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The Charter School

Excellence for All

Friends of The Charter School

 Who we are

The Friends of The Charter School is run by parent volunteers working closely with school staff to raise funds and support events for the school and the school community.

The money raised by the Friends, through events and other fundraising activities, is used to support extra curricula opportunities for all students by funding equipment and supporting participation. 

For example, The Friends bought trampolines for the Sports Department two years ago, which are now regularly used for the popular trampoline club several times a week. 

My daughter loves the Trampolining Club – it’s where she met all her friends’.                 (Y7 parent, 2017)

Last year, we raised the money for a new PA system for the school assembly hall, supported participation in the expanding Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Year 8 outward bound activities, including the purchase of more tents. 

We also introduced year group social evenings to bring parents together.

Why not get involved?

All parents and carers are welcome to get involved with The Friends of The Charter School; it’s a great way to meet other parents and support the school, and we always need more willing volunteers.


#LightUpCharter LED lights campaign

Please donate to our current JustGiving campaign which aims to help the school cut its electricity bill and slash its carbon footprint by replacing old light fittings with new LED lights. You can donate via the link here: #LightUpCharter


If you shop online you can raise money for the school at no extra cost to yourself. Simply register on the easyfundraising website with The Friends of The Charter School as your cause. Then when you access your favourite online stores via the easyfundraising website and shop with them they will donate a percentage of your total spend to the school.

Click here to access the Easyfundraising site.


Monthly meetings – All welcome!

Unless stated otherwise - 6.30 to 8:00pm in the school Library.

Spring Term 2018 meetings

  • Wednesday 10 January
  • Thursday 1 February
  • Wednesday 7 March

Summer Term 2018 meetings

  • Thursday 19 April
  • Thursday 17 May
  • Thursday 14 June
  • Wednesday 11 July


Upcoming events – can you help?

School Production - The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Thurs 1 and Fri 2 March

The Friends are running the bar on both evenings - please get in touch if you can help set up and run.


The Friends Annual Quiz Night, Hosted by Jo Brand - Friday 23 March

One of our key fundraising events of the year - Tickets go onsale on Monday 19 February via ParentPay. We also need lots of volunteers to helps set up and run the event. Even if you can only spare an hour or two it really helps - get in youch using the contact details below.


Contact us

Email us at to volunteer to help at an event, sign-up to receive information about upcoming meetings and events or just to find out more.


Sign up to our Facebook group (a great place to chat to other parents) FriendsofTheCharterSchool


Follow us on Twitter @fotcs