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 the School Office.

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 - October winners are:

1st prize of £50 - Thomas Rafferty (no. 30)
2nd prize of £10 - Eileen Clare (no. 38)

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 - September 2019 

Thank you for supporting this event we raised £92.00 for school funds.

School Bake Off Competition Winners - September 2019

Infants - Isabella and Lily-Mae

Juniors - Michael and Megan

MacMillan Coffee Morning - September 2019

Thank you for supporting this event.  We raised a fantastic £437 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Christmas Cards - November 2019

The designs have been collected and are being printed at the moment.  We expect deliver by the end of November.  Watch this space...

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.

Raffle tickets will be sent home with your children shortly.  Please sell as many raffle tickets as you can.  If you would like to sell more tickets than your child has been given, please see the School Office to collect more.  Thank you.

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.