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Stowford School

Stowford School

Stowford Friends

Who are we?

Formally known as the PTA, we raise funds to enhance the experience of all the children at Stowford School from Nursery to Year 6. We are keen to welcome new members to join the committee. Annual general meetings are held at the school. Events and meeting dates are published on the school newsletter.

Stowford Friends Committee is a registered charity (Charity Number: 1144594).

Message from Stowford Friends

We have launched a new volunteers list. Stowford Friends are keen to invite any parents, carers, grandparents, staff and local residents to support the group.

We are encouraging people to become involved in fundraising and events in any way they can – without the need to formally become a committee member.

Funds have been spent on equipment, facilities and events at Stowford School, such as:

- play equipment (the children have a wish list)

- visit by theatre group

- enhancements to the playgrounds

- contribution towards the accessibility lift

This year we hope to raise even more money, but to do that we need your help!

If you think you may be able to help out at some point during the school year, please contact  friends@stowford.devon.sch.uk.

For further information, please read the letter below.


News and Upcoming Events

The AGM was a great start to the year with some enthusiastic new members and plans for new events.  A highlight was the Treasurer’s report, stating that the Friends donated over £9,500 to the school last year!

Fashion show (29th September). Tickets (£5, including a drink) are still available but selling fast.  Some well-known faces will grace the catwalk, so please come and support them and the school. It should be a fun night! Limited tickets may be available on the night, but we suggest you buy early to avoid disappointment (please see Friends in the playgrounds).

Bag2School is back, recycling your unwanted clothes for cash.  Please return bags of clothes, shoes, towels, bedding etc to school 9th – 13th Oct (before 9 am). Any bags welcome, the more the better – no limit! All proceeds to be spent on books for the school.

If you have any unwanted uniform, there’ll be a second hand uniform sale, alongside the Oct 19th cake sale. Please drop off donations (in good condition) 16th – 19th Oct. and come along for a bargain at the sale.

Christmas already? Only for Cauliflower cards. Look out for some wonderful festive creations coming to book bags soon, ready to be turned into personal greetings cards. When completing your orders for these cards, please make cheques payable to Stowford Friends, not the school.

Important dates:

Friday 13th October: final deadline for Bag2School donations, Cauliflower card orders and disco return slips.

Tuesday 17th October: Halloween disco:

Thursday 19th October: Uniform sale (and Year 5 cake sale)

Christmas Fair: Saturday 25th November.  (We will be asking for donations of toys & games, books, cakes and gifts for the secret room please. More information to follow nearer the time).