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 Summer exams – both in Year 11 and Year 13 – and to see so many of them move successfully into our Sixth Form.

Consequently, our Awards Evening 2017 will take place on Tuesday 12th December at the school between 6.00-7.15pm.

This year we have decided to change things around and, though we have retained the many memorial and named trophies that have been given to the school over many years, we have sought to include the wider student body and House system, so that praise is not so much given to students wo have left the school, but more it is given to those who are across the school doing their very best day-in-day-out and continue being a role model for other students to learn from.

The evening will see subject prizes for GCSE performance and will be awarded to those who made exemplary progress in their final exams and as they move forward with their studies. There will also be Key Stage Three subject awards and House awards that celebrate the community and student leadership responsibilities which are just as important as academic success for later life. There will also be addresses by students and the Headteacher.

Any former Year 11 students who no longer study at our school but wish to drop in and celebrate these successes, or simply catch up with old friends, can apply for tickets via email to

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “The ever-widening post-16 routes has made the old format more and more difficult to operate and so we are changing the Prize Giving Evening to respond to this but also to celebrate the wider school. We recognise that prize-giving is not something for your GCSE or A-Level results, but also for wider and developing success. We are very much looking forward to the evening.”