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  • Targeted Career Talks to Making Aspirations a Reality

    Targeted Career Talks to Making Aspirations a Reality

    Our Raising Aspirations programme is rolling out a series of targeted careers talks to students who have expressed specific career interests in their questionnaires. The most recent talk saw Y9-Y12 students, who had expressed an aspiration to take on a career in Law, received a targeted talk on what steps […]

     
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  • Sutton Trust Summer School Success

    Sutton Trust Summer School Success

    Alice Kirk, a high-performing Y12 student, has been accepted onto one of the prestigious Sutton Trust Summer School events. The Sutton Trust is a respected educational charity who commission regular research and influence education policy to support all student in getting the best possible outcomes. The Summer Schools give specific […]

     
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  • Primary Schools Hit Independent Research at The Friary

    Primary Schools Hit Independent Research at The Friary

    Local primary schools have been showing off their fine independent research skills in workshops at The Friary over the last few weeks. The schools have included Christ Church, Henry Chadwick, Willows and St Stephen’s amongst others. The sessions have been designed to support students in making the transition into secondary […]

     
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  • Saturday School Adds Up to GCSE Success

    Saturday School Adds Up to GCSE Success

    This weekend saw just short of 50 KS4 student come into Saturday School – weekly 9.30-11.30am – to undertake Maths booster work and some Textiles prep work. Teaching staff gave up their weekend to support our students along who lapped up the free tuition – as well as the chance […]

     
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  • No Fire Drama at The Friary

    No Fire Drama at The Friary

    We are happy to inform parents that the reported fire at The Friary was not quite as big news as it may have been portrayed. Two A-Level scientists – undertaking the set AQA coursework practical experiment and accompanied by trained staff – unfortunately had a small flask slip on their […]

     
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  • Excellence In Music Award for The Friary School

    Excellence In Music Award for The Friary School

    The Friary School has been awarded the highest tier of award, the Platinum Award, from the Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Music Education Hub. The award saw the school tested against stiff criteria and only two schools across the county achieved the highest honour. The wide range of instruments offered, the expert […]

     
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  • New Grades for Old – From A*-G to 9-1 in GCSEs

    New Grades for Old – From A*-G to 9-1 in GCSEs

    The new GCSE grades have been a subject we have covered before on our website but we are keen that every student and every parent is crystal clear what they mean. The target in GCSE English and Maths this summer – and in most subjects in Summer 2018 – is […]

     
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  • Praise for The Friary from European Student Exchange Programme

    Praise for The Friary from European Student Exchange Programme

    Fay Gilbert, Student & Host Family Liaison Manager for Educatius UK, has given glowing feedback of the experience of our international students placed at The Friary. Tobias Faber and Giovanni De Lieto have been with us this year and have been a welcome addition to school life. The feedback commented […]

     
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  • Focus Week – Exam Revision Skills

    Focus Week – Exam Revision Skills

    Last week saw a focus on study and revision skills and, though the drive was towards Y11 and Sixth Form, all students were part of the week through tutor time and promotional materials. Year 11 students had assemblies all week which were co-ordinated by Mr Cain. They included planning skills, […]

     
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  • Decision on Consultation – Changes to the School Day

    Decision on Consultation – Changes to the School Day

    Following our consultation process regarding proposed changes to the school day, the Governing Body have voted to make the changes which will come into effect from September 2017. The changes will see the school day run to the following schedule: Proposed School Day Time Session 8.45-9.10 AM Registration & Tutor Time […]

     
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