• Y9 iRail Challenge

    Y9 iRail Challenge

    Five Year 9 students were selected to take part in the prestigious iRail finals in Birmingham. The group had a tour of the new High Speed Rail College where they got to use virtual reality technology to solve engineering problems and the latest computer technology to design train carriages and stations. […]

  • Focus Week – Gay Pride

    Focus Week – Gay Pride

    Our first ‘Gay Pride’ Focus Week was designed to tie into the forthcoming ‘Pride’ carnival in Birmingham and brought special assemblies, tutor time activities and the latest round in the House Debating Competition. It was the turn of our Year 8 students in the most recent round of the Friary […]

  • Year 7 & Year 9 Athletics

    Year 7 & Year 9 Athletics

    Well done to all Year 7 & Year 9 students that competed at Aldersley Stadium on Thursday 17th May winning a variety of events throughout the afternoon. There were a number of strong performances including Millie-Mae John (Y7) achieving a personal best in the hurdles and coming first and for […]

  • Year 11 Study Leave Arrangements

    Year 11 Study Leave Arrangements

    As you will be aware, study leave for Year 11 students starts at the end of the day on Wednesday 23rd May. Students have received all of the information here before; however, we felt that it would be useful to clarify what is happening before, during and after study leave […]

  • Interact Club Hand-Over

    Interact Club Hand-Over

    This week saw Millie Hopcott in Y13 hand over her role as President of The Friary Interact Club to the new Sixth Form Charity Lead, Harry Barton. Millie and her team have met weekly with local Rotarians from the Lichfield St Chad Rotary Club in order to raise vital funds […]

  • Prestigious ISM Music Award for The Friary School

    Prestigious ISM Music Award for The Friary School

    Our school has been awarded the ISM Gold Certificate in Music for 2018 by the Incorporated Society of Musicians who celebration excellence in schools across England. The Incorporated Society of Musicians is a subject association for music educators and a professional body for musicians. They look after 9,000 members who […]

  • Year 11 & Year 13 – Remaining Saturday & May School Slots

    Year 11 & Year 13 – Remaining Saturday & May School Slots

    Our popular Saturday and Holiday Schools continue to run right through the exam period and we urge all Year 11s and Year 13s to attend the sessions planned in for them. The following sessions should be added to your revision timetables: Saturday School – 19th May: GCSE English – Mrs […]

  • National Pet Week

    National Pet Week

    As part of National Pet Month, we had a focus week dedicated to all things pet-related during the week beginning 30th April. It is the second time that we have run this event at The Friary and it was bigger and better than ever before. With over 30 staff bringing […]

  • Parental Advice – Understanding & Preparing for GCSEs

    Parental Advice – Understanding & Preparing for GCSEs

    There is so much talk in the media about the stress on young people that exams cause that we half wonder if it is this publicity partly causes the problem in the first place, but regardless of the causes ‘exams stress’ is real, it does exist, and it needs to […]

  • Success With National Youth Orchestra

    Success With National Youth Orchestra

    Aimee Hanson (Y11) has taken part in the National Youth Orchestra’s project entitled ‘Tuning into Change’ and played her in contributing to the ‘Tuning into Change Manifesto’ which is a timely, passionate statement about the essential role of the arts in transforming society. The orchestra performed at the Barbican in […]


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