Meet the Head
Parents frequently ask what is distinctive about Prior’s Field.
Our reply is that we are a school focused on the development of unique individuals. Our small size is a huge advantage in this, but we also have a strong family ethos, wonderful team spirit and big ambitions for our girls. We believe that education is about far more than rank orders, school statistics and that which can be measured. Our commitment is to provide space for individuality, initiative and enterprise to blossom. At Prior’s Field no girl is invisible. Your daughter will be known and valued for who she is. Every girl is different – and we like that. Girls tell us time and again that they love their school, feel at home and are happy. They have great friends. They enjoy unforgettable experiences. They work hard and aim high. They are at ease with themselves and take real delight in surpassing all expectations.
Bringing out the best in young people requires heart, dedication and passion. It takes inspiration and sensitivity. A culture that is fearful, unforgiving of mistakes or unhealthily competitive cannot transform lives. This is why we focus on motivation, self belief and enjoyment. Visitors comment on the buzz and energy of the school. Participation is hugely important to us and staff provide wonderful opportunities beyond the classroom. We are an exciting school with a spirit of adventure!
Value Added Performance
Our girls learn to hold true to themselves, to their work ethic, their friends and their humanity. They learn to see obstacles as exciting challenges and to do things because they’re worth doing. They chase their dreams. Confidence underpins achievement so we encourage the girls to have a go at new things. The self assurance that comes down from discovering a passion, accepting a fresh challenge and enjoying success outside the classroom can lift academic achievement.
Wherever your daughter’s abilities lie, we will nurture her talent and help her to find something at which she can shine. Our flexible approach means plenty of choice. Teaching is tailored to individual needs: we know who needs stretching and who needs support. This means that girls of all ability do exceptionally well with us. Year after year our value-added performance is outstanding and we have an excellent track record of academic results.
Why not visit us? You are most welcome to come along to see us in action at a working Open Morning; full Open Day or an individual tour by arrangement. That way, you can experience the school for yourself and decide if we feel right for your daughter.
Prior’s Field offers a distinctive route to high achievement, but at the centre of our concerns is also the sort of young woman your daughter will become.Head, Tracy Kirnig