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Meet the Friends of the School


We held lots of fundraising events in 2018 to raise funds to purchase our outdoor classroom.

We held our Easter disco in February and had an Easter chocolate raffle for the children after school at the end of term which together raised just over £550.  We then had the Tour de Yorkshire event turned out to be a bigger concern than we had anticipated with Look North in attendance this event raised just short of £400.  Plus events held out of school such as a car boot, race nights and quiz nights bringing in an amazing £2227.79. Then our amazing Smile for a Mile where the children where given sponsor forms and we opened a Just Giving page, the children were required to have fun while walking the mile, this event topped just under £4000!  We now have  our little hobbit house in place.  A fun outdoor class room for our children, we have fully furnished the room with cushions, lights and throws to make it a space the children want to learn in and feel warm and comfortable.

we also converted it into santas grotto at the Christmas disco, it was just magical.

Cherry Burton Friends of School Constitution October 2018

Here is our Meet the Friends of school pack for 2018....happy reading, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Our Christmas fundraising raised an amazing sum of £1846.79....thank you so much to everyone who supported our events. Attached are pictures of our Secret Shop, Christmas Raffle and Fun Night

Newsletter 6 - Feb 16 - July 16

Summer Fun Evening 2016 - A great success, really well attended, thank you so much to everyone who helped out...cake making, cellophane bag filling, setting up, stall running, stock soaking!! We could not do these events without your support and we are hugely gratefull, thank you. We raised an amazing sum of £1027.17

Year 6 hoodies Attached are photos of the leavers hoodies. This is a sample. The quality is very good, this is a size adult XS which is age 12-14, chest size 34", the S is chest size 37". I would not recommend going smaller, XS will be slightly big on most of our Y6 pupils. On the front is the child's name or nickname, colour navy blue. If you definitely want one, time is of the essence....please let me know asap by text 07812069524 with the name or nickname required on front and write cheque for £15 to Cherry Burton FOS with your address on the back by Thursday if possible, orders cannot be put through without the money, sorry.

We raised an amazing £556.41 at our Easter Eggstravaganza and had great fun doing it. Thank you to everyone who came and supported!

Newsletter Sept 15' - Jan 16'

CHRISTMAS FUN EVENING 2015. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported our events this year, our Christmas fundraising (including Christmas Cards, Raffle & Christmas Fun Evening) raised an incredible £2400.

2015 Fundraising Christmas Cards, designed and featuring our children; here are a few....didn't they do a great job?!

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE DRAW 2015 - A huge thank you to everyone who donated a prize for this years raffle, we really appreciate your support.

Newsletter 4 Easter '15 to July '15

Our new KS1 Sandpit cost £697.22 - It all started at Dig it Day and has been a huge success! Have a look at the progress pictures and lovely letters of thanks from KS1 together with pictures of them having fun.

Summer Fayre, we raised a huge £984.55....well done everyone!

Newsletter 3 Sept '14 - Easter '15

Easter Eggstravaganza 2015 - We raised £466.44......Well done everyone!!

Christmas Fun Evening 2014 - All of our fundraising efforts (Fun evening, raffle & cards) raised an amazing £1920.57...... Well done everyone!!

2014 Fundraising Christmas Cards designed by and featuring our children.....What a great job they did of them too!

2014 Christmas Raffle Draw - Thank you so much to everyone who donated prizes. This year, our raffle tickets advertised all of the companies that kindly donated prizes.

Christmas Secret Shop 2014

Newsletter 2 - Summer 2014

Summer Family Fun Evening - We raised £1084.17

Newsletter 1 - Sept 13' to Easter 14'

Christmas Fun Evening 2013 - All of our Christmas fundraising events raised a total of £1300.87

A very warm welcome to The Friends of School webpage -

 Who are we?

The Friends of School (FOS) are a group of volunteer parent, guardian, grandparent helpers who work together to raise money for Cherry Burton Primary School. 


What do we do?

We organise fundraising events each term eg; Bags 2 School, Car Boot Sales, Easter Eggstravaganza, Christmas Family Fun Night, Secret Christmas Shop, Summer Fun Evening & Refreshments at sports day and school events.


Why do we do it?

We believe that our children are at school for a relatively short period of time.  FOS events such as Christmas Fun Evenings, Easter Eggstravaganzas, Summer Fun Evenings, Secret Christmas shops, tea towel making etc are great fun for the children.  We think these events will be remembered fondly by our children for life.  Further, the funds we raise allow us to purchase items for the school, these enrich our childrens experience at school and make learning even more engaging.


What have we spent our money on?

  • May 16' £2186 to renovate the rainbow room, new glass doors, floor and carpet.
  • Mar 16' £2300 for 12 ipads.  We now have one ipad per child in a class.
  • Feb 16' £500 for school library books
  • Sept 15' £1300  for new woodland themed school library, seating and new shelving.
  • July 15' £697.22 for a huge sandpit for KS1
  • July 14' £6206.20 for 15 ipads, MAC computer & lockable charging unit
  • Feb 14' £500 for canvas and art equipment to allow for an art department & art gallery evening
  • £4000 towards new dining tables
  • Outdoor play items including benches, a storyteller chair, traverse wall, basketball posts and a ramp
  • A stage and spotlights for performances


Why get involved?

The FOS committee depends on a continuous cycle of parent/carer involvement.  As children leave their final year, so do their parents.  Taking an active role in FOS is fun, you get to have your say and share your ideas.  It is a great way to meet other people and feel more involved with the school.


How do you become involved?

Email us at or text/ring Vicky Colclough on 07905899402 It would be great to have you on board.


Meet the Team;

Chair Person - Vicky Colclough

Vice Chair - Kevin Costello

Treasurer - Heather Duerden

Secretary - Zoe Moon

Vice Secretary - Julie Jowsey

Vanessa Foster

Becky Waring

Esmie Elliott

Christine Hall

Andy Robinson

Caroline Byass





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