Friends of St Mary's

As the parent/guardian of a child at St. Mary’s you are automatically a member of ‘The Friends of St. Mary’s’.

The ‘ Friends’ work together to enhance the education of the children at the school, organising and running fund raising events and social activities, e.g. children’s discos.

They raise money annually and this goes directly to the school and is used for the benefit of the children.

Meetings are held half-termly or as necessary and all parents/guardians and those who wish to support our work on behalf of the children are invited to attend.

If you wish to get involved please give your name to Julie Eddison at the school.

100 Club

The 100 Club is a great way to raise money for school.  Each member has a chance of winning a £50 first prize and a £10 second prize each month.  For the club to work we need at least 100 members to pay £12 to hold one number for the year, which would be in the monthly draw.  Please speak to the School Office for further details.


100 Club Winners

100+ Club 2019/20 - September winners are:

1st prize of £50 - Faye McCormick (no.42)
2nd prize of £10 - Anna Quigg (no.6)

Coffee Mornings

A coffee morning is held every Friday from 9.00am until 10.30am in the meeting room. This is organised by the ‘Friends’, many of whom stay on to make toast for the children in the juniors at 10p a slice. All volunteers are welcomed with as this is a very popular treat for the children and is a healthy alternative to ‘tuck’.  If you would like to volunteer please speak to the School Office.  A DBS check may be required dependant on your role.

Bags to School Collection - Friday 20th September 2019 

Please drop off bags at School Reception before 9.00am.  Thank you.

Mrs Kay Witherford is organising the collection.

School Bake Off Competition - Thursday 26th September 2019

Please bring entries into school on the Thursday morning before 9.00am.  The entries will be judged and then sold at our coffee morning to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

MacMillan Coffee Morning - Friday 27th September 2019

Please join us at our coffee morning.  We will be selling cakes and bakes, tea, coffees and juice, all in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.  All donations welcome.  The children will also be able to buy a cake during break time for a donation of 20p.  Please send your child in to school with their donation so they can take part.

Christmas Card Designs - Friday 18th October 2019

Please ensure your child's Christmas Card Designs are returned to School no later than Friday 18th October.  As school has now gone 'cash less' payments must be made online direct to the company.  Please see supporting letter which will be sent out week beginning 16th September.

Secret Room - Friday 29th November 2019

The junior children (years 3 to 6)  will be able to purchase a gift for a loved one from our 'Secret Room'.  The gift will be in the 'Friends' Meeting Room.  The gifts will be available for up to £2 and gifts will be limited to one per child.  

If you have any unwanted and unopened gifts, please could these be sent into school.  Many thanks.

Christmas Raffle - Friday 6th December 2019

We will be holding a Christmas Raffle again this year.  We are looking for support particularly from shops and business for donations of raffle prizes.  If you know of any businesses that might be willing to support the school please contact Amanda Eaton.

Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 20th December 2019

On the last day of school we are asking children to come to school wearing a Christmas jumper, Christmas t-shirt or Christmas accessory for a 50p donation to Save the Children.  Jumpers etc must be worn with school uniform ie. school skirt or trousers.

Preloved Rail

The preloved rail is still available.  The rail is in the meeting room and has a selection of nearly new uniform if you would like to view the items on the rail or donate any items of uniform please speak to the school office.  All donations will be gratefully received.