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  • Saturday School Packed as Exams Loom

    Saturday School Packed as Exams Loom

    Y11 students formally began their Summer exams on Monday 15th May with over 100 students sitting GCSE RE and exam after exam rolls out from this point on. Consequently, it was fantastic to see over 60 students in on Saturday working on Maths, PE, History and more besides. When we […]

     
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  • PTA Paint the School Day

    PTA Paint the School Day

    Over the weekend the PTA staged a ‘Paint The School Day’ as part of the on-going support through the school year which is raising record funds for the school. Around 20 volunteers came in on Saturday to undertake a range of decorating jobs that improve the environment and show that […]

     
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  • Y11 Study Leave

    Y11 Study Leave

    Y11 Study Leave is due to start after Wednesday 24th May and from this point on students can choose to solely come in for their final exams. Every student has received a letter outlining the arrangements and a further copy will be posted directly home. Equally, every student has been […]

     
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  • Another Successful Weekend for the Y10 Silver Duke of Edinburgh Students

    Another Successful Weekend for the Y10 Silver Duke of Edinburgh Students

    Our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is hugely popular and we have Y11-12 students due to undertake their Silver expedition in late June once the exams are done and dusted. Even so, it was 39 (!) Y10 students who took centre stage by successfully negotiating their Silver Assessment weekend trek […]

     
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  • Retired Greyhound Trust

    Retired Greyhound Trust

    Last week we celebrated National Pet Month as part of encouraging students to reflect on the importance of being a responsible pet owner, but also more widely about caring, looking after others and protecting those more vulnerable to ourselves. This week we were fortunate enough to bring in Adam Elsdon, […]

     
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  • Playing with Fire for Exam Success

    Playing with Fire for Exam Success

    The pursuit of the best possible exam results is a relentless one and as well as hard work and determination, it is important that we as a school – both students and staff – add a little bit of creativity and imagination to get over the line. Y11 student Leah […]

     
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  • Senior Students Appointed for 2017-2018

    Senior Students Appointed for 2017-2018

    Alongside us moving back to The Friary’s traditional House system, we are retaining the Sixth Form Senior Student roles as we benefit from so many superb role models amongst our most senior students. The students had to apply and undergo a rigorous interview to be allocated a role and it […]

     
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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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