Archive for November, 2017

  • My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady

    Last weeks’ run of ‘My Fair Lady’ received rave reviews and tickets were at a premium as the exceptional cast and orchestra wow-ed audiences each and every night. ‘My Fair Lady’ is based on Gabrial Pascal’s motion picture ‘Pygmalion’ and tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who […]

  • West Midlands Air Ambulance Visit Seward House

    West Midlands Air Ambulance Visit Seward House

    Katie West from The Midlands Air Ambulance visited speak to Seward House who are raising funds for The Midlands Air Ambulance. Students listened to an emotional, yet inspirational assembly and central to this was ‘Ellie’s story’ the story of an ordinary, everyday teenage girl  whose life was dramatically saved by […]

  • Darwin House Week

    Darwin House Week

    Each of our four Houses have their own special House week – a chance to celebrate the House, explore the shared identity and to raise funds for the House’s chosen charity. Darwin House voted to support Acorns Hospice –– who are locally based and provide palliative care and support […]

  • New Prize Giving Evening

    New Prize Giving Evening

    The Friary School take great pride in the performances of our students and we have a tradition of staging an Autumn Term prize-giving to celebrate the successes of our students in the Summer 2017 exams season. It has been wonderful to see so many students perform so well in the […]

  • UK Senior Maths Challenge

    UK Senior Maths Challenge

    Friary Sixth Formers took part in the UK Senior Maths Challenge with Entrust for school across Staffordshire and competed against 17 local schools – including Repton, Adam Grammar, Stafford Grammar and many more. The Friary team – made up of Skylah Eames, Tatiana Mochi, Oliver Short and Josh Vroom – […]

  • Letter to Parents of Darwin House Students from House Captains

    Letter to Parents of Darwin House Students from House Captains

    The following letter was sent to the parents of students in Darwin House as a part of the House Week (W/B 27th November) and in relation to the House’s work with Acorns Hospice: Dear Parents/Carers, On Tuesday 14th November, four members of the Darwin House Council visited Acorns Children’s Hospice […]

  • Y7 CAT Testing

    Y7 CAT Testing

    Year 7 will be completing our Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT)  this week in order for us to baseline their skills and better understand where and how we need to be stretching and challenge each child. The CATs are produced by GL Assessments and are done online. They are not something […]

  • Inter-County Cross-Country Championships

    Inter-County Cross-Country Championships

    Year 10 student James Mackenzie competed in the Inter-County Cross-Country Championships representing both our school and Staffordshire at Morton Morrell in Warwickshire The event is to a very high standard and representation in the races alone is hugely creditworthy but James also performed superbly in cold and wet conditions. Matt […]

  • Huge Win for U16 Hockey Team Against Erasmus Darwin Academy

    Huge Win for U16 Hockey Team Against Erasmus Darwin Academy

    The Friary Under-16s Boys hockey team continued to show promise as they swept aside local rivals EDA 9-0 in a one sided affair. Friary looked sharp from the off and pressed EDA high in their own half throughout the game, consistently getting the ball into dangerous areas and turning the […]

  • Year 7 & 8 Netball Matches Versus Nether Stowe

    Year 7 & 8 Netball Matches Versus Nether Stowe

    Mixed stories on the recent netball matches with comprehensive results going each way – but all teams actually performed very well. Our Year 7s started their first season with a dismantling of a talented Nether Stowe team with a 19-4 victory. The Friary team operated superbly across the court – […]


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