The 'School Friends' are a group of parents, carers, staff and volunteers who plan, organise and help out with all sorts of activities and fundraising in school. We help to finance some of the 'extras' in school and support lots of fun activities such as Film and Disco nights, the Easter Bonnet Parade, the annual Summer Fayre, various Cafes (some for charity) and other events including our very popular Bingo Night!
Funds raised go towards reducing the costs of school trips each year (we usually fund the transport), helping Santa to visit and give out presents at Christmas (!), and funding 'extras' such as the new sound system & projector last year. We are currently fundraising for resurfacing and improvements to the school playground. Some of the work has already been completed and we now have a lovely new activity trail, thanks to a £3k contribution from the Friends Group and a 'Big Lottery Grant' of £10k which we were successful in obtaining and which helped to fund the work needed.
We usually get together once a month during school time (currently Monday mornings after drop-off). Please don't be put off if you have young children - bring them along. We can always find some toys, a drink of squash and a biscuit! And if you can't get to meetings ... we have an email network for keeping in contact so just let the school office know you are interested and we will include you on the list. Help is always appreciated for different events and it is a great way to get involved and support our children's school.
We are a registered charity and all funds raised are managed and accounted for in line with our legal obligations.
If you would like any more information, please leave your contact details with the School Office and we will be in touch - or just come along to a get-together (advertised in Parentmail and Newsletters) - no obligation to come to every meeting!