Archive for February, 2017

  • School Council Interviews for Assistant Headteacher Post

    School Council Interviews for Assistant Headteacher Post

    As part of our commitment to making sure our students have a real voice in the direction of the school, the Student Council took part in interviewing the candidates for our recent Assistant Headteacher post. Students from all year groups – Ellie Barnett, Chloe Britton, Elliot Fox, Callum Gair, Maisie […]

  • Netball Victories for Year 8 & 9

    Netball Victories for Year 8 & 9

    Our Year 8 Netball Team demonstrated real strength in their play as they defeated a good Chase Terrace side 5-1. The attacking and defensive play were both excellent and the pace through the mid-court was the decisive factor in getting the victory. Similarly, our Year 9 Netball Team defeated North […]

  • Safeguarding Update – Safeguarding Leads

    Safeguarding Update – Safeguarding Leads

    As our E-Safety Week draws to and end, we would like to remind students and parents that our Safeguarding Leads are Mr Rose (Deputy Head) and Mr Neale. All staff are trained appropriately and are available to listen to and support our students. Tutors and the Student Support Team are […]

  • Safeguarding Update – Site Security

    Safeguarding Update – Site Security

    The Friary School has improved security by installing gates at the front of school and by reducing front of school access to main reception only. Many parents will be well aware of this approach from their drop-offs / pick-ups at primary school and will understand that the safety of children […]

  • Breakfast Celebration for Attendance

    Breakfast Celebration for Attendance

    As part of our work on getting attendance to ‘outstanding’ levels, we staged another of our Breakfast Celebrations to those students with the best attendance and the biggest improvers. The breakfast included free juice and bagels and the students were served by the senior teachers in the school. All evidence […]

  • Y11 Basketball Team Become District Champions

    Y11 Basketball Team Become District Champions

    The Friary Y11 Basketball Team won their final match in the District Basketball Tournament 55-19 against Erasmus Darwin Academy and hold onto the title for the third successive year. This victory brought a 100% record with consecutive victories against Nether Stowe, King Edwards, Chase Grammar, Kingsmead and now EDA. This […]

  • U15 Boys Hockey – Abbotsholme Put To The Sword

    U15 Boys Hockey – Abbotsholme Put To The Sword

    Friary under 15’s hockey team swept aside Abottsholme in a dominating performance yesterday evening. The boys started the game strongly using a high press to isolate the Abottsholme defence and limit their options from the back. The home side quickly ran out of ideas and Friary were 2-0 up within […]

  • School Council Environment Campaign Chews Up The Gum

    School Council Environment Campaign Chews Up The Gum

    The School Council’s campaign to work with the school in improving our environment saw hit squads blitzing the chewing gum that damages the school environment, as well as the wider world around us. The School Council’s recent tasks of fund-raising for our refurbishments and the recent tree-planting were easy jobs […]

  • Focus Week – Safer Internet Day

    Focus Week – Safer Internet Day

    Safer Internet Day is being staged across the country on 7th February and works to make sure that children (and parents) know how and why they need to be careful online. There are a range of events across the school – including E-Safety assemblies led by our Safeguarding Team. We […]

  • Y10 Employability Workshop

    Y10 Employability Workshop

    As part of the Raising Aspirations Programme, the Friary School held Employability Workshops for all Year 10 students on Thursday 2nd February. The workshop was delivered by Rick Hill, a local entrepreneur, and involved practising making positive first impressions and identifying transferrable skills. There were a number of other volunteers […]

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