Archive for March, 2017

 
  • No Fire Drama at The Friary

    No Fire Drama at The Friary

    We are happy to inform parents that the reported fire at The Friary was not quite as big news as it may have been portrayed. Two A-Level scientists – undertaking the set AQA coursework practical experiment and accompanied by trained staff – unfortunately had a small flask slip on their […]

     
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  • Excellence In Music Award for The Friary School

    Excellence In Music Award for The Friary School

    The Friary School has been awarded the highest tier of award, the Platinum Award, from the Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Music Education Hub. The award saw the school tested against stiff criteria and only two schools across the county achieved the highest honour. The wide range of instruments offered, the expert […]

     
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  • New Grades for Old – From A*-G to 9-1 in GCSEs

    New Grades for Old – From A*-G to 9-1 in GCSEs

    The new GCSE grades have been a subject we have covered before on our website but we are keen that every student and every parent is crystal clear what they mean. The target in GCSE English and Maths this summer – and in most subjects in Summer 2018 – is […]

     
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  • Praise for The Friary from European Student Exchange Programme

    Praise for The Friary from European Student Exchange Programme

    Fay Gilbert, Student & Host Family Liaison Manager for Educatius UK, has given glowing feedback of the experience of our international students placed at The Friary. Tobias Faber and Giovanni De Lieto have been with us this year and have been a welcome addition to school life. The feedback commented […]

     
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  • Focus Week – Exam Revision Skills

    Focus Week – Exam Revision Skills

    Last week saw a focus on study and revision skills and, though the drive was towards Y11 and Sixth Form, all students were part of the week through tutor time and promotional materials. Year 11 students had assemblies all week which were co-ordinated by Mr Cain. They included planning skills, […]

     
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  • Decision on Consultation – Changes to the School Day

    Decision on Consultation – Changes to the School Day

    Following our consultation process regarding proposed changes to the school day, the Governing Body have voted to make the changes which will come into effect from September 2017. The changes will see the school day run to the following schedule: Proposed School Day Time Session 8.45-9.10 AM Registration & Tutor Time […]

     
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  • Y11 GCSE Resistant Materials Coursework

    Y11 GCSE Resistant Materials Coursework

    The Y11 GCSE Resistant Materials students have reached the end of their coursework unit which is worth 60% of the final grade. There brief was to design and make a small storage box based on a design era from the last 100 years. Oli Forster, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The coursework […]

     
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  • Non-Uniform Day Raises Charity Funds

    Non-Uniform Day Raises Charity Funds

    Our recent Non-Uniform Day raised just under £1,000 for charity – with proceeds being split between Red Nose Day and the PTA. Lottie Hearn, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The students were all keen to donate to the two charities. In these times of school cuts the PTA funding is especially welcome […]

     
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  • Saturday School Continues to Thrive

    Saturday School Continues to Thrive

    Our Saturday School continues to thrive as over 20 students attended extra Maths and Science sessions this weekend. Currently, the sessions focus on Y11s facing their Summer exams but are planned to roll out as the scheme develops. This weekend’s students benefitted from a generous sugar-boost courtesy of Michelle Painter, […]

     
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  • E-Safety Warning from Staffordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner

    E-Safety Warning from Staffordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner

    The Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire has issued a stark warning to all parents in the recent publication which is headed by: “Who Is Your Child Really Talking To Online?” Research by the Commissioner’s Officer found over a third of Staffordshire households with children have inadequate online security to […]

     
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