• Prize Giving Evening 2019

    Prize Giving Evening 2019

    Our annual Prize Giving Evening saw awards given out to those students who shone in Year 9 (as they ended Key Stage Three) and Year 11 (as they faced their final GCSE exams) and our lead guest, Pat Hunt, CEO of the Greywood Multi-Schools Trust, had the chance to meet […]

  • Peer Support through Reading Buddies

    Peer Support through Reading Buddies

    Friary Sixth Form students have signed up to give up some of their Enrichment time to undertake reading with Year 7 children. All Sixth Formers have been trained in how to undertake the support and the younger students certainly respond well to such a positive role models for them as […]

  • National Poetry Day

    National Poetry Day

    To celebrate National Poetry Day on Thursday 3rd October, the school library ran a poetry competition with the theme of TRUTH. Entries came in from students in Years 7-9 on various different subjects. One was the truth about growing up, another was the truth about friends, and another was the […]

  • Acorns Hospice Charity Work in the Community

    Acorns Hospice Charity Work in the Community

    MESSAGE FROM: Alice Blackwell and Mia Lowe (11D2). On Saturday the 26th of October at the Plant Plot Garden Centre in Lichfield we will be hosting and event in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice, Darwin House’s selected local charity. There will be stalls, games , competitions and Storm Troopers too […]

  • World Challenge Training Expedition

    World Challenge Training Expedition

    Sixth Form students due to embark on our World Challenge expedition to Malawi in Summer 2019 spent this weekend participating in their preparatory expedition which contributes to readying them for their final experience. This field trip involved testing out equipment, camping out, preparing food and essentially honing the core life-skills […]

  • Oxbridge Workshop

    Oxbridge Workshop

    Today, Dr Charlotte Houldcroft (a past Friary student herself) returned to school to run an incredible workshop with our Y12 and Y13 Apollo students to enlighten them about the process of applying to the most prestigious UK universities. Charlotte, who graduated from Oxford University, now works as a Science Lecturer […]

  • Garrick House Week

    Garrick House Week

    The first of our House Weeks saw Garrick House take centre stage as they held court to raise funds for Lichfield Foodbank. The week saw cake sales, film showings, guess the sweets in the jar, Soak the Teacher, a 6-a-side competition, and much more besides. There was also a food […]

  • Sexual Health Week

    Sexual Health Week

    As part of the national sexual health campaign, all students took part in age-appropriate sessions in tutor times and assemblies designed to ensure their personal development moves forward just like their academic pathways. These sessions covered issues ranging from healthy relationships to contraception. Indeed, Year 11 students met with the […]

  • World Teacher’s Day

    World Teacher’s Day

    This celebratory day is all about acknowledging the crucial role teachers can play in children’s lives and, at a time when teacher shortages are at their worse, it is something we thought was well worth celebrating with our staff and students. The current recruitment crisis means we as a school […]

  • Year 11 Trip to Paris

    Year 11 Trip to Paris

    Over 40 French students enjoyed a 4 day field trip to Paris and returned weary from their expedition but having had a wonderful time. After a day of travelling, the first full day saw a hectic schedule that took in most of the main sites. The day started at the […]


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