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Wantage CE Primary School

Learning for Life

"Life in abundance" John 10:10

The Friends

Dear Parents/Carers,


The children (and some teachers) have each drawn brilliant self portraits and they have been turned into really fantastic tea towels.


Proofs of the two designs are attached to this email, they will also be available to see on the noticeboard outside the front of the school. There is a nursery, foundation and KS1 design and a KS2 design. They will make the best Christmas gifts for family and a great keep sake for those moving onto secondary school next year.


The tea towels cost just £6 each or three for £12. Payment can be either cash or cheque, we're sorry, but Parent Pay is not available. 


Order forms will be coming home with the children either today or Monday. All funds raised will go towards new play equipment for the children. 


We look forward to receiving your orders and thank you for your continued support. 


Kind regards,


Friends PTA

Next Friends Meeting:

2nd November 2021 7.30pm at The Royal Oak


Previous Fundraising:

Easter Trail 2021

You helped us raise £110. Thank you


Pumpkin Trail 2020
You helped us raise £342.  Thank you so much

5p Bottle Challenge –  2021.

Christmas Cards 2020:
Raised £400.  

Christmas Hamper Raffle:

Thank you for your support…all money raised goes to
supporting our wonderful school

Who are the Friends?What do Friends do?Can I get involved?News & events

We are people just like you. Parents, teachers and supporters of Wantage CE, who want to make school life the best it can be for our children. Click here to learn about the different roles in Friends, or Contact us [] if you would like to know more.

We organise and run events throughout the year, providing social opportunities for parents and a valuable source of fundraising for the school. You can find minutes of our most recent meetings and fundraising reports here.Absolutely! Friends is open to everyone and all contributions, whether big or small are very welcome. Check out our latest opportunities to see if there is something that suits your skills and learn how you can raise money for Friends from the comfort of your armchair.Follow all the latest news and find out about upcoming events on the Friends Blog and our Facebook page.


Friends Committee

The Committee is elected at the Friends Annual General Meeting. Formal roles and persons currently in position include:

Chairperson - Lisa Strange

Vice-Chair - Suzy Ditchburn

Secretary - George Cook

Treasurer -Lisa Withers

General members - Caroline Burgess, Laura Legate

Staff Representatives - Cathy Godfrey, Claire Tobin


Year Group Representatives

A number of volunteers support Friends events, by helping to organise and facilitate activities in their chosen year group. Year Group Representatives for the current year are listed below.



Suzanne Richardson and Rosie Jackson

Year 3

 Rosie or Suzanne


Year 4

 Suzy and Lisa

Year 1

 Nicola and Natalie P

Year 5


Year 2

 Hannah and Cat

Year 6

 Laura and Lizzy 


Friends Committee meetings are held monthly and all parents are welcome to attend. Meeting details are advertised on the Friends Blog, Facebook page and school notice boards. If you are interested in becoming a Committee member or Year Group Representative, please email:



Getting Involved

Many hands make light work and we are always looking for people to get involved. From browsing the internet through to baking a few cakes or painting a shed, there are always opportunities to get stuck in and improve school life for our children. If you think you could tackle one of our projects, or get involved, please email Below is a list of all the projects Friends would like to complete this school year:


Cook for Classrooms  

School Disco

Y6 Leavers party

Summer Fair 


If you have a project idea that you would like Friends to consider, please email:


Charity No. 1093139

Help Friends raise funds whilst you browse the net & earn yourself some great discounts too!

Search for Wantage CE on & join up today!


Friends Meetings and Fundraising

Minutes of Friends' Meetings

Next Meetings: 

Monday 9th November 2020

Hamper wrapping 20th November - TBC

Monday 7th December

Monday 11th January 2021

Monday 1st March

Monday 26th April

Monday 24th May

Monday 21st June

Monday 12th July 


If you are have questions, issues or fundraising ideas that you would like Friends to discuss at the next Committee meeting, please email: