Friends of Littlegarth School

Friends of Littlegarth School (“FLS”) is a parent body dedicated to fundraising for the School and organising fun events for pupils, parents and families.

Every family and member of staff at Littlegarth School is automatically part of the FLS and everyone is very welcome to get involved with the work we do.

What We Do

The FLS team plans and runs annual family fundraising events including Fireworks Night, the Christmas Bazaar and the Summer Fete, as well as ad hoc fundraising evenings for parents such as quiz nights, curry nights and in 2015 a black tie gala event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the School opening.

We help to organise and run events for the pupils as well, including the annual Easter Egg Hunts and Christmas Parties. We have also held enjoyable social events for parents without any fundraising element.

In addition, we run a second hand uniform shop, located within the School Uniform Shop. We have a hard-working team of volunteers who collect, sort and price second hand uniform donations and then sell the uniform at the School Uniform Shop and at various events throughout the year. For details of the terms of donation and a list of available second-hand stock please see the Second Hand Uniform page.

Funds Raised

Funds raised by the FLS are reinvested in School and used to purchase equipment or fund projects for the benefit of the pupils. In addition, some monies are donated to either local charities or charities and causes that have impacted on the lives of Littlegarth School pupils and their families. 

In the past, funds have been used to purchase interactive whiteboards for classrooms, cricket nets for the sports field and equipment and furniture for the new classroom building.

The FLS has recently handed over £10,000 to the School for current projects from funds raised in the academic year 2017/18. We have also recently donated £210.00 to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Who We Are

The FLS is run by a committee headed up by the FLS Chair. Details of the current committee members are set out below: –

FLS Chair – Emma Boorman

FLS Pre-Prep Deputy – Sarah Hester

FLS Prep Deputy – Hannah Fatt

FLS Treasurer – Katherine Humphreys

FLS Secretary – Carly Kinch

We also have 2 staff representatives who attend FLS meetings and help co-ordinate FLS events and they currently are Mrs Loizides and Mrs Atherton.

The committee is supported by class representatives from each class within the School and Nursery who help to keep parents informed about FLS events and organise helpers for events. If you would like contact details for your class representative please email the FLS Chair at the address set out below.

In addition to the committee and class representatives we have a fantastic team of parent volunteers who attend FLS meetings, bringing new ideas and support. These parents take care of specific elements of events such as: recruiting external stalls for the bazaar and fete; advertising events and ticket printing; providing refreshments for parents and visiting teams at School sports events; decorating the hall for social events; running the semi-annual raffles and giving their time and energy to set up; run stalls and tidy up after our larger events. The FLS could not run without these committed, energetic individuals and we are extremely grateful for all their support and enthusiasm.

We are always keen to welcome new volunteers, contributions and ideas so if you would like to become involved with FLS, please come to a meeting (these are held at school and dates will be circulated in advance via parent mail) or email the FLS Chair at FLSChair@littlegarth.essex.sch.uk

Many thanks

FLS team

Dates for the Diary

Autumn Term 2019

FLS Meetings

Friday 15th November 8:50 am in the Dining Room

Friday 6th December 8:50 am in the Dining Room

FLS Events

Friday 8th November – Bonfire & Fireworks Evening

Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd November – 9:00am – 12 noon

Friday 29th November – Christmas Bazaar -3:30 – 6:00pm

Friday 13th December – Christmas Party