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  • House Charities Chosen

    House Charities Chosen

    After much discussion and debate, the student leadership teams for each House have each decided on their chosen charity to support and fundraise for this year: Darwin are supporting Acorn’s Children’s Hospice, who provide care and support for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Garrick will support the activities of […]

     
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  • British Food Fortnight

    British Food Fortnight

    This week sees the school celebrating British Food Fortnight and there are assemblies, tutor time activities, special events and competitions running through the week. British Food Fortnight is held in the autumn at the same time as harvest festival, and is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and […]

     
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  • Sixth Form Dress Code

    Sixth Form Dress Code

    We have always been impressed by our Sixth Form students but we decided last term to introduce a dress code to exemplify our high expectations of them and to emphasise the superb role models they are to our younger students. The details of the new dress code are available on […]

     
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  • U15 Girls Hockey All Square with Denstone College

    U15 Girls Hockey All Square with Denstone College

    The U15 girls took on Denstone College this week in their first full sided match since returning from the summer break. From the first whistle The Friary applied masses of pressure on the Denstone defence and they didn’t leave it long before the midfield found Jess Guest who fired home […]

     
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  • KS3 Boys Football

    KS3 Boys Football

    It is early in the season but the boys’ football teams are flying at the moment and a successful season is already very much on the cards. The Year 7s were fantastic at their trials when 43 attended and picking out the teams was a very tough task amidst such […]

     
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  • Year 7 Postcards to Primaries

    Year 7 Postcards to Primaries

    This year we have repeated the popular postcard project we started last year where Year 7 students sent postcards to their old primary schools, to tell everyone what they are up to at The Friary and how they have handled the step up to secondary school. Our primary schools given […]

     
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  • Y10 Health & Social Care Field Trip – Visit to Darwin Court Care Home

    Y10 Health & Social Care Field Trip – Visit to Darwin Court Care Home

    We are hugely proud of our new BTEC Health & Social Care courses in Year 10 and Year 12. We all know the care sector is a critical one for society and it offers a wide range of career routes. We are taking part in National Alzheimer’s Week so this […]

     
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  • The Friary School National Recognition for Excellence – An Award for Lichfield

    The Friary School National Recognition for Excellence – An Award for Lichfield

    The Friary School was approached earlier in the year to contribute to the prestigious Parliamentary Review of 2016-2017 in acknowledgement of the excellent practice demonstrated at our school. Indeed, the recognition is very much about the superb contribution of the local Lichfield community to our school’s developments. The Parliamentary Review is a series […]

     
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  • Governors Do Lunch

    Governors Do Lunch

    Three of the school’s Governing Body dropped in last week for a school improvement but meeting, but also to see how the new lunch arrangements are going. Jamie Checkland (Chair of Governors), Michelle Painter (Leadership & Management Lead) and Nina Worrall (Sixth Form Lead) dined in the canteen with the […]

     
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  • Social Media & Stress Fuel Mental Health Crisis Amongst Girls

    Social Media & Stress Fuel Mental Health Crisis Amongst Girls

    NHS data shows a 68% rise in hospital admissions through self-harm by girls under 17 in the past decade. Girls and young women are experiencing a “gathering crisis” in their mental health linked to conflict with friends, fears about their body image and pressures created by social media, experts have […]

     
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