• Press Release – Statement by The Governing Body of The Friary School

    Press Release – Statement by The Governing Body of The Friary School

    The Governing Body of The Friary School is announcing that Councillor Jamie Checkland has resigned as Chair of the Governing Body and as a member of the Governing Body after serving for 8 years. This decision has been made by Jamie Checkland in order to avoid any future conflict of […]

  • Results Days

    Results Days

    The following arrangements are in place for our A-Level and GCSE Results Days. A-Level Results Day: This takes place on Thursday 15 August and the school will be open from 8.00am. GCSE Results Day: This will take place on Thursday 22 August and the school will be open from 9.00am. […]

  • Success in Staffordshire Young Musician 2019

    Success in Staffordshire Young Musician 2019

    It has been a very musical week for sixth former Katie Edwards. Last Sunday, 7th July, saw Katie competing for the third year in a row as a finalist in Staffordshire Young Musician 2019. This high-profile event was held at Entrust, Stafford and saw her performing all three movements of […]

  • Rewards Day Postponement

    Rewards Day Postponement

    Sadly, our end of term Rewards Day has been postponed. The company we use have been involved in a very serious motorway accident which shut the M6 for three and a half hours while the crew members were cut out of their lorries by the emergency services. The incident has […]

  • Attendance Rewards

    Attendance Rewards

    As part of our incentives for students to maintain good attendance, students with 100% attendance for this half-term received a rewards breakfast of bagels and hot chocolate during tutor time. This initiative builds on the recent golfing day which saw top attenders have the opportunity to enjoy a game of […]

  • GCSE Geography Field Trip

    GCSE Geography Field Trip

    The year 10 Geography pupils have had an exciting few weeks completing the fieldwork component of their course. Initially, the students travelled to Cotton Dell to undertake a river investigation on discharge and sediment size. Following this, they visited Derby as an excellent site for studying the impact of regeneration […]

  • County Staffordshire School Games Tournament

    County Staffordshire School Games Tournament

    The Year 8 Friary Rounders team played in the Staffordshire school games tournament. The Friary team won five out of there eight games and came third overall, winning themselves a bronze medal each. The day was a great experience for the girls as they were in the company of the […]

  • Y12 UCAS Higher Education Exhibition

    Y12 UCAS Higher Education Exhibition

    This week saw Y12 attend the UCAS Higher Education Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham as part of their essential preparations for post-18 options. Whether continuing their studies at university, taking up a higher level apprenticeship or travelling the world as part of a gap year, all options were covered […]

  • Artsmark Success

    Artsmark Success

    The Friary School has long-held a commitment to the arts, despite the government funding for specialist status in this area stopping over eight years ago. Of course, the UK is a real driver in the creative industries, and though our academic results are in the Top 10 in the county, […]

  • Crisp Packet Recycling

    Crisp Packet Recycling

    Young people seem more aware than ever of the importance of recycling and protecting our environment and the Geography Department-led scheme to recycle crisp packets has certainly done its bit to this end. We have now recycled over 4,000 packets since March and this has helped Humanity Unites (Twitter -@Humanity_Unites) […]

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