Archive for October, 2017

  • PTA Fund-Raiser – Oktoberfest

    PTA Fund-Raiser – Oktoberfest

    On Friday 20th October our Parent Teacher Association will be holding our first ever ‘Oktoberfest’ to raise funds for the school. Last year our PTA worked tirelessly to smash the £10,000 fundraising target set by the then new Headteacher, Matt Allman. This year, they have set their sights high and […]

  • National Arboretum Partnership Work Continues

    National Arboretum Partnership Work Continues

    We place a high priority on looking beyond ‘exams… exams… exams…’ and make a concerted effort to encourage our students to develop more broadly – not just through extra-curricular activities, etc, but also in their wider self and place in the world around them. A key part of this is […]

  • Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Year 13 student, Evie Turner, last week received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This prestigious award was presented by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire at Lichfield Cathedral as part of the Free Spirit Memorial event. The award was an acknowledgement of Evie’s nine years of voluntary work – […]

  • Free Spirit Memorial Concert

    Free Spirit Memorial Concert

    Friary students supported the Free Spirit Memorial Concert at Lichfield Cathedral by lending their voices to the choir and playing an important role in backing the event to be a huge success. A packed Cathedral saw performances, songs, presentations, and speeches supporting the Free Spirit project which seeks to celebrate […]

  • Year 7 Quiz for International School Libraries Month

    Year 7 Quiz for International School Libraries Month

    Year 7 students have been working on an interactive and fun quiz as part of our Focus Week on International School Libraries Month. The quiz took in a wide range of topics including children’s literature, famous characters, and film adaptation. Over 40 students took part in the activities and the […]

  • Birmingham Central Library Visit

    Birmingham Central Library Visit

    Year 13 English students enjoyed an informative and inspirational visit to Birmingham Central Library yesterday, in order to support their critical review work for their A-level studies. Navigating the vast resource catalogue proved challenging at first, but our students were very quickly able to select and locate a range of […]

  • Y12 Raising Aspirations Evening

    Y12 Raising Aspirations Evening

    Our commitment to raising aspirations and opening our students’ eyes to the post-18 education and career routes is a high priority for our school and this particular evening very much followed our mind-set. Y12 students and parents met with a range of outside speakers to learn more about potential progression […]

  • The George Hotel & British Food Fortnight

    The George Hotel & British Food Fortnight

    Last week we were proud to send sixteen GCSE Food students to work in partnership with the George Hotel in Lichfield. Each year this event takes place as part of our own celebration of British Food Fortnight and allows students to gain invaluable experience of working within a professional hospitality […]

  • Ready Steady Cook

    Ready Steady Cook

    As part of our British Food Fortnight events we staged special assemblies that pitted tutor groups and tutors against one another as the assembly extolled the virtues of British Food. The assemblies saw two tutors and a student from their form come up the front of the theatre and have […]

  • Open Evening Rewards

    Open Evening Rewards

    Despite there being a cast of thousands at our Open Evening, we were keen to reward the many students who worked so well to help Year 6 students and their families make their choice on secondary school. Consequently, we arranged a hot chocolate breakfast treat for all helpers on the […]

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