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 separate Events team made up of current parents and supported by the Friends Committee. Sinead Merron will be heading up the Events team this year.

Tickets for events can be booked using Ticket Source and will become available here as events approach. If you are a parent or ON and are interested in putting on an event or would like us to consider any events in the future, please just get in touch via We value the support of the entire school community from Lower School to ON parents.

We meet once per term and welcome any new members. If you are new to the school, or an existing or previous parent, we'd love to welcome you to our meetings. We plan to organise a regular coffee and cake event in the school Crypt to enable as many parents as possible to drop in overtime and get to know us.

Some of our key events through-out the year include:

  • Quiz Night - Friday 24th November
  • Jazz Night - Saturday 17th March 
  • Summer Ball - Saturday 12th May

Key dates:

Here are some key dates for new and existing parents in the Michaelmas term 2017:

  • Welcome Service for new parents and pupils - Sunday 10th September, 6pm
  • Senior School coffee morning for new parents in the Refectory - Monday 11th September 8.45am – 9.30am
  • First meeting of the Friends (new members welcome) - Wednesday 20th September
  • Senior School coffee morning for new parents in the Refectory - Wednesday 27th September 8.45am - 9.30am
  • Senior School afternoon tea for new parents in the Crypt Gallery - Thursday 6th October 3.15pm – 4pm
  • Senior School:coffee morning for new parents in the Crypt Gallery - Friday 13th October 8.45am – 9.30am
  • School Carol Service in the Cathedral - Sunday 10th December.

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 are listed below.

Unless otherwise stated the shop is open from 4pm-4.45pm. We accept either cash or cheque 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 2017

  • Mon 11 September
  • Tuesday 19 September (open until 5.30pm)
  • Mon 25 September
  • Wed 4 October
  • Mon 9 October
  • Sat 21 October (Half-term open 10am – 12pm)
  • Wed 8 November
  • Mon 13 November
  • Wed 22 November
  • Mon 27 November
  • Wed 6 December
  • Mon 11 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 – money spent well

After another successful fundraising year, the Friends have been able to meet every request made by the staff for funds, as well as supporting ongoing bursaries. The Friends aim to fund activities that enrich pupils’ experience of school life with a breadth and diverse range of opportunities available to Norwich School pupils. Everything is considered from beekeeping to radio equipment to new DofE tents.


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’

Twitter: @NorSchFriends


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 of Norwich: John Ingham
The Development Director of Norwich School: Peter Goddard
Three general elected Trustees:Fiona Wollocombe (Chair), Iain Clayton (Treasurer). Nicola Cruickshank