Friends of Norwich School
The Friends of Norwich School
The Friends community incorporates past pupils and their parents, current parents and anyone in the wider community who has an interest in Norwich School. This diversity is represented in the committee membership.
Social activities at school are organised by a team made up of current parents and supported by the Friends Committee. Sinead Merron is now heading up the Events team. The Friends events committee meets once a month in the evening and 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 of interest for the entire school community, including our ON's. There is a summary of events in the diary already which we would love you to join us for and we are always looking for ideas from the school community for events you are interested in us sourcing, or you would like us to arrange.
To find out more about upcoming events and to book visit our events page.
Key dates to Save in your diary:
Armistice Exhibition and Screening of ‘Their War’, November 19th 2018 at Norwich Castle
Quiz Night, November 22nd at Norwich School Refectory, 7pm
Norwich School Staff Variety Show, December 14th at Norwich School Blake Studio, 6.15pm
Comedy Night, 1st February 2019
Jazz Night, 16th March 2019
Tickets can be booked on www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwich-school
2nd hand uniform shop
Volunteer Friends run a second-hand uniform shop for the Friends of Norwich School.
The income generated by the sale of second-hand uniform supports a variety of projects for pupils within the school and is a very useful service for parents and pupils alike.
The Friend’s Clothing Shop is located next to the Music School in The Close. The shop is adjacent to the music practice chalets, to the right of 71a Reception, behind the stone wall. Signage will be apparent during opening times. The dates are published in the School Term Diary and on Parent Portal (under School Information/School Uniform), and are listed below.
The shop is open from 4 pm - 4.45 pm on weekdays and 10 am - 12 noon on Saturdays. We accept cash, cheque or debit/credit cards for payment. We have a small changing room so pupils are welcome to come along and try items with or without parents/guardians.
Friends Uniform Shop Dates:
Michaelmas Term 2018
Sat 1 September
Mon 10 September
Wed 19 September
Mon 24 September
Wed 3 October
Mon 8 October
Sat 20 October
Wed 7 November
Mon 12 November
Wed 21 November
Mon 26 November
Wed 5 December
Mon 10 December
We are also happy to accept donated items when the shop is open. For more information on donating items, please refer to the information on Parent Portal.
Friends funds – where does the money go?
We support bursaries for children every year.
This year alone we have pledged £30,500 to a host of clubs , societies and projects including:
Blake Studio lights
The adoption of cathedral doors at Norwich Castle in line with English Creative Writing Competition
Film Club - providing Professional training and editing
Dance - paying for professional choreographers t
Football Club - portable goalposts for football
Cheerleading - training mats
Fencing - Sabre fencing
Pottery Club - ceramic printer
Art and design - new NS creative magazine; risograph printer
Climbing - new kit
LS gardening Club - new equipment
Lower School - outdoor play area, new games boards and friendship benches
Modern languages - new board games
DofE - new tents
Sea scouts JV - 10 new stand up paddle boards
Keep in touch
To find out about what the Friends have been up to, for upcoming or recent events, and how our funds are being spent, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter or send us 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: Fiona Wollocombe (Chair), Jonathan Hook (Treasurer), Jo Hood (Company Secretary)