• U13 Girls Hockey – Runners-Up in Staffs County Hockey Festival

    U13 Girls Hockey – Runners-Up in Staffs County Hockey Festival

    The Friary fielded a strong 7 aside team following their defeat the previous week. The girls competed against Denstone College, Stafford Grammar, Nottingham High and St. Edwards with some schools playing an A & B team. From the off the girls started with their first 0-0 draw against Denstone but […]

  • Re-Start A Heart Day

    Re-Start A Heart Day

    Year 9 students took part in the National Re-Start A Heart Day which saw them being taught vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. The students were given professional tuition by BB Training and got to practice their skills on CPR mannequins. Emily Turner, a Year […]

  • Y12 Employability Workshop

    Y12 Employability Workshop

    Y12 students took part in an Employability Workshop as part of our Raising Aspirations Programme. The sessions included a range of volunteer professionals who came to talk jobs, careers, interviews and first impressions. The session then developed into an individual mock interview and was designed to ensure every student is […]

  • Year 7 Dedication Service

    Year 7 Dedication Service

    Our annual Year 7 Dedication Service took place this week with the whole year group, accompanied by tutors, staff and families, dropped into Lichfield Cathedral to formally celebrate their step up to secondary school. The service was led by the Reverend Canon Andrew Stead and included hymns, prayers, readings and […]

  • Lessons & Beyond… Boosters Go Whole-School

    Lessons & Beyond… Boosters Go Whole-School

    This year sees our plan to get Year 7, 8 and 9 students into the habit of engaging in after-school boosters to push up their grades and there were sessions in Maths and Science running this week. The Y9 Maths Masterclass saw the high-flying mathematicians working on Y11 work already […]

  • Training High Quality Teachers Amidst Trying Times for Recruitment

    Training High Quality Teachers Amidst Trying Times for Recruitment

    Any school will report that it is very tough to recruit teachers when vacancies come up so we are making sure we play a big role in training up new teachers who – if we cannot give a post – can go elsewhere and help other children succeed in their […]

  • European Week of Languages

    European Week of Languages

    This annual event is celebrated across Europe on 26th September and flags up the importance of learning a foreign language and communicating effectively across national boundaries. Our Focus Week saw a fantastic range of events take place throughout the week – with assemblies, quizzes, European flag face-painting and competitions taking […]

  • U14 Girls Defeated by Denstone College

    U14 Girls Defeated by Denstone College

    As a warm up in preparation for their tournament next week the U14 girls team pencilled in a friendly against their local rivals Denstone College. Initially the girls had an established and strong team but unfortunately a number of last minute drop outs saw the team depleted. Denstone, who turned […]

  • Mercia Juniors Football Club

    Mercia Juniors Football Club

    We are pleased to announce that we are working with Mercia Juniors Football Club to provide a firm bases for their club but also to improve school facilities as we work in partnership over (at least) the next year. The football club are now based in our pavilion, have helped […]

  • CSE Awareness – ‘The Warning Signs Were There’

    CSE Awareness – ‘The Warning Signs Were There’

    The next phase of the regional child sexual exploitation (CSE) awareness campaign ‘See Me, Hear Me’ has been launched and contains the hard-hitting messages that teenagers and parents need to be all too aware of. The full scheme can be looked at via the website: The campaign includes the […]

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