Archive for October, 2017

  • Y10 and Y11 Netball Teams Defeat Cannock Chase School

    Y10 and Y11 Netball Teams Defeat Cannock Chase School

    The Year 11 Netball Team performed superbly to ease out a narrow 13-11 victory over Cannock Chase School. The match was neck-and-neck throughout but the Friary team managed to keep the advantage. The girls fantastic passing and defensive skills, alongside their strong and consistent shooting, were the deciding factors. Elsewhere, […]

  • Parental Advice on Anti-Extremism

    Parental Advice on Anti-Extremism

    We are keen to make parents aware of the work and training that goes on to prevent anti-extremism and radicalisation developing in our school and community. Extremism is defined as the vocal or active opposition to our fundamental values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and respect and […]

  • University of Wuppertal Internship at The Friary School

    University of Wuppertal Internship at The Friary School

    We have strong ties with the Unviersity of Wuppertal in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and annually stage internship from German teacher trainees to spend a full term working in an English School. Our first interns were Katharina Spellerberg, Lea Uhlmann and Judith Gärtner they made a fantastic contribution to the school […]

  • Instrumental Feature Evening

    Instrumental Feature Evening

    The first of a series of Instrumental Feature Evenings running through the year took place just before half-term. The performances focused on clarinets and pianos / keyboards with students of all ages taking part and producing some excellent solo and ensemble performances. The evenings are more low-key than the larger […]

  • House Cup Standings

    House Cup Standings

    After the first half-term the House Cup standings have seen a Lazarus-style come-back from Seward House who last year came a distant fourth. The current House point scores are as follows: 1. Seward – 17,701 2. Darwin – 15,915 3. Johnson – 15,233 4. Garrick – 14,329 The House Points are awarded for a […]

  • St Stephen Primary Prepare for Mars Landing

    St Stephen Primary Prepare for Mars Landing

    Year 5 students from St Stephen’s Primary School performed fantastically well in an exciting and challenging Science workshop which prepared them for future space exploration. The students faced a number of ‘out-of-this-world’ missions, including the design of a space buggy to traverse the rocky landscape of Mars, and spent a […]

  • Diwali Celebrations

    Diwali Celebrations

    Our Diwali Focus Week saw special assemblies, musical performances and guests speakers which outlined the purpose of this Hindu ad Sikh festival and made it clear why it was a special time for many students and staff. There were also parallels drawn with other religious faiths and festivals. Some tutor […]

  • Year 7 Dedication Service at Lichfield Cathedral

    Year 7 Dedication Service at Lichfield Cathedral

    The annual Year 7 service at Lichfield Cathedral gives thanks for our new Year 7 students as they take their first steps into secondary education and re-affirms the central part our cathedral plays in school life. All of the Year 7 students were in attendance – accompanied by many families […]

  • Attendance Remains High

    Attendance Remains High

    Last year saw the school set up our Attendance Action Plan and it successfully took school attendance from below national averages to above national averages. This means that students are more likely to attend school when they are at The Friary School than at most other secondary schools. We have […]

  • Shakespeare Live

    Shakespeare Live

    This week Y13 English Literature students are participating in a ‘Shakespeare Live’ event this week and will be watching a live recording of ‘The Winter’s Tale’ by theatre company ‘Cheek by Jowl’, in association with the Barbican Theatre. This version of ‘Shakespeare on Demand’ allows the general public to see […]

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