Archive for December, 2017

  • Staff Choir Impress Students over Lunch

    Staff Choir Impress Students over Lunch

    The staff choir gathered in the canteen today to give wonderful renditions of a selection of festive songs. There was an eclectic mix ranging from traditional carols to more up-tempo numbers including a gangsta rap version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman”, a trip hop rendition of “Do They Know […]

  • Michael Fabricant Visits The Friary

    Michael Fabricant Visits The Friary

    Icy roads and cars slipping along the car-park did not stop Michael Fabricant MP being welcomed to The Friary and he added a great deal to a hectic last day of term. Initial meetings showed our MP had a great knowledge of the school and Lichfield community and he offered […]

  • Autumn 2017 Newsletter

    Autumn 2017 Newsletter

  • Manga Art Club

    Manga Art Club

    The Manga Art Club regularly gets up to 25 students coming together to develop their art skills and to share creative ideas. Manga art comes from Japanese comic books and is a clear and well-known style. The word ‘manga’ can be translated as “humorous pictures” and it has very much moved […]

  • E-Safety Mark

    E-Safety Mark

    The  Friary School has successfully achieved the Quality Assurance Mark for E-Safety from 360 Degree Safe ( This is a tough external assessment of the school’s safeguarding and online systems and sets the school up as a strong practitioner at a national level. Even more, the school has been marked […]

  • Non-Uniform Day

    Non-Uniform Day

    Non-Uniform Day saw students leaving their uniform at home and donating to local charities as we head towards the Xmas Break. Many students such as Jay-Jay Green and George Greenslade from 8D1 got into the festive spirit with their Christmas jumpers brightening up lessons. All monies raised go to House […]

  • Darwin House Present £1,000+ Cheque to Acorns Hospice

    Darwin House Present £1,000+ Cheque to Acorns Hospice

    The first House Week at our school was wrapped up when Darwin House presented a cheque for £1,050 to Tanya Fellows from Acorns Hospice. Each of our new Houses voted for a local charity to support – not only in terms of raising funds, but also in boosting awareness and […]

  • Birthday Celebrations for Anna Seward

    Birthday Celebrations for Anna Seward

    Students in Seward House celebrated the 275th birthday of famous poet and ‘Swan of Lichfield’ Anna Seward this morning. All 240 students in Seward House enjoyed a celebratory cake iced in Seward House green. All students then joined in a raucous rendition of Happy Birthday for Anna Seward. Students also […]

  • Interact Club – Shoebox Appeal

    Interact Club – Shoebox Appeal

    Being the time of year that brings joy, happiness, and new beginnings to many people, I believed it was important that, as a school, we took the time and effort to appreciate those who will most likely not be experiencing high levels of Christmas spirit this year. Due to this, […]

  • Visit of Danny Thompson – Author of  ‘The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale’

    Visit of Danny Thompson – Author of ‘The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale’

    On Wednesday 13th December we were delighted to welcome author Danny Thompson to read his book ‘The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale’ to a captive audience of Y5 pupils from Willows Primary School. The story is Danny’s first book and tells the story of three siblings who build a snow […]

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