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Friends of William Farr


The Friends of William Farr School is a vibrant group of parents, carers and teachers like you! We're passionate about creating a supportive and enriching environment for all our students.

The Friends of William Farr exists to raise funds for projects within our school and to promote social activities involving students, parents and teachers. Every year, we raise much needed funds to fund items, clubs and so much more to the school that enhance the experience of all students. 

Our aim is to support all sections of the school in their requests for funding, which come directly from staff and students to us.

How We Make a Difference:

We work together to raise vital funds that provide the added extras and go beyond what the school budget can provide. These funds directly support initiatives that enhance the learning experience for our students.

In the 2023 - 24 academic year we pledged over £7,000 to supporting school initiatives.

This year we have:

  • Provided resources for the Chess, Lego, Swiftie and Craft Clubs.
  • Supported the school's vital work in mental health by funding staff training and sensory equipment for the Student Hub, creating a more supportive environment for all.
  • Enabled visiting authors and artists to lead fantastic workshops, sparking students' imaginations and connecting them with the arts.
  • We contributed to the revamp of the Zen Garden, providing a peaceful space for students to relax and recharge.
  • And so much more…

More Than Just Fundraising

We also believe in fostering a strong sense of community spirit. We organise fun social events throughout the year that bring together students, parents, and teachers in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

We’re always at the Christmas and Summer concerts, you’ll find us providing refreshments and a raffle, so please to pop by and say hello!

The 100 Club

This is one of the Friends' fundraising ventures. It is easy to join, involves a one-off payment and then you can sit back and see if you win in any of the 12 draws that will take place throughout the year.

The more members, the more prize money and the more money we make to help students at William Farr. It has started out as a ‘100 Club’, but with wonderful support it could easily be a ‘200 Club’.

It is all very simple and we invite you to recruit as many neighbours, family, and friends as you can…and, of course, yourselves to continue making the Club such a success.

Our children will benefit from the money raised - they will always be the REAL winners!

Each month half of the prize fund goes to the school fund, the other half is shared out as prizes. The more members there are the better the prizes get! It is simple – just buy your number then wait to see if you have won each month. We’ll send the prize money to you if you win.

Join Us!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on your child's education and school community? We invite YOU to be a part of the Friends and make a difference in the lives of our students!

Why join us?

  • Build Stronger Connections: Connect with fellow parents, teachers, and school staff to create a supportive and vibrant school community.
  • Raise funds for our school: Raise funds for projects that enhance the educational experience for g students, parents and teachers at our school.
  • Influence Positive Change: Be a voice for positive change, advocate for student needs, and work collaboratively with the school administration.
  • Fun and Fellowship: Enjoy a sense of camaraderie and have fun organising and participating in exciting events and activities.

How can you get involved?

  • Volunteer for Events: Contribute your time and talents to help organise and execute engaging events and fundraisers.
  • Bring Your Skills: Whether you're a marketing guru, event planner, or tech whiz, your unique skills can make a difference!
  • Attend Committee Meetings: Share your ideas, stay informed, and be part of the decision-making process.
  • Committee Participation: Join committees focused on areas like fundraising, communications, and community outreach.

Contact us:

Email us at or join our Facebook group