Your Guide To


Our Principal James Gresty wanted to share a message ahead of Welcome Day so please watch his video message.

During your Welcome Day you will attend five different sessions including lessons and one about the Pastoral Support that is available at Priestley to ensure your wellbeing is looked after at college.

At lunch there will be live music and other outside entertainment.

You will also be able to gather information about other areas of college life including enrichment, transport, our Excel programme, trips/visits, DofE, Sports Academies etc.

This can all be found in the Sports Hall.

Travelling to Priestley

We will be running a number of bus services to college for Welcome Day. You can find everything you need to know in the bus leaflet. Just click the image for more details.

Our direct buses to college will be free on Welcome Day.

If you have any questions about the bus services please called 01925 633591.

Buzz Quiz

We’d like you to take this buzz quiz before you join us for Welcome Day.  If you are wondering why, all will be revealed when you join us for the day.

The Priestley campus

Priestley College is somewhere between a high school and university  campus. You can get a sense of it from the video below but nothing can match actually spending a day here. That’s one of the reasons why we think Welcome Day is so important. You can find where we are via the map below – postcode WA4 6RD.

How the day will go

This is the plan for the day. We will make sure you have time to get from one session to the next and there will be plenty of friendly staff on hand to help guide you around the campus.


We will meet you all in the Sports Hall where you will receive a welcome pack, and timetable for the day.



Principal James Gresty will welcome you to Priestley as will our College Council.



Time to enjoy lesson 1 of the day.



Moving on to lesson 2.



Take a break and make sure you are fully refreshed.



We will squeeze in another lesson before lunch.



Lunch and you will have a designated cafe to collect your food. There will be live music in the grounds.



Back in the classroom for lesson 4.



One final lesson of the day before we all meet up again.



Together we will take a look back at your day and reflect on your future at Priestley.



That’s the end of our day – head for your pick-ups and the buses.

Ask a question

We know that you might have a question about Welcome Day. If you just hit the button and send your question to us. One of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.  We might receive a lot of questions so don’t worry if we don’t get back to you straight away.

My To Do List

This list shows you all of the different activites available through Virtual Priestley. You can tick them off as you go.

Don’t feel you have to complete every task, just do the ones you think are relevant to you.