• Zorb Football

    Zorb Football

    The latest addition to our extensive extra-curricular programme – see the Spring Term schedule under the Students Tab of our website – is Zorb football which has been taken up by Year 7 and Year 8 students keen to try something that little bit different. Zorb football is hugely fun […]

  • Hard working students get cool reward

    Hard working students get cool reward

    Over 120 students received a tasty treat from a Cannock Dairies ice cream van last Friday, as a reward for their hard work, excellent attitude and good behaviour. Many of the students belong to Darwin House, who earned the most House Points overall during the half-term up to Christmas. Students […]

  • Garrick Week

    Garrick Week

    It’s been “Shark Week” at The Friary – Garrick (Sharks) House Week – and we have been raising money for our House charity, The British Lung Foundation, through a range of fun and exciting projects. Students and parents have donated loads of cakes to sell at lunch time earlier in […]

  • International Students Talk Living Overseas

    International Students Talk Living Overseas

    We are very proud of our International Placement Scheme at our school which sees Sixth Formers from overseas come and spend a year at the school and set up home with local families. This year were have Tatiana Mochi and Maggie Giambenedetti from Italy and Anna Ekman from Sweden and […]

  • Garrick’s Got Talent

    Garrick’s Got Talent

    As part of Garrick House Week, the lunchtime Garrick’s Got Talent Competition has seen some great performances – Mr Hood and Mr Cain also performed a Red Hot Chilli Peppers number too. The heats through the week saw two finalists come to the fore: singing team Emma Brooke and Isabelle […]

  • Friary U15 Girls Football Team Storm into Quarters of the Nationals

    Friary U15 Girls Football Team Storm into Quarters of the Nationals

    Friary 7 vs 0 Lymm High School Friary Under 15’s national cup team dominated Lymm High School in the last 16 of the national cup at Lichfield City’s McDonalds Community Stadium and ran out comprehensive 7-0 winners. The girls started the game like a train, scoring an early goal through […]

  • County Council Plans to Block Parent Drop-Offs on Eastern Avenue

    County Council Plans to Block Parent Drop-Offs on Eastern Avenue

    We have been made aware that Staffordshire County Council is proposing the setting up of a ‘No Waiting At Any Time Restriction’ on Eastern Avenue between Monday-Friday outside The Friary School and with the consultation being run over the Christmas period we would urge parents to get involved and oppose […]

  • PTA Raffle Prizes

    PTA Raffle Prizes

    The PTA Christmas Raffle was drawn just before the Xmas break and the following prizes were handed out:   Christmas Hamper (Clayton Holdings) – S Bridge Segway – C Shearman Arthur Price 58 piece cutlery set – P Harrigan Hoar Cross Hall Spa Vouchers – K Delaney Firefly family portrait – R Beddow Snow Dome […]

  • Prize-Giving Evening

    Prize-Giving Evening

    The last week of term saw the re-arranged Prize-Giving Evening staged to celebrate the achievements of students in subjects across the curriculum and wider school life both in the summer exams and over the last term. The prizes were awarded as follows: Key Stage Three: English – Ellen Richardson                  Maths – […]

  • Staff Choir Impress Students over Lunch

    Staff Choir Impress Students over Lunch

    The staff choir gathered in the canteen today to give wonderful renditions of a selection of festive songs. There was an eclectic mix ranging from traditional carols to more up-tempo numbers including a gangsta rap version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman”, a trip hop rendition of “Do They Know […]

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