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  • U16 Boys Storm to Victory in the Midlands Indoor Hockey Trials

    U16 Boys Storm to Victory in the Midlands Indoor Hockey Trials

    For the third year running the U16 boys had been selected to play at the indoor hockey trials to aim for a place in the Midlands finals. From the starting whistle the boys faced Queens Mary and with an early break from Matt Cooper in defence saw Tom Whitfield slide […]

     
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  • Chaseview Primary Come Out Top in Open Evening Competition

    Chaseview Primary Come Out Top in Open Evening Competition

    The Y6 Open Evening was full of exciting events and competitions but the DT Department’s ‘Name the Tool’ Competition required a handy winner with a good working knowledge of the workshop. This high standard brought one clear winner – Adam Pritchard from Chaseview Primary in Rugeley. Adam won a personalised […]

     
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  • Remembrance Week

    Remembrance Week

    Last week saw a huge focus throughout the school on the theme of ‘Remembrance’ as we played a busy part in the national commemorations. The week included special assemblies – which included the playing of the ‘Last Post’ – and the creation of a Remembrance Wall where students and staff […]

     
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  • Elephants Stampede into Christchurch, Tigers Roar into Willows

    Elephants Stampede into Christchurch, Tigers Roar into Willows

    Our Y7 Open Evening included a competition about the school – designed to help the Y6s learn everything they could about us before making their all-important choice – and the prize for the winning entries was a wild animal sponsorship for the school and a cuddly version for the individual […]

     
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  • Year 9 Netball Team Sneak Past Erasmus Darwin Academy

    Year 9 Netball Team Sneak Past Erasmus Darwin Academy

    On Monday 7th November the Y9 netball team put in an outstanding performance to edge our Erasmus Darwin Academy 7-6 in a hard-fought match. Half-time saw the teams level pegging at 3-3 but excellent dodging, superb use of space and skilled interception saw The Friary come out victorious. In a […]

     
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  • Full Governors Meeting

    Full Governors Meeting

    On Wednesday 9th November our Full Governors Meeting saw a range of topics discussed and reviewed to help propel our school towards ‘outstanding’. Governors reviewed the work going on in English and Maths to make sure our results stand up as we go from A*-G to 9-1 – with Mrs […]

     
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  • Geography Department Leads The Way

    Geography Department Leads The Way

    The Geography Department at The Friary has made the national press with Mrs Young’s article on the developments in GCSE Geography being taken up by the respected educational website, TeachWire. As well as being a strong teacher, Mrs Young is a respected writer and the online force behind: www.geographygeek.co.uk/ For […]

     
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  • Bonjour Henry Chadwick – French at The Friary

    Bonjour Henry Chadwick – French at The Friary

    On Tuesday 8th November the MFL Department worked with Years 3-4 students from Henry Chadwick Primary School on a quick-fire French session designed to introduce them to French and to generate their enthusiasm for foreign languages. The session saw 30 fantastic youngsters working on greetings and songs, all swept along […]

     
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  • Focus Week – The Big Draw

    Focus Week – The Big Draw

    This October pupils at The Friary fully embraced ‘The Big Draw’ festival. Each year ‘The Big Draw’ presents an opportunity to join a global community in celebration of the universal language of drawing. The 2016 theme brought together Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Maths to create S.T.E.A.M. With reference to […]

     
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  • Y11 Raising Aspirations Evening

    Y11 Raising Aspirations Evening

    On Tuesday 8th November around 100 students and parents attended the Y11 Raising Aspirations Evening as they took the opportunity to gather specific guidance and information from a range of speakers on post-Year 11 options. The session included a Headteacher address on GCSE grades, the changes to English and Maths, […]

     
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