As the official parent body of St James the Great School we are pleased to play an important part in the life of the school. In addition to organising social activities for parents and children, we continually work hard in fund-raising for the school.
Over recent years the Association has been able to provide the school with transport facilities through the provision of a 53 seater Coach and two 17 seater Mini Buses, which enables the school to run a significant number of additional educational visits for whole year groups. The efforts of the Friends Association have also seen the installation of adventure play equipment for both the junior, infant and nursery sections of the school; external seating; a range of computer equipment; along with occasional funding for school events and small items of equipment.
Our main fundraising event is the bi-annual summer fete. We also run a number of regular annual events as well as may one off events and trips. Last year our Christmas Fayre raised almost £10,000.
Our Christmas Fayre will be on Sunday 2nd December 2018 11am-3pm.
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The Friends Association are holding a fundraising family bingo night on Saturday 27th February 2016. Come and join us for a fun evening, with lots of prizes to be won, a raffle, children’s bar and our fully licensed adult bar.
Entrance is £2 per adult, primary school age children free (however, ALL children are expected to stay in the hall and be supervised by parents). Unaccompanied children will be refused entry.