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  • GKN Engineering Inspiring Y10 STEM Students at The Friary

    GKN Engineering Inspiring Y10 STEM Students at The Friary

    Undoubtedly, the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) are excellent subjects to develop in school and take forward into a future career. Indeed, much of the British economy relies on these skills and our school has a duty to inspire students in these areas and give them an opportunity […]

     
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  • Praise Pours in for ‘Billy Elliot’

    Praise Pours in for ‘Billy Elliot’

    The recent performances of ‘Billy Elliot’ were a real high for the cast, directing team and school, but it has also been fantastic to hear how it has been a real high for parents, families and the wider community too. We have been inundated with phone messages, emails, tweets and […]

     
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  • 100% Attendance at Celebration Breakfast with Mr Rose

    100% Attendance at Celebration Breakfast with Mr Rose

    As part of our campaign ‘Attendance Matters’, ‘Breakfast with Bagels’ (and Mr Rose) took in the 100% attendees this week so congratulations, hot drinks and toast were shared out as we celebrated those students who make it into school every single day. All evidence shows that those students who attend […]

     
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  • Extended Project On Track

    Extended Project On Track

    The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a Sixth Form qualification which is the equivalent to half an-A-Level and is hugely respected by top universities. The EPQ sees students choosing a topic and carrying out detailed, independent research to produce a 5,000 word report. In addition, the student must deliver a […]

     
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  • Attendance Matters – Most Improvers

    Attendance Matters – Most Improvers

    As part of our campaign to push up attendance to outstanding levels, 30 students who had shown the biggest improvement over the course of this term won the highly prized opportunity to participate in a celebratory breakfast with our Deputy Headteacher.  ‘Breakfast with Mr Rose’ saw the improving students meet […]

     
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  • Y8 & Y10 Netball Matches at Kingsmead Bring Mixed Results

    Y8 & Y10 Netball Matches at Kingsmead Bring Mixed Results

    The Friary & Kingsmead shared the spoils in some high quality netball matches with Y10 losing out 11-7 but Y8 dominating to win 8-2. The Y10 match ebbed-and-flowed with both sides showing great defensive and attacking skills but, despite ‘Girl of the Game’ Kayley Smith’s excellent perseverance and play under […]

     
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  • Christmas Tree Festival & Angel Project

    Christmas Tree Festival & Angel Project

    The Friary School are fully on board with Lichfield Cathedral’s ‘Christmas Tree Festival’ and are producing hundreds of angels to help fill our city’s cathedral with the targeted 10,000. Both students and staff are working towards the project and it is creating a great buzz in the school, as well […]

     
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  • From Ballerina to Karate Kid

    From Ballerina to Karate Kid

    Y10’s Steph Hart has continued her amazing winning run in national and international karate tournaments. This term has already seen international victories in the USA and Spain and now she has gained Double Gold in kumite and kata and become English National Champion in a high profile event in Solihull. […]

     
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  • Sell-Out ‘Billy Elliot’ Wins Wide Acclaim

    Sell-Out ‘Billy Elliot’ Wins Wide Acclaim

    Undoubtedly, the staging of ‘Billy Elliot’ is one of the most challenging of musicals – with acting, dancing, singing and music all in need of top-level performances, but also a high degree of empathy for a time which for many parents is well within our yesterdays but for the students is from a […]

     
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  • Y12 Geography Field Trip – Flatford Mill

    Y12 Geography Field Trip – Flatford Mill

    In November, the Y12 Geographers spent the week at Flatford Mill in Suffolk.  The Mill lies at the heart of the hamlet of Flatford and appeared in a number of John Constable’s paintings.  We felt lucky to stay in this Grade I listed building, steeped in history and surrounded by […]

     
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