The Friends of Clayesmore was established in 1992, its purpose being to bring together the parents of the children attending the school with a view to providing a platform for communication, informal liaison and to the promotion of the ethos of the school.
Our three main objectives therefore are:
- To promote the fellowship among the parents and pupils of Clayesmore School
- To assist the interests of the school by organising fundraising events and deploying profits to appropriate departments, serving the generic interests of a broad range of pupils, for facilities and resources in addition to those provided by the school
- To act as ambassadors and promote the good name of Clayesmore wherever we go
IN A NUTSHELL: we are a friendly, informal group organising fun events that bring together the Clayesmore community and that provide funds for the ’ icing on the cake’ in terms of items and equipment for our children.
Membership is automatically offered to the following:
- Every parent or legal guardian of a child currently attending the school
- Every parent or legal guardian of a child who has attended the school in the past
- Any friend of Clayesmore
- All staff members
The Friends of Clayesmore is run by a committee and officers who meet on a regular basis throughout the year. At these meetings the committee consider the fundraising events of the year, where funds will be allocated, and how parents may be brought together socially. We endeavour to recruit committee members from each of the school houses.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with if you require any further information about the Friends’ activities.
The Annual General Meeting is open to all parents and is a wonderful opportunity to get an update on past events and forthcoming projects as well as to meet other parents in an informal environment. The AGM is well publicised in advance via the school calendar.
Friends of Clayesmore – some numbers for you
|Miranda Hewett (Chair)||01747 811879|
|Rhona Rutherford (Treasurer)||01747 813111|
Where does all the money go?
A list of all the areas and items that the friends have funded over the years would be lengthy. Hardly a department or boarding house has not benefited from Friends funds. Television and audio equipment, sports equipment, donations for overseas tours, a boost to house funds to add the comfort of the pupils and a substantial donation to the overhauling and updating of facilities for the Social Centre have been provided. In recent years funds have been provided for a brand new piano for the music department, staging, lighting and microphones for the music and drama departments equipment for the school’s Electric Car project, a new lathe for the design and technology department and some artistic photographic prints for Wolverton House.
The Friends are open to suggestions from all departments and sectors of the school and always give each request its fullest consideration. The aim is to ensure that the broadest range of pupils is being served by each donation and that everyone gets a fair chance of receiving support.
We all sincerely hope that you will feel able to lend your support to the committee and that, over the course of your time as a Clayesmore parent or friend, you will be able to take part in and enjoy as many social events and gatherings as possible.