Prep School & Pre-Prep Friends
All parents and guardians of children at the Pre-Prep and Prep School are members of The Friends. Our purpose is to:
- Raise funds for school life enrichment for Pre-Prep and Prep School
- Run our own events for pupils and parents
- Assist the College with Pre-Prep and Prep School events
- Assist the Prep School Prefects and Pre-Prep pupils in raising funds for their nominated charities
The interests of all the members of the Friends are represented by a Committee elected at the AGM held in late September. The Committee meets twice a term to discuss and implement ideas, activities and events.
Many parents enjoy getting more involved in the life of the school by supporting the Committee in running various events around the school. Most recently, parents at our school have worked tremendously hard to organise Christmas Fayres, Father Christmas and Easter Bunny visits for the smaller children, as well as Summer Fun Days and School Discos for the enjoyment of the Prep School Pupils. Money raised at these activities have enabled us to purchase planters for the outdoor environment, wet play games, role play equipment and to enhance the children’s overall school experience.
Getting involved with the activities of The Friends is also a great chance to meet with like-minded, friendly people. In the last couple of years the Friends have hosted a variety of coffee mornings, gift markets, a May Ball and several Quiz Nights for parents.
These events have helped boost our fundraising efforts so that we have been able to fund larger projects including a sunshade sail for the Prep School Library, a sensory garden for the Pre-Prep, as well as contributing towards the establishment of the Prep School Pupil Council.
The College staff are always grateful to the Friends for the help they give at a variety of School events. These include The Bishop’s Stortford Festival of Literature, Open Mornings, School Plays and various sports events.
Every year, the children in both Pre-Prep and the Prep School choose to support one of more charities for the academic year. Whenever possible, the Friends assist with their fundraising efforts with cake sales, raffles and other events.
If every parent/guardian could help in the small way by offering an hour of their time at a Friends event, we can all make a huge difference to the lives of the children and their families.
If you like to be added to our database of willing volunteers or you would like more information, please contact the Friends Chairman, Simone Berney.
We are very much looking forward to an exciting year ahead. Highlights include:
- Three Christmas Discos in Prep School
- A Visit from Father Christmas in Pre-Prep
- Christmas Fayre
- The annual Quiz Night for parents
- Assisting the Easter Bunny in the delivery of chocolate goodies
- Summer Fun Day