The school is committed to working with local and national charities in order to develop our students awareness and sensitivity to the world around them.

The Interact Club

The Interact Club is a student-led charity organisation that works alongside the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad to raise funds for local charities.

The Interact Club meet with Rotary members on a weekly basis and recent fund-raisers have been successfully undertaken for the Teddy Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, MIND and Save the Children.

The activities are planned and delivered by the students and have included collections, cake sales and sponsored events.


The Friary PTA has benefited from a major upsurge in membership and activities and the student body play a major part in supporting them in the running of their events.

This includes students helping to stage Own Clothes Days, run Summer Sizzler stalls, attending PTA events and advising the PTA on where best to spend their funds.

The PTA and the School Council work closely together to ensure the student voice has a real impact on the developments in the school

Future Developments

The school is looking to move to a House system from September 2017 and the plan is that the four Houses will each stage elections to decide on which local charity they wish to support for a fixed 2-year period.

The purpose of this arrangement is so that students decide how best they can serve their local community and, rather than simply handing over some money, the students can actively learn about and engage with the charity.

Further Information

For more information about charity work at our school, please contact Lottie Hearn, Assistant Headteacher, via