We are excited to announce the launch of a new range of fascinating, challenging and inspiring masterclasses for September. More details will follow, but for now you can take a look at some of the intriguing titles that will be on offer..

Sarah Graham

& Helen Lowe

Jon Finch

Wendy Winnard

Christian Oliver

Colin Whittaker

& Paul Mackinnon

Richard Chapman

Katie Jones

Mark Fraser

Carol Pettinger Harte

Bill Cooke

Alistair Thompson

Katie Radford

Celia Burns

Ian Hughes

Jenny George

Oliver Lister

Chris Lee

Mark Salmon

George Contos

Rachel Williamson

& Tom Heaton

All the world’s a stage : preparing for Dance & Drama school auditions

Understanding Maths Oddities

Science and Ethics

The Legal Life: ( Pathways to a career in Law)


Officer Entry


Sign Language

Media in the online age

Marvellous manuscripts


Pop the question: Art and Popular Culture

Prevention is better than the cure: the use of technology to develop healthy lifestyles

Foreign Language Film Club (especially but not exclusively German )

The Moral Maze – How to debate effectively

Political Theory: why should we vote?

Horrible Histories

History: the witch trials – the truth about the ducking stool.

Model United Nations – how to deal with the Trump Juggernaut

The Chimp Experiment:  do we really know what’s happening in the world?


Creating Virtual Worlds

ENIRICHMENT at Priestley means: Travel. Performance. Excitement. Achievement. Creativity and much, much more.

You can travel the UK and the world through all the added extras Priestley has to offer including residentials in Washington, New York, Paris and London.

Last year alone, more than 1,200 students took part in 29 residentials – including eight overseas.

Whether you are a budding scientist, aspiring actor or actress, doctor or writer there is something to enrich your college experience beyond the classroom.

Not only that, they will give you valuable experience that will put you ahead of your peers when it comes to university places and employment.

You can pursue the Duke of Edinburgh Award, escape on a creative writing retreat or take part in a Pre Medical course designed to prepare you for work in the profession.

The Graduate prepares you for applying for places at Russell Group universities and if you are looking to become an engineer you may want to test your skills with our model aeroplane team.

For more details – or to suggest other enrichment activities you would like to see at Priestley – email Mark Edgington at


Enrichment opportunities available at Priestley include:

Art Foundation Workshop

Art Workshop


Barclays Technical Innovation


Beginners’ German


CHAOS All Male Theatre

ASDAN Pre-Teaching Award

Computer Games Workshop

Creative Writing


Drum Lessons

Duke of Edinburgh

Engineering Education Scheme

First Aid


French Conversation


German Conversation

Graphic Design Workshop

Guitar Lessons

History Society

Jazz Club


Ladies Football

Life Drawing

Maths For Physics