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Parents and Friends' Association

Welcome to the Friends of The Raleigh (FoTR).  When your children start school here, every one of you, Mums and Dads are automatically members of the Friends of The Raleigh. 

The primary function of the FoTR is to raise money and organise events that enhance our children’s experience at school. We raise a huge £20,000 a year with a wide variety of activities for both children and parents.

Every year we fund the Year 6 leavers’ Waterstones Gift Vouchers for Books, Christmas Crackers for the children’s Christmas Lunch and reading books for the classroom.

Over the last few years we have made major purchases such as:

  • Woodchip for Adventure Playground£1,200
  • Allotment Garden£3,600
  • Numicon, a new maths resource for the entire school£6,000
  • Staging£4,700
  • Internal Sound system£6,200
  • Playground equipment£6.500
  • The new Galley Kitchen that everyone cooks in £11,000

We are always looking for new ideas to raise money and events to keep the children entertained and we always need help in organising and running the various events throughout the year.

The FoTR meets just three times a year.  The meeting typically lasts up to 1.5 to 2 hours, during which time we review past activities, discuss upcoming events, vote on expenditure requests and brainstorm new fundraising ideas. A list of upcoming meetings can be found under ‘FoTR meetings’. We would love to see you there. If you can’t make it but still want to contribute to the FoTR – perhaps you have some great ideas or contacts - please email us at There is always plenty to get involved in.

We also have a Facebook Page: where we regularly post about up and coming events. Please like it to keep up to date with upcoming events and news.