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  • Y10 Health & Social Care Field Trip – Visit to Darwin Court Care Home

    Y10 Health & Social Care Field Trip – Visit to Darwin Court Care Home

    We are hugely proud of our new BTEC Health & Social Care courses in Year 10 and Year 12. We all know the care sector is a critical one for society and it offers a wide range of career routes. We are taking part in National Alzheimer’s Week so this […]

     
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  • The Friary School National Recognition for Excellence – An Award for Lichfield

    The Friary School National Recognition for Excellence – An Award for Lichfield

    The Friary School was approached earlier in the year to contribute to the prestigious Parliamentary Review of 2016-2017 in acknowledgement of the excellent practice demonstrated at our school. Indeed, the recognition is very much about the superb contribution of the local Lichfield community to our school’s developments. The Parliamentary Review is a series […]

     
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  • Governors Do Lunch

    Governors Do Lunch

    Three of the school’s Governing Body dropped in last week for a school improvement but meeting, but also to see how the new lunch arrangements are going. Jamie Checkland (Chair of Governors), Michelle Painter (Leadership & Management Lead) and Nina Worrall (Sixth Form Lead) dined in the canteen with the […]

     
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  • Social Media & Stress Fuel Mental Health Crisis Amongst Girls

    Social Media & Stress Fuel Mental Health Crisis Amongst Girls

    NHS data shows a 68% rise in hospital admissions through self-harm by girls under 17 in the past decade. Girls and young women are experiencing a “gathering crisis” in their mental health linked to conflict with friends, fears about their body image and pressures created by social media, experts have […]

     
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  • Year 6 into Year 7 – The 676 Reading Challenge

    Year 6 into Year 7 – The 676 Reading Challenge

    The 676 Reading Challenge is a joint project run by the librarians at The Friary and King Edward where all Year 6 students are challenged to complete a variety of tasks focusing on the world of the written word. This meant our new Year 7 students have to investigate both […]

     
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  • GCSE Geography – Carding Mill Valley Field Trip

    GCSE Geography – Carding Mill Valley Field Trip

    On Monday 11th & Thursday 14th September our Year 11 Geographers travelled to Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire for their River Field-Work Investigation. Over 100 students looked at the flow, speed, depth, meanders and wider environment of the river and had an experience very different to classroom-based learning. Kiran Dharni, […]

     
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  • Friary British Themed Dinner at the George Hotel 4th October

    Friary British Themed Dinner at the George Hotel 4th October

    Each year Friary students are invited to prepare, cook and serve a delicious three course dinner for paying guests at The George Hotel in Lichfield. This year we will be repeating this event, sending Year 10 students to experience working in a professional venue and kitchen. The huge success of […]

     
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  • Show My Homework – System Problems

    Show My Homework – System Problems

    Students and parents will be aware that we have been experiencing problems with the Show My Homework package. The problems are coming from the company’s end and they are working hard to iron things out. Clearly, this is very disappointing as we set the tone for the new school year […]

     
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  • PTA Meeting – Tuesday 12th September

    PTA Meeting – Tuesday 12th September

    The first PTA meeting of the new school year takes place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 12th September in the Oliver Room next to school reception. The PTA raised £14,000 last year – well above the ambitious £10,000 target – and are looking for even greater success in the new academic […]

     
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  • Y11 HALL OF FAME

    Y11 HALL OF FAME

    A week after the Sixth Form high-fliers got their excellent results, our Year 11 students managed to match their achievements with some wonderful grades, and several students managed to achieve the 8 and 9 benchmarks in the all-new, all-tougher GCSEs. We measure student achievement in two main ways – attainment […]

     
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