Friends of Hopelands

Friends of Hopelands is significantly involved in funding additional resources for the school. Our events and activities not only provide fundraising opportunities, but also enrich the general education and lives of the children outside the school curriculum.

We run various fun events for the children throughout the year, which include Spooktacular (an outdoor Halloween party), designing Christmas cards, a trip to the pantomime, a visit from Father Christmas, and a popcorn, pizza and pyjama party. Our inaugural end of year disco and barbecue in July 2016 was a huge success, so it looks like this will become an annual event!

In recent years we have bought all sorts of things for the school, including a digital piano for concerts and music lessons, an oven and a blender for the practical room, a projector and screen for the Sophie Hall for use in assemblies and various lessons, a visualiser for the Year 1 classroom, several digital cameras so that each class has its own, a sandpit and toys for Fox Cubs, lots of books for the library, a set of lacrosse sticks for PE lessons, a large guillotine for the art room, folders for the school choir and plants for the school garden. Our big purchase in September 2015 was eight LearnPads for IT lessons, and in July 2016 we contributed £2,500 towards the new artificial lawn at the rear of the school.

We also run a very successful second-hand uniform service all year round. If you would like to buy or donate any uniform items, please let me know. There is usually a waiting list in operation for popular items like kilts, tracksuits and blazers, so do let me know if you'd like your name to be added to this.

We’d love to hear from you with any ideas for fundraising activities or with feedback after any of our events. Please email me directly using the address below.

Charlie Coles
Chair, Friends of Hopelands

The committee for the 2016/17 academic year:

Charlie Coles (Chair)
Colin Hall-Tomkin (Treasurer)
Maria Boix (Staff liaison)
Sara Dave
Becca Flaxman
Andy Harbottle
George Harbottle
Julie Horrell
Jackie Safizadeh
Suzie Shill
Jo Steger

Sheila Bradburn