Blackfriars offers extension learning opportunities to support boys with strengths in one or more areas. At the beginning of each year, students participate in diagnostic testing to identify their abilities and strengths. Continual assessment by teachers during the year is reported to parents through written reports, interviews and informal conversations.
Students with particular academic strengths are encouraged to challenge and accelerate their academic progress. Extension learning is offered in Science, Maths, Numeracy and Literacy. Boys who excel in other areas such as Music, Sport or Art, have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities that motivate and encourage further achievement in their areas of strength