17 August 2017
One Upper Sixth Form student celebrating A level results at Prior’s Field has already come a long way in life. 18 year old Precious says, ‘I joined Prior’s Field at 11 by accident really. I was at an inner-city London primary and googled boarding schools near the capital.’
Supported by a Prior’s Field Foundation Award – for girls who stand to gain the most, but require 100% financial assistance – Precious joined the Godalming GSA school for girls as a full boarder. She says, ‘I felt known from the word go. I credit so much of who I am to the Prior’s Field Foundation, without which I would not have come here or had this experience.’
With History, Religious Studies and – her huge passion – Drama A levels now successfully under her belt, Precious is heading to Kent University to study Theology. ‘Ultimately, I would like to work in the charity sector, with the UN or in the field of Human Rights for instance… My life plan is to give back to the Prior’s Field Foundation, which allowed me to come here.’
Fellow Prior’s Field full boarder, friend and former Head Girl Georgie is also celebrating fantastic results in Biology, Chemistry and Art – and an EPQ on potential causes and future treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease – that will enable her to take up a place at Exeter University to study Biological Sciences. As Head Girl, Georgie has welcomed visiting speakers such as Kate Adie OBE, spearheaded RAG fundraising events for school charities such as Great Ormond Street Hospital and volunteered in Costa Rica for the charity ‘Homes of Hope’, where she helped to build a house for a family in desperate need.
Prior’s Field Head, Tracy Kirnig comments, ‘Happy, fulfilled young people do well and each year our students achieve excellent examination results. They leave Prior’s Field as well balanced, rounded individuals with a healthy outlook on life and a determination to make a positive difference to the world they will help to shape.’ The majority of Prior’s Field’s 2017 leavers are heading to their first choice university, to study degree subjects from Fine Art to Neuroscience, reflecting the diversity of their interests and ambitions.