Horley Infant School is very fortunate to be well supported by The Friends, a committee of parents and staff who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss, organise and plan various ways to fundraise for the school. Each year The Friends raise an amazing amount of money, typically between £5,000 and £10,000, for the school to use to support children’s enjoyment of school and access to resources and equipment. In the past, fundraising ideas have included Easter Egg hunts, Christmas & Summer Fairs, school tea towels, quiz nights, non-uniform days, second hand uniform sales, Saturday Movie Mornings and many more!
If you would like to know more about The Friends of Horley Infant School, there are a variety of ways of doing so:
- Access our Facebook Page by clicking/tapping on the Facebook logo below
- If you would like more information about joining The Friends, please complete the Microsoft Form below
- If you would like to email us, please complete the dedicated enquiry form below.
Events this year have ranged from a car boot sale, wine tasting evening, Christmas shopping evening, Christmas fair, Easter egg hunt, the family barbecue, movie morning and summer fair.
In addition, The Friends organise monthly cake and second hand uniform sales, half termly coffee mornings and termly discos. However any new ideas are most welcomed.
Over the years, The Friends have raised money to buy laptops, over 700 reading books, playhouses, playground toys and contributed to the redevelopment costs of an additional classroom and hall extension.
More recently The Friends have bought CD players for each classroom and items for the outside classroom. The Friends do not only raise money for school resources but also for school events such as paying for a theatre visit at Christmas, a storyteller who worked with children to inspire their ideas for writing, a space workshop, a pirate day and a reptile man to inspire learning!
There are several ways in which you can help The Friends which in turn will help your child:
- Becoming a committee member to help provide new ideas, raise awareness, and organise events, with support from dedicated group members.
- The Friends work hard sourcing both financial donations and items for the school fairs.
- They also source talented people to help with such skills ranging from face-painting, cooking at the barbecue to those with accountancy skills to help with book-keeping.
The members of The Friends work on a voluntary basis and some hold down jobs too, so we hope that whilst your child is at this school you might be able to come to the meetings, join the committee and be part of this highly successful supportive committee. Many hands make light work!
Each year, at the AGM held in October, three officers must be elected from within the committee members. The three officer roles are Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. These three roles form part of our constitution; the Friends cannot operate unless these roles are filled. Find out more about these roles and contact details for members currently holding these roles below.
Please take a look at the following documents which relate to the important work The Friends of Horley Infant School do. Copies of agendas and minutes of the meeting are stored on The Friends SharePoint and can be made available.
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If you would like paper copies for any of the information on our website, please contact the school office