Friends of Cortonwood

The 'Friends of' group was set up in 2011 with the aim of extending parental involvement in school.  We are passionate about helping in school and raising valuable funds for special events.

We meet regularly and organise a wide variety of events to help raise money and have fun.  Some of the events we have offered  include visits from Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny, a Pancake Breakfast, Beetledrive and Easter Egg Hunt and a Family Fun Night.  We also enjoy helping school with annual events such as Cortonwood's Got Talent and the Summer Fayre.

We organise a weekly 50p Friday raffle and special themed raffles.  The children have designed tea towels, designed Christmas cards and have recorded a school Christmas cd which have made fantastic gifts.  Thanks to the generosity of our families and friends, we raise funds from these events which are then used for projects which benefit the whole school.  We have also fundraised to help pay towards a Junk Orchestra full day event in school and also provide selection boxes for all children at Christmas as well as purchasing Y2 leaver presents.

We are keen to encourage more family and friends to be involved and are always looking for new and innovative ways to raise money for school.  No matter how much or how little time you have to spare, we welcome your ideas and involvement.  To find out more, please contact the office.  Regular updates about our events and activities are on the school newsletter.
Keep an eye on our noticeboard by the office to read about current raffles, events and to see minutes of meetings.


As a result of Covid-19 and the impact this has had on communities, limited fund raising has taken place.  Our regular raffles became virtual, we also held a virtual Christmas tombola, all of which were very successful.


 'Friends Of Cortonwood' supported the following events, some of which were affected by the partial closure of schools in March 2020.

  • Selection Boxes 

  • Easter Eggs 

  • A donation to the Leavers Party 

  • Leavers Gifts

  • Star of the Year 

  • Attendance Awards 

  • License fee's for our schools 'Parent Teacher Association' license.


In the school year of 2018/19, Friends of Cortonwood raised a total of £802.95. This was spent on:

  • A contribution to the amazing Junk Orchestra

  • The Christmas selection boxes

  • Easter Eggs

  • School Leavers gifts of water bottles. 

Our funds continue to be boosted by our 50p Friday and we thank you all for your continued support with this. If you would like to get involved or have some ideas for the raffle, please come along to school and share them with us or leave a message with Mrs Taylor at the office.