Drama students lead the way

TWO Drama students who honed their craft at Priestley College have gone on to perform an impressive double act on a professional stage. Jess Meade directed actress Emily Meechan in a production of ‘Build A Rocket’ at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool five years after they finished their A-Levels. The duo had only ever performed […]

National showcases for our artists

We are extremely proud to say that work by members of Priestley’s talented Art & Design cohort has been selected for two national online galleries. You can find out more about their incredible achievement in securing positions in the SFCA exhibition and the Origins Creatives showcase below. Read on to also discover how their work […]

Global honour for Priestley duo

TWO students from Priestley College have been honoured for outstanding achievements in a competition that recognises talent across the world. Sophie Nunn and Khalisah Ali received bronze certificates in the Science Learner of the Year category of the global BTEC Awards. Priestley Principal James Gresty said: “Sophie and Khalisah should be so proud of what […]

The show goes on

IT was the show that almost never was. In the end, however, Musical Theatre students at Priestley were able to bring down the curtain on their time at college with a live performance in front of their families. For both students and their tutors, it was an emotional moment as they took to the stage […]

Success for Priestley chemists

Priestley’s chemists recently took part in several competitions testing themselves against peers from across the country. 30 AS students took part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge on June 26th and this is how they did.   Silver (19%  AS students in the UK sat 90 minute exam and got silver) Barney Khan Shauna Rice Tailun […]

A show to remember

TALENTED young performers took their show on the road to entertain some primary school children. Priestley College’s Musical Theatre cohort performed ‘100 Acre Wood’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ at Bexton Primary School in Knutsford. “It was a first trip out for us since 2019 and our first time in front of a live audience […]

National award for Priestley teachers

STAFF from Priestley College have won a national award recognising how they were able to maintain standards of education during the pandemic. The Sixth Form College’s Association Awards celebrate outstanding practice across the country and Priestley was successful in the ‘Covid Above and Beyond’ category. Sarah Graham, Assistant Principal for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, oversaw […]

Stage is set for a bright future

AN ASPIRING actress is heading to a drama school that has been producing stars of stage, TV, film and radio for more than half a century. Jenna Smith, who studies Drama, Dance and PE at Priestley College, has chosen to study at East 15 Acting School in London after also receiving an offer from the […]

Puppet masters put on a show

PRODUCTION Arts students turned puppet masters as part of their course this year. They were asked to create their own puppets and put on a show as part of their BTEC. “It was a great challenge as normally they would be behind the scenes, but in this task their puppets got to take centre stage,” […]

Celebration of Science

PRIESTLEY students used British Science Week to share their love for their subjects with a younger generation. Three students teamed up with Latch ford Big Local Partnership and Groundwork to provide a virtual science festival for children in the local community. Ryan Whalley, who studies A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology, said the trio […]