The Friary School’s House system is very active in terms of community projects and each House chooses a local charity so that their find-raising benefits our local community.

This year the school’s Houses and Sixth Form have raised over £8,000 for local charities that students chose as they most affected those living around them and their efforts make a massive difference on our doorstep.

The following sums have been raised:

Darwin House – The Max & George Trust – £1196 + c.£450 in dog-related donations
Garrick House – Lichfield Food Bank – £714 + c.£450 in food donations
Johnson House – St Giles’ Hospice – £1982.50
Seward House – Midland Air Ambulance – £2203.15

Elsewhere, Sixth Form students have been working with Lichfield St Chad Rotary in their Interact Club and continue to raise funds for further charities; for example, a charity football match in partnership with Lichfield City Football Club raised over £1,000 for mental health charities.

Matt Allman, Headteacher , said; “We encourage our students to think about those living around them and they recognise that fund-raising for local charities boosts the quality of life for all of us in our district. The monies raised have largely stemmed from student leaders and volunteers and reflect our development of skills for adult and working life. Equally, our wonderful Friary families have clearly done their bit in contributing such generous amounts to the local causes.”