Friends of New Mills Primary School

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What we do

The Friends of New Mills Primary School is an organisation of parents and staff which is open and welcoming to all. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. The group’s main task is to fundraise for the school so we can provide extra events, equipment and activities for the children to enjoy.

Last year we raised over £4000 for the school but we want to raise more!

Where the money goes

All those actively involved in the running of the Friends of New Mills Primary School are consulted about what the group spends its money on. Last year, for example, it was spent on a variety of regular and one-off activities including:

  • Class trips to Chester Zoo, Chatsworth and Jodrell Bank
  • Play equipment for lunchtime
  • Music Tuition for the Juniors
  • Looking after Sparky
  • Certificate folders for Reception
  • Crackers and Napkins for the School Christmas Dinner
  • Improvements to the grounds of the school

Get involved

There are plenty of opportunities for new parents to get involved at whatever level you can contribute – this can be helping to run a stall at the Christmas fair, donating prizes for our various raffles and tombolas or helping with the organisation of a particular event. We organise a variety of fundraising events throughout the year; as well as the Christmas and Summer fairs, we hold an annual plant sale, discos and bake-off competitions to name a few.

If you’d like to get involved in any way or have an idea for what our funds could be used for then please get in touch, or come along to one of our meetings.

When we meet

We work on a committee basis and meet on the first Tuesday evening of most months. We have 35 active members who get involved in planning and running events but we always welcome more!

Stay in touch

Please get in contact via the school office if you’d like to be added to our email mailing list. Or like the Friends of New Mills Primary School Facebook page.

Patty Doran

Chair, Friends of New Mills Primary School