Welcome to the Friends of Kenninghall Primary School website. Here you can find more about us, what we do and how you can get involved.
The Friends is a Parent Teacher Association which exists to support the school and to provide closer links between school and home. We raise money to spend on equipment and resources which will enhance our children's educational experience. Our events aim to bring together staff, parents and friends socially in support of the school, to work towards a common goal and to have fun too! All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved - even if you only have a small amount of time available. All families automatically become members of the Friends when their child joins the school: no matter how much time you may have to give or how involved you wish to become, all are welcome.
What we do
We organise events through the year in order to raise funds for the school. Our biggest and most popular event is the annual Kenninghall Firework and Bonfire Spectacular - held on 5th November every year. Watch this space for more details of the 2022 event - in 2021 we raised over £4,000 for the school.
The Friends committee work closely with the school leadership team to decide how our funds can best be spent. We also invite input from parents, so if you have an idea for something to benefit all the students in the school, please let the Committee know.
We aim to provide the 'extras' that the school's budget doesn't cover, making our children's learning experience more exciting and fulfilling. We don't generally provide funds to improve the fabric of the school buildings, as this is the responsibility of the school. Items we have funded in the past include:
Book bags and phonics cards for all new Reception starters each year
Hoodies, a barbeque and end of year treats for our leavers each year
Transport costs for school trips
Gardening club equipment
Purchase of a school defibrillator
Pantomime trip for the whole school
Refurbishment of the school library, and books
Juggling club equipment