Information for Y6 parents and students applying for September 2021

Usually at this time of year, we would be opening our doors to you and welcoming you in for an opportunity to see our school, meet our teachers and pupils and experience a little bit of life at The Friary. Our Open Evening is one of the highlights of our year and we are as disappointed as you that we are unable meet in person and share our enthusiasm with you.

This year we have taken the time to put together a range of online videos and resources to help you get to know a little bit more about our school. We hope that we have captured what it is like to be a part of The Friary School and that you are able to gain some insight into some the subjects we offer.

In addition to this, our website is updated throughout the week with current news articles about our school and is a great source of information about the day to day running of the school. All of the links below will be available for you to browse at your leisure whilst you consider your application.

The Friary School Prospectus – Click here to download


Virtual Tour of the School – Click here to view

This video contains a welcome message from Headteacher Matt Allman as well as an opportunity to see each subject area in action.


Growing up at The Friary – Click here to view

See how our Friary Ethic creates a focus for each year group and watch a slideshow showing learning experiences at The Friary.


Year 7, in their own words… – Click here to view

Listen to some of our new Year 7 pupils talking about life at their new school and answering some common Year 6 questions!


Hello from the Sixth Form – Click here to view

Our fantastic Sixth Form students have put together this short video to tell you about what it’s like to study in our sixth form as well as give you some insight into day to day life at The Friary.


How you can get involved – Click here to view

We have a hugely popular and successful Parent, Teacher and Friends Association who help organise vital fundraising events for the school. In this video our Chair of the PTFA tells you about the great work they do and how you can join in, meet new people and support your school.


Live Q&A
We will also be holding a live 30 minute Q&A session at 6.30pm on Tuesday 6th October on The Friary School Facebook page. Please email any specific questions in advance to

Details of our SEND policy can be found in the ‘policies’ section of our website. If you wish to speak to someone regarding the specific needs of your child you can contact our SENCO Mark Drury by email

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We believe we are a different school to the norm and whilst our expectations are high we also do not forget that we work with children who are well-entitled to be just that. We hope that you find the information provided useful and look forward to being able to meet you all in person later in the year.