormesby. On his tour of Priory Woods HRH saw Priory Woods pupils using the school's state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool. The pool has become a vital part of the school enabling pupils to gain water confidence, exercise and therapy for those with physical difficulties.

Keen photographer Michael Pearson, 17, a Priory Woods pupil who has attended the school since he was four, took photos of the visit.

To conclude his tour the Duke saw a joint singing performance by Ormesby and Priory Woods pupils before unveiling the plaque. The day was a long time in the planning and it lived up to everyone's expectations as a really happy celebration.

School Information


Bernadette Knill


Expressive Arts

Age range

4 - 19



Opening date

September 2010


Stockwith Close, Netherfields, Middlesbrough, TS3 ORG


01642 770540


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