Welcome back everyone! Our motto for the year is 'Be the best you can be', and our value for this term is 'Love'.

Wantage CE Primary School

Excellence for All

"Life in abundance" John 10:10

The Friends

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 - Laura Legate

Vice-Chair - Lizzy Hylton

Secretary - Suzy Ditchburn

Treasurer -Lisa Withers

General members - Cat Ringsell, Victoria Douglas

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.



Victoria Douglas

Year 3

Amy Sims


Amy Bass and Cat Ringsel

Year 4


Year 1

Suzy Boote and Abi Randall

Year 5

Laura Hardy and Vicky Munday

Year 2

Emma Paton and Emma Elliott

Year 6

Caroline Burgess and Helen Birchall


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 Books  

School Disco

Y6 Leavers party

Summer Fair - 21st June 2019  3-5pm


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: 

9th July 7:30pm


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