• Preparing for a Heatwave

    Preparing for a Heatwave

    The good news is that reports suggest we’ll have a run of good weather over the last week and a half of the school year and lots of us will enjoy it over the weekends too. Even so, we want to remind parents to prepare their child for the sun […]

  • Inside Story – The Friary Fake News Scandal

    Inside Story – The Friary Fake News Scandal

    The Context As a society, we all now recognise the term ‘fake news’. Opinions published as fact, deliberate stories to mislead, personal agendas using misinformation to get a ‘win’, and the over-reaction, quick-to-anger, and abuse that follow this around. We have seen Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’, British politics is increasingly […]



    We have an important announcement related to ‘Fake News’ that has been distributed about our school. We can confirm that any claims or rumours of outlandish changes at our school next year are false and should be ignored. Our Head of History, Mr Rivers-Boyce, has provided a video explaining how […]

  • Changes for September 2022

    Changes for September 2022

    We are looking at making some changes for September and wanted to give you advance information on what to expect. The following video gives all the details: click here. Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We are looking forward to the new school year and are excited by the changes ahead.”

  • KS3 School Show – Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

    KS3 School Show – Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

    The Summer Term saw the return of our long-awaited and highly anticipated Lower School Production. This is where students from Years 7, 8 and 9 take centre stage and showcase their talent in a musical production. Of course, this was a very special show indeed, as it was the first […]

  • Year 11 Prom Night

    Year 11 Prom Night

    The Year 11 Prom Night at Branston Golf Club proved a huge success and as students headed off to ‘After-Prom’ it was clear everyone had had an amazing time. The evening began with a red carpet arrival as every student was clapped in by staff and parents and cameras were […]

  • Year 10 Girls Rounders

    Year 10 Girls Rounders

    Year 10s played a friendly game of rounders against Nether Stowe. The girls had a rocky start in the first innings, however in the second innings their fielding improved as they worked out a great technique only allowing the opposite team to gain half a round at most.  We had […]

  • Top Marks Parents at Year 6-7 Transition Evening

    Top Marks Parents at Year 6-7 Transition Evening

    Our Y6-Y7 Transition Evening saw excellent attendance and the first such event since 2019 was well-received by staff too. The evening started with a presentation by the Headteacher laying out how the school operates and where parents had a role within that. Subsequently, parents broke off into House groups and […]

  • Year 7 Cricket

    Year 7 Cricket

    The Friary got off to a disappointing start to their 11 a side cricket league this year. Friary won the toss and opened proceedings with Jack Mallender and Max Thomas striding out to face the first over. Max was the pick of the Friary batting line up with 15 off […]

  • Y9 Edale Reminders

    Y9 Edale Reminders

    We are just publishing this article as a reminder to those students / parents who are heading off on the Year 9 trip to Edale between Friday 8 July to Sunday 10 July. This will give you an insight so that you can do you bit in making sure it […]

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