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Who we are


The Friends of St Edmundsbury School are a group of parents, carers and teachers who are committed to supporting our school. Our main focus is organising fundraising and social events, but we also try and attract support for the school from local businesses and other organisations.
There are core members who regularly attend committee meetings and plan the programme for the year, but many other parents and carers across the school are involved in small ways in putting on events. It is the contributions from the cake-bakers, face-painters, equipment shifters, drink pourers and ticket sellers that make it all possible! There are fewer core members than ever before and we are always looking to welcome more help. Please do get involved if you can!

What we do

The highlights of our year are the Christmas Disco, Father Christmas visit, Chocolate Bingo event and Summer Fete, but there are also regular smaller events such as cake sales, jumble sales and Christmas Wreath making. Details of the events are on the Facebook page, school website or in the school newsletters.
The money raised by the Friends is put to good use around the school. Much of the landscaping work was paid for through Friends’ fundraising, the KS1 playground play equipment as well as a new PA system, collapsible staging and Ipads  Many items helping the children in their learning were also funded by the Friends. In the Summer Term 2022 and 2023 we were delighted to be able to fund visits from the Drama Geezers which are very popular both with the students and the teachers! 

Why we do it


Our aim is to make children’s time at St Edmundsbury even better by raising money to invest in the school. In a time of financial pressures, school budgets are constantly being cut, so the Friends are keen to make sure St Edmundsbury children benefit from the things that will help them learn and enjoy school as much as possible. We also think that getting school families together through fundraising events is a great way to support one another and to have fun.

Get involved!


If you would like to get involved in any way, including if you have links to local businesses we might be able to work in partnership with, please speak to any of us in the playground, message us on Facebook or email us: Please remember to LIKE our Facebook page to keep up to date with news and events!


We are always happy to meet new parents whether your children are new starters or if they have been with us a while, we love new input, fresh ideas and energy! Come along to our next meeting, we would love to hear from you!