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Friends of Whiteshill School

Who are the Friends of Whiteshill School?

We are a group of parents and teachers who meet regularly throughout the school year to support the school, organise events and raise funds to pay for those extras which truly enhance our children’s education. We are members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and a Registered Charity.


What sort of things do we do?

Last year we raised money in a range of ways across the year.  Our biggest fundraising event was the Whiteshill scarecrow trail which is held during the October half term holiday.  This year, it raised £1600 for the school and it encourages families from our community and beyond to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine together.  Other highlights include school discos, the Christmas Fayre and the Easter fairy door trail.  

What is the money raised spent on?

The Friends of Whiteshill have supported the school through a playground improvement project.  This included the installation of a climbing wall, stopwatch and artificial grass seating area for the children to use at lunch and breaktime.  We also put in beautifully painted huts for the children to sit in and get some shade and repainted all the markings.  Pride of place in the playground is also our fantastic mural which was painted by local artist Stephanie Cole.  Further fundraising, including a very successful ‘GoFundMe’ resulted in us being able to add a wooden shelter to the classroom to provide shade for the children during the hot summer days.  The Friends have also purchased a set of 16 iPads for the school which are used to facilitate the computing curriculum and enhance learning across other subjects as well.

This year’s funds will be used to develop the rest of the outdoor space at Whiteshill, giving the children even more choice of how to spend their lunch and breaktime and also providing areas for outdoor learning throughout the school day.


How can I get involved?

Yes! Whether you are a new parent or someone whose children have been coming to the school for years, you are very welcome to join us. As a parent or carer of a child at school you are automatically a member of the Friends but if you want to help, have your say on how funds should be spent of have ideas for new events, please come along to the committee meetings which are held approximately once each half-term and advertised through the school newsletter.