• Y12 UCAS & Apprenticeship Workshops

    Y12 UCAS & Apprenticeship Workshops

    Y12 students took part in a UCAS and Apprenticeship Workshop with outside speakers coming in to upskill students so that they are better equipped to make the right choices on their future post-18 destinations. The sessions included a focus on making university choices and involved exploring research options, critically evaluating […]

  • Mental Health Support Online

    Mental Health Support Online

    We are proud to invest a lot of time and energy in supporting our student’s mental health and general well-being which in a tough climate is a challenge. This support could range from mentoring to a quiet word of praise, peer-to-peer buddying to a tutor report, PHSEE sessions to external […]

  • Duke of Edinburgh Success

    Duke of Edinburgh Success

    This year has seen 45 students taking on the Bronze Award as part of our well-respected Duke of Edinburgh Award – which this year saw our co-ordinator, Mrs Brough, win an award at Buckingham Palace. The Bronze Award cohort set themselves challenges to improve their fitness, improve or share their […]

  • Y9 iRail Challenge

    Y9 iRail Challenge

    Five Year 9 students were selected to take part in the prestigious iRail finals in Birmingham. The group had a tour of the new High Speed Rail College where they got to use virtual reality technology to solve engineering problems and the latest computer technology to design train carriages and stations. […]

  • Focus Week – Gay Pride

    Focus Week – Gay Pride

    Our first ‘Gay Pride’ Focus Week was designed to tie into the forthcoming ‘Pride’ carnival in Birmingham and brought special assemblies, tutor time activities and the latest round in the House Debating Competition. It was the turn of our Year 8 students in the most recent round of the Friary […]

  • Year 7 & Year 9 Athletics

    Year 7 & Year 9 Athletics

    Well done to all Year 7 & Year 9 students that competed at Aldersley Stadium on Thursday 17th May winning a variety of events throughout the afternoon. There were a number of strong performances including Millie-Mae John (Y7) achieving a personal best in the hurdles and coming first and for […]

  • Year 11 Study Leave Arrangements

    Year 11 Study Leave Arrangements

    As you will be aware, study leave for Year 11 students starts at the end of the day on Wednesday 23rd May. Students have received all of the information here before; however, we felt that it would be useful to clarify what is happening before, during and after study leave […]

  • Interact Club Hand-Over

    Interact Club Hand-Over

    This week saw Millie Hopcott in Y13 hand over her role as President of The Friary Interact Club to the new Sixth Form Charity Lead, Harry Barton. Millie and her team have met weekly with local Rotarians from the Lichfield St Chad Rotary Club in order to raise vital funds […]

  • Prestigious ISM Music Award for The Friary School

    Prestigious ISM Music Award for The Friary School

    Our school has been awarded the ISM Gold Certificate in Music for 2018 by the Incorporated Society of Musicians who celebration excellence in schools across England. The Incorporated Society of Musicians is a subject association for music educators and a professional body for musicians. They look after 9,000 members who […]

  • Year 11 & Year 13 – Remaining Saturday & May School Slots

    Year 11 & Year 13 – Remaining Saturday & May School Slots

    Our popular Saturday and Holiday Schools continue to run right through the exam period and we urge all Year 11s and Year 13s to attend the sessions planned in for them. The following sessions should be added to your revision timetables: Saturday School – 19th May: GCSE English – Mrs […]


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