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 thousands of pounds annually and this goes directly to the school and is used for the benefit of the children.

Meeting 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 or to one of the parents already involved.

Our Next Meeting

We are having a friends Christmas get together. Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at Millgate from 7pm. Everyone 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. 


100 Club  - December 2017 draw winners are: 

+ club 2017/18 - December 2017 draw (8th monthly draw), took place Friday 8th December 2017. The winners were:

1st prize of £50 - Mat Eaton - No. 22

2nd prize of £10 - Helen Jackson - No. 29

Congratulations to you both

Thank you to Jennifer Fretwell for drawing this months numbers


+ club 2017/18 - January 2018 draw (9th monthly draw), took place Friday 12th January 2018. The winners were:

1st prize of £50 - Stefania Agnello - No. 55

2nd prize of £10 - Samantha Barlow - No. 99

Congratulations ladies your cheques will be available at the school office to collec

Thank you to Shirley Bridgen for drawing this months numbers

Any existing or new friends can still have a number(s) for our monthly draws. Each month - 1st prize £50 and 2nd £10

3 months left for this current 2017/18 year.

If you fancy having a flutter and helping raise funds for school please see myself Hayley Rafferty Julie Eddison or pick up a membership form from the school office and pay £3.

Thank you & good luck

Coffee Mornings

The school has a parent’s room in which a coffee morning is run every Friday from 9.00am until 10.30am. 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 ‘open arms’ as this is a very popular treat for the children and is a healthy alternative to ‘tuck’. 

Please could we ask for more junior parents/ guardian volunteers! 

Bags 2 School - Thursday 25th January 2017

Bags and letters were sent home on 12th January.

Valentines ‘Red’ Non-uniform Day and Prize Draw

More information coming soon...

Preloved Rail

The preloved rail is now up and running.  The rail is in the Ladybird Room and has a selection of nearly new uniform.  Please help yourself to any items you need (items are free).  If anybody has any unwanted nearly new uniform please send them into the school office.  All donations will be gratefully received.