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Friends of Barry Primary School


The Friends of Barry Primary School (FBPS) is a long established group of parents and teachers with 3 main aims:

  • To raise funds to pay for extra resources and activities for the pupils of the school.  This is not to replace statutory funding for curriculum activities;
  • To provide opportunities to contribute to the role of the school in the local community;
  • To provide opportunities for the families involved in the school to participate in social and fundraising events.


How do the Friends fundraise?

  • School discos (normally 3 per school year)
  • Quiz nights for Parents/Carers
  • Christmas/Easter/Summer fetes
  • Parent/Carer social nights out

Upcoming Events

01 Mar 19 - Quiz night for adults

04 Apr 19 - Easter disco event

23 May 19 - Move night

20 Jun 19 - End of year disco

05 Jul 19 - Summer fete

What the Friends provided

What did the money raised by the Friends pay for/towards in the last school year?

  • Enrichment days for all year groups including Egyptian/Tudor/Viking/Medieval days (History Off The Page)
  • Subsidised school trips for all year groups
  • Playground fort and benches
  • Contribution towards music tuition
  • Subsidised pantomime tickets
  • Subsidised book bags

What else Friends do for BPS

What else do the Friends do for the school?

  • Organise and help run the fundraising events, with the support of staff and volunteers;
  • Provide refreshments at school events such as concerts, parents evenings, new parent evenings, etc;
  • Organise and help to run the Teddybears picnic to welcome new intake;
  • Run a bookfair at parents' evenings which provides books for the school.

Get Involved

How can I help?

  • Support our fundraising events throughout the year by volunteering to help with preparation/on the day, or just come and enjoy the event;
  • Suggest new ways to raise money;
  • Donations of raffle prizes/hamper contents/unwanted toys & books;
  • Join the Friends of Barry Primary School -  please send your name and contact details to Sophie McFadden or Sara Foster (Secretaries) at friendsofbarryprimary@gmail.com
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