First Priory headteacher sees progress on £2.5m science centre

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 August 2017

Jane McBride and Arthur Spencer at Priory Community School.

Jane McBride and Arthur Spencer at Priory Community School.


The first headteacher at a Worle secondary school has been to see the progress being made on its £2.5million science centre which will be named after him.

Priory Community School, in Queensway, is opening its new science building in September, named after World War Two pilot Arthur Spencer.

As well as 12 science labs and two computer suites, the block will house a hi-tech plant centre, which will be the first of its kind in a UK school.

The hydroponic system, removes soil from the growing process so the plants grow bigger and reach maturity more quickly. The same technique is used on voyages in space.

Neville Coles, executive principal of the Priory Learning Trust, which runs the school, said: “This £2.5million science centre will enable us to further deliver exceptional science lessons for thousands of students in the years to come.

“The icing on the cake is the hydroponic centre.”

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