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 bursarial funding.
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, supported by Anna Stevenson. 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 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 -10am. 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.
Key Event Dates for the Diary:
Comedy Night, Friday 1st February 2019
Jazz Night, Saturday 16th March 2019
Tickets, once the event is launched, can be booked on www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwich-school
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 sport 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 currently based in the former music practise chalets behind the flint wall located between 71A and The Old Music School. 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.
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
Friends Uniform Shop Dates: Lent Term 2019
Monday 28th January - 4pm - 4.45pm
Wednesday 6th Febrauary - 4pm - 4.45pm
Saturday 16th February 10am - 12pm
Monday 25th February - 4pm - 4.45pm
Wednesday 6th March - 4pm - 4.45pm
Monday 11th March - 4pm - 4.45pm
Wednesday 20th March 4pm - 4.45pm
Saturday 30th March 10am - 12pm
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..
FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY YOU MIGHT FIND A FEW SKI BARGAINS AHEAD OF THE NEXT SCHOOL SKI TRIP.
Friends funds – where does the money go?
The Friends support bursaries for children every year.
Last year the Friends pledged over £30 000 to a host of clubs, societies and projects and this year another £16 000 has been added to include:
Blake Studio lights
Lower School - Photography Club
Sport Science - training bars
Lower School Construction Club - Lego!
Film Club - new equipment
Chemistry - 4th form experiments club
Football Club - portable goalposts for football
Cheerleading - training mats
Pre Prep - adventure playground
Fencing - Sabre fencing
Pottery Club - ceramic printer
English - new writing festival with the Writers Centre
Sailing - shelter with sides and a spinnaker
Orienteering - mapping of Mousehold Heath
Art and Design - risograph printer
Lower School - creative writing project
Climbing - new kit
LS gardening Club - new equipment
Boat Club - dynamic Ergometer
Lower School - outdoor play area, new games boards and friendship benches
Modern Languages - new board games
E23 Norwich School Radio - new equipment
DofE - new tents
Sport - outdoor basketball hoop
Sea scouts JV - 2 Kayak Pro Ergos
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: Fiona Wollocombe (Chair), Jonathan Hook (Treasurer), Jo Hood (Company Secretary)