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  • Attendance Rewards Breakfast

    Attendance Rewards Breakfast

    Our on-going celebration of outstanding attendance  brought our half-termly breakfast event where students with the best and most improved attendance receive a free ‘bagels and juice’ breakfast with senior staff.  The event builds on other breakfasts, as well as further rewards including free tickets to Sliverblades ice-skating rink.  All evidence […]

     
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  • GCSE Pass Levels Causing Confusion Over University Entry

    GCSE Pass Levels Causing Confusion Over University Entry

      The BBC News website has reported that the new GCSE grading system (9-1) is now causing some confusion at university levels. This is largely stemming from the recent announcement by Justine Greening, Minister for Education, that a ‘4’ was a “standard” pass and a ‘5’ was a “strong” pass. It […]

     
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  • Year 7 Rounders Team Maintain the High Standards

    Year 7 Rounders Team Maintain the High Standards

    After big successes in Year 8 and Year 10 Rounders, the Year 7 Rounders Team continued the excellent performances by taking second place in the Cannock & District Tournament. This was the teams first competition so reaching the final was highly creditworthy and though they missed out on victory the […]

     
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  • Y8 Rounders Team Seal Victory and Move onto Regional Finals

    Y8 Rounders Team Seal Victory and Move onto Regional Finals

    The Y8 Rounders team performed superbly to take victory in the Cannock & District Rounders Competition. The girls overcame a large pool of schools and their superior team-work and drive took them ahead of the field. Their championship winning performance has brought qualification for the Staffordshire & Stoke-On-Trent Games at […]

     
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  • Year 10 Cannock and District Rounders Tournament

    Year 10 Cannock and District Rounders Tournament

    The Year 10 rounders team displayed excellent batting and fielding skills at the Cannock and District Rounders tournament and are now School Champions. The team performed with excellent communication skills and were able to beat local rivals King Edwards in the final. Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “The team photo makes […]

     
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  • Bikeability Certificates Bring Success

    Bikeability Certificates Bring Success

    The recent Bikeability programme was designed to support Friary students in using their bicycles safely and with due respect to motorists and pedestrians in our local community. The final results have come in and we have seen 95 students getting the highest Level 3 qualification whilst the remaining 22 students […]

     
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  • Teaching Your Child to Handle Money Responsibly

    Teaching Your Child to Handle Money Responsibly

    Barack Obama once said: “Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference” and though we all agree it cannot guarantee happiness, it is a big part of life and the sooner we teach our children to handle it responsibly the better. There have been various articles in […]

     
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  • Y10 BTEC Sports Exam Results Break All Records

    Y10 BTEC Sports Exam Results Break All Records

    The Year 10 BTEC Sports exam results have been coming into school over recent weeks and they have only shown that the vast majority of students have really grafted on their revision and have gone on to hit or exceed their target grads. The new BTEC courses are equable to […]

     
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  • UCAS Exhibition Trip

    UCAS Exhibition Trip

    This week saw Y12s attend the UCAS Higher Education Exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) as part of our Raising Aspirations programme’s preparations for the university applications process. The exhibition saw the university route take centre stage and included extensive guidance on the UCAS form and website, life on […]

     
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  • Y9 Cricket Team Open with District League Victory

    Y9 Cricket Team Open with District League Victory

    Our Year 9 cricket team won their first match in the Cannock & District League with a 40 run victory over Erasmus Darwin Academy (EDA). The Friary opened the batting with Josh Bramall’s 52 resulting in a competitive target of 121 from 16 overs. In reply, EDA reached 81-4 in […]

     
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