Friends of Norwich School
The Friends of Norwich School
The Friends community incorporates parents from the Lower School and the Senior School, current and past pupils and many people in the wider community who have an interest in Norwich School. This diversity is represented in the committee membership.
All the fundraising from Friend's events and the 2nd hand uniform shop go towards providing the incredible array of clubs children have on offer across the school. The Friends also provide ongoing bursary funding.
Social activities at school are organised by a team made up of current parents and supported by the Friends Committee. Anna Stevenson is now heading up the Events team. The Friend's events committee meets once a month in the evening and the meeting is open to everyone. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend or have ideas for an event.
The Friends of Norwich School are busy arranging a host of events for the entire school community, including our ON's. There is a summary of the events in the diary. "Friends" tables are available at every event so you don't need a to be part of a group to come along. The team are always looking for ideas from the school community for events.
A Friends First Friday Coffee morning takes place in the Lower School Library on the First Friday of every month from 8.30 -10 am. This is very informal and open to ALL. Parking is available.
To find out more about upcoming events and to book visit our events page.
2nd Hand Uniform Shop
Volunteer Friends of Norwich School run a 50/50 Secondhand Shop. In addition to Schoolblazer Uniform and Sportswear, the shop accepts and sells a wide range of pre-used specialist footwear (Astro/rugby/hockey etc) and sports equipment/protection as donated.
The income generated by the sale of second-hand items not only supports a wide variety of projects for pupils within the school but is a very useful service for parents and pupils alike.
The Friend's shop is in 71 The Close and signage will be apparent during opening times. The dates are published on Parent Portal (under School Information/School Uniform) and are listed below.
When advertised, the shop is open from 4 pm - 4.45 pm on weekdays and 10 am - 12 noon on Saturdays. Almost all payment methods, including card, are accepted. A small changing room is provided so pupils are welcome to try items with or without parents/guardians
Michaelmas Term 2019
Wed 6 November, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Mon 11 November, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Wed 20 November, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Mon 25 November, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Wed 4 December, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Mon 9 December, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Lent Term 2020
Wednesday 8 January, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Monday 13 January, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Wednesday 22 January, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Monday 27 January, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Wednesday 5 February, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Saturday 15 February, 10 am – 12 noon
Monday 24 February, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Wednesday 4 March, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Monday 9 March, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Wednesday 18 March, 4.00 – 4.45 pm
Saturday 28 March, 10.00 am – 12 noon
Items you would like to sell can be dropped off at the shop when open or 71A Reception during business hours. For T & C's on donating/sale of items, please refer to the information on Parent Portal.
Friends funds – where does the money go?
The Friends support bursaries for children every year.
Last year the FONS pledged over £16 000 to a host of clubs, societies and projects and this year another £16 000 has been added to include:
Lower School – basketball hoops and football goals
Duke of Edinburgh- replacement of equipment
Early morning running club – high visibility NS vests
Lower School – Bee keeping & Knit and Natter club
Sport – Indoor Netball posts
Fencing – electronic fencing scoring equipment
Rowing – 2 Kayak Pro Ergos with sliders
Norwich Model Arctic – support of the NORMAC conference
Economics – launching Young Chamber of Commerce
English – New Writers Festival 2020
Lower School – Garden and Eco club
Economics, Business & Politics – large screen TV
Lower School – Nurture group to support pupils
Pre-Prep – Little Einsteins club and development of the outdoor learning environment
Scouts – new kayaks and mega paddle boards
Art & Design – under glaze colours for use in pottery
Athletics – Speed and strength training equipment
Lower School – Photography Club
Sport Science – training bars
Film Club – new equipment
Cheerleading – training mats
Sailing – a shelter with sides and a spinnaker
Orienteering – mapping of Mousehold Heath
Boat Club – dynamic Ergometer
E23 Norwich School Radio – new equipment
Lower School Construction Club – Lego
Keep in touch
To find out about what the Friends have been up to, for upcoming or recent events, and how funds are being spent, please follow the Friends Facebook and Twitter pages or send an email:
Facebook: Search ‘Friends of Norwich School’
The Friends of Norwich School is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (1170059) run by Trustees:
The Headmaster of Norwich School: Steffan Griffiths
The Master of the Lower School: John Ingham
The Fundraising Campaign Director: Jonathan Pearson
Three general elected Trustees: Madele de Lange (Chair), Jonathan Hook (Treasurer), Jo Hood (Company Secretary)