|The Friends of The Spinney|
Welcome to the Friends of the Spinney webpage. We are a group of parents who support the school by organising social events and passing all funds raised to the school for the direct benefit of the children. In the past our funds have paid for a range of resources including books, cameras, musical instruments and garden equipment. This year we are focussing on the purchase of outdoor play equipment.
We meet a couple of times each term to plan activities such as discos, fairs and picnics, and also take part in running the events. It is a great way to get involved in school life and to meet other parents, and it's also a great deal of fun!
Click here for our articles of association.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online from your weekly shop to your annual holiday you could be raising a free donation for The Friends of The Spinney? There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's. It doesn't cost you a penny extra! It's really simple, all you have to do is:
- Join. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fospinneyprimary/ and sign up for free.
- Shop. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
- Raise. After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever! There are no catches or hidden charges and we would be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
There will be a uniform sale again this year at the Summer Fair. The Friends are looking for any clean, washed items in good condition (no stains or holes please), logoed items such as book bags, fleeces and other standard uniform. Please only donate logoed polo shirts and t-shirts. If you have child-sized coat hangers they would also be gratefully received.
We would appreciate it if you could remove any name labels, and please note that we will not be selling tights, socks or underwear. Items can be handed into the school office. Thank you!
The next Friends disco is on Friday 25th May. Entrance is £3 on the door. The Foundation and KS1 disco takes place from 4:30-5:45pm and the KS2 disco will run from 6:00-7:30pm. Please note that this is a drop-off event. If any parent or carer is able to help at either disco, please contact the Friends.
This year's Summer Fair will take place on Sunday 24th June, 2:30-5:00pm. There will be a variety of activities taking place during the afternoon, including an inflatable assault course and bouncy castle, and the opportunity to do some games with instructors from Premier Sports. In addition, there will be a BBQ and an ice-cream van along with many other exciting stalls and games. There will be a main raffle with some excellent prizes, plus two speciality hampers that will be raffled on the day.
If you are able to help us on the day, please contact the Friends by email or leave your details with the school office.
We look forward to seeing you all there!