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  • Easter School Schedule – Easter 2017

    Easter School Schedule – Easter 2017

    Our Easter School offers all Y11-Y13 students the chance to get that bit of extra study and support to boost their grades and all have received full schedules to make sure they know where they can best come in. The following FREE sessions run through the Easter Break: Monday 10th […]

     
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  • Saturday School Schedule – April-June 2017

    Saturday School Schedule – April-June 2017

    The following sessions are mapped in for our popular Saturday School sessions (10.00-12.00) in the final run up to exams: Saturday 29th April: GCSE Geography (OFR) GCSE Science – Physics Focus for C/D Borderline students (JWN) Saturday 6th May: A-Level Revision Sessions (CCN) Saturday 13th May: GCSE Maths (Insecure Level […]

     
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  • Easter Fund-Raising for St Giles Hospice & the PTA

    Easter Fund-Raising for St Giles Hospice & the PTA

    Our Easter Egg Raffle total came in at £184 as students and staff bought 20p tickets to win Easter eggs donated by students and staff. The money will be split between St Giles Hospice and the PTA. Ian Rose, Deputy Headteacher, said: “The Easter Egg Raffle was a bit of […]

     
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  • Student Council & PTA Bring Extra Outdoor Seating

    Student Council & PTA Bring Extra Outdoor Seating

    The Student Council and PTA sat down earlier in the year as part of their joint campaign to improve the school environment. These discussions included the need for extra outdoor seating so having secured fantastic support from Cain Brothers Timber Merchants in Swadlincote we managed to purchase two superb picnic […]

     
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  • Sutton Park Teaching School Alliance

    Sutton Park Teaching School Alliance

    The Friary School has continued to build on its external links to maximise the teacher training and recruitment links which are improving day to day classroom practice forwards. This week saw meetings with the Sutton Park Training School Alliance to develop extra links with training for existing staff and to […]

     
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  • National Pet Month

    National Pet Month

    Last week we celebrated National Pet Month (1st April – 1st May) and, though we caught the tail end of national events, it was still a very rewarding week. National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership, but also flags up the family, health, social and fun benefits of having a […]

     
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  • HPV Vaccinations

    HPV Vaccinations

    Year 8 & 9 girls will have their HPV vaccinations next week as part of our on-going work with the School Nursing Team. Year 8 girls have all been given an immunisation pack which includes a consent form that must be returned by Friday 5th May. The vaccination takes place […]

     
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  • Raising Aspirations Careers Talks

    Raising Aspirations Careers Talks

    Our Raising Aspirations Programme continues with a series of lunch-time carers talks open to all students through this week. They include BAE Systems on graduate and apprenticeship routes, Val Culley (a chartered accountant) talk about access routes and accountancy careers, Libby Amberley from Loughborough University talking about applications, university life […]

     
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  • School Rebuilding Work Brings Library Extension

    School Rebuilding Work Brings Library Extension

    Our commitment to provide the best possible school facilities has continued over the Easter Break with the extension of the School Library. The improvements have brought an increased number of computers, redecoration and re-carpeting in order to ensure the facilities are equipped for whole-class learning and have the maximum possible […]

     
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  • Online Learning For Every Student

    Online Learning For Every Student

    Parents will be well aware that we use various online packages to support learning and revision across the curriculum. This includes Show My Homework which is a tool to set homework, share resources and to help personal organisation. Every child has a log-in for this and further details can be […]

     
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