• Y9 ACWY / DTP Immunisations

    Y9 ACWY / DTP Immunisations

    Y9 students are due to have their MenACWY (meningitis) and DTP (tetanus, diphtheria and polio) immunisations on Tuesday 10th March. Students have been given a letter to bring home today and the permission slip for the immunisations is due in by Friday 28 February. If you would like more information […]

  • Careers Guidance – Women in the Construction

    Careers Guidance – Women in the Construction

    Sixth Form students were visited by Sonia Short (CIOB) and alumni student Gemma Writer (MCIOB) who graduated at the Chartered Institute of Building last summer. Gemma left the Friary 9 years ago and now works for Turner Townsend as a Senior Cost Manager. I have attached the presentation from today […]

  • The Jerusalem Trust Award Grant

    The Jerusalem Trust Award Grant

    Our RE department has successfully gained a grant for £600 from The Jerusalem Trust. Their funding will make a big difference to our teaching resources and will be focused on materials for the Christianity element of our courses. Harjinder Nahal, RE teacher and bid co-ordinator, said: “We would like to […]

  • School Website Changes

    School Website Changes

    Following recent changes to the Department for Education and OFSTED requirements, we will be re-designing the format and content of the school website. Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “This work will largely take place over half-term and everything is due to be up-and-running by the end of February. The changes will […]

  • Student Volunteering Week

    Student Volunteering Week

    Throughout Student Volunteering Week, students have been learning about different volunteering opportunities both in school and in our local community. Students have entered our House Competition by completing ‘Active Hands’ designed to demonstrate how pupils get involved and lead an active life. Activities have ranged from, helping back stage during […]

  • U15 Boys Hockey – Thrilling Draw with Denstone

    U15 Boys Hockey – Thrilling Draw with Denstone

      From the whistle, Friary applied immediate pressure on the opposition gaining an early lead from a reverse stick shot by Jacob Mieleniewski. However, Denstone College came back fighting earning a short corner to score their first. Soon after Jacob Wright made a speedy run into the Denstone D and […]

  • Y10 Employability Workshops & Interviews

    Y10 Employability Workshops & Interviews

    Last week Y10 students took part in an Employability Workshop as part of our Raising Aspirations Programme. The sessions involved a range of volunteer professionals who came to talk about interviews and first impressions. Today we held individual mock interviews that had been designed to ensure every student is prepped […]

  • E-Safety Warning – Bogus Modelling Agency

    E-Safety Warning – Bogus Modelling Agency

    From time to time we get messages from the local police and/or Staffordshire County Council recounting an issue which we should monitor and potentially inform parents about. Consequently, we would like to share the following message we have received: “I have been made aware this morning by one of the […]

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Trip

    PricewaterhouseCoopers Trip

    Year 12 students were fortunate enough to visit PwC in Birmingham for the #FuturesUp event held by Uptree. The session was an employability workshop designed to invigorate and motivate students into exploring alternatives outside of the world of work and university pathways. There was an inspirational speech from ‘Every Child […]

  • Raising Aspirations – University of Birmingham Visit

    Raising Aspirations – University of Birmingham Visit

    Year 10 students visited University of Birmingham campus on 4th February. The day, run by university staff, focused on students’ future goals and aspirations, the importance of their GCSEs, the advantages of higher education, and included a campus tour. Students learned that around half of all young people go on […]


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