The Friary School’s Year 11 students have produced outstanding exam results this summer and staff were thrilled knowing there will be homes across Lichfield and the local district celebrating fantastic individual successes after the year’s hard work reaped great rewards.

Headline measurements have improved across the board with joint English and Maths (Grade 4+) at 73% and the all-important progress scores look very strong.

There were excellent results all around and both academic and vocational courses have performed extremely well despite significant changes only last week to courses by some exam boards.

There were plenty of academic high fliers including:

Ellen Richardson – 7 x 9s, 1 x 8, 2 x Dist*         Lucy Stothert – 1 x 9, 7 x 8s, 1 x Dist*

Joshua Bramall – 4 x 9s 4 x 8s, 2 x Dist*           Ginnie-May Turner – 2 x 9s, 4 x 8s, 2 x Dist*

Tom Hughes – 5 x 9s, 2 x 8s, 1 x Dist*               Toma Smith – 2 x 9s, 4 x 8s, 1 x Dist*

Josh Worrall – 3 x 9s, 5 x 8s, 1 x Dist*               Toby Morris-Samuels – 3 x 9s, 1 x 8, 2 x Dist*

Elsewhere, Greg Bilinski, Libby Mills, Elizabeth Short, Georgina Broome and Lydia Hudson deserve mentions for the stunning progress they have made since moving on up from primary school.

Sam Sullivan, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We were absolutely delighted when we reviewed the Year 11 exam results. The key for us is always very much about moving students on from when they joined us and the leaps many of them have made have been incredible. It is not just about the academic high fliers, just as important are the individual battles of getting that good pass in Maths or max-ing out in Art.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “We are very much a school that focuses on every small detail believing that the more we get swinging in our direction, the more likely the students have a chance of succeeding. Every effort, every resource, every session, every message, is working towards these results so when they come in so well we are bursting with pride.”