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.


Please select the document below to see our latest newsletter and for a printable version of upcoming events.


File icon: pdf Friends Newsletter October 2018 [pdf 146KB] Click to download

Friends Planning Meeting

The next meeting will be at the Millgate Pub on Tuesday 6th November at 7.00pm.  All welcome.

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

September winners are:

1st prize of £50 - Emma Aston

2nd prize of £10 - Sharon Skinkis-Loftus

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.

Cauliflower Christmas Cards - Deadline for Designs - Wednesday 17th October 2018

The design sheets and accompaning letter will be send out this week.  This is a lovely activity to do with your child and a spcial personalised card for friends an relatives.  In addition to this each order helps raise funds for our school.  This year your child's design can also be placed on a ceramic mug or on gift labels.

For further information or ideas please click on the picture link.

Bags 2 School Collection - Friday 19th October 2018

Bag 2 school collection will be Friday 19th October. The bags and accompanying letters will be sent out asap. Please try to fill your bag and bring it to reception on Friday 19th October. Every bag filled raises funds for our school.

For further information please visit the ‘Bag 2 School’ website by clicking on the picture link.

Secret Christmas Room - Friday 30th November

Our Secret Christmas Room gives our junior children the opportunity to buy a loved one a gift which is gift wrapped by Santa’s elves. This will be our fifth year of running this popular event. It’s such a lovely day for all involved. More information to follow regarding volunteering elves and donations of any unwanted, unopened gifts.

St Mary’s Christmas Fair - Saturday 1st December  

More details to follow regarding help from the Friends and about a non uniform day for bottle donations - Friday 30th November.

Christmas Raffle - Friday 7th December

We are hoping to run our Christmas Raffle again this year.  The success of this event depends upon the generosity of local people and businesses.  We are looking for prize donations.  Please get in touch with school or a member of 'The Friends' if you can help in any way.  It would be greatly appreciated. 

Raffle tickets to go on sale and more information to follow soon.

Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 21st December

In aid of ‘Save the children’. Letters with details to follow soon.

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.