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Saxmundham Primary School

Friends of Saxmundham Primary School

The Friends of Saxmundham Primary School

News from the Friends

Winter Wonderland! 11am-2pm, Saturday 4th December 2021

We haven't been able to hold a big fundraising event since December 2019 so we're really pleased to be able to welcome you to our Winter Wonderland.

This year our festive fair will take place outside and in marquees, so wrap up warm and come and join the fun. You'll be able to buy Christmas crafts and gifts plus raffles, tombolas, games and more. Father Christmas will be waiting to see you in his Grotto, Connections Church will be serving refreshments, we'll be entertained by the Band of the Royal British Legion and the School Choir and there will be hot dogs and mulled wine to warm you up! Spread the word and hope to see you there!


If you're able to help set up the Wonderland on Friday 3rd Dec or give us a hand on the day itself please email Sarah at

We'd also be very grateful for any donations of the following:

  • Clean, good condition, pre-loved school uniform (w/c 29 Nov to the office)
  • Clean, good condition cuddly toys (w/c 29 Nov to the office)
  • Cakes, buns and biscuits (on Friday 3rd or the morning of the 4th)
  • Handmade Christmas crafts such as decorations for us to sell on our Craft stall


Dress Down Day - Wednesday 1 December

We'd love children to come to school in non-uniform in return for a donation to our Hamper Raffles at the Winter Wonderland. This year's hamper themes are Mum's, Dad/s, Family Night In and Christmas. Please can all donations be taken into class on the morning of Weds 1 December. Thank you!


Christmas Card Project

Thank you to everyone who has placed and order for Christmas Cards and gifts, you've raised a fantastic £258! The cards and gifts should be coming home w/c 15th November. Thank You!

Cauliflower Cards for Saxmundham Primary


Spooky School Disco 21st October

Wow we've never had such a busy school disco so thank you to everyone who came. The children looked fantastic, so much effort had gone into their costumes and we hope they all had fun. We raised an amazing £580, THANK YOU!

School Disco 21 October



Find out more about the Friends

What does the Friends do?

The purpose of the Friends is to improve the education of the children at Saxmundham Primary by raising money to provide facilities and equipment for the school. Money is raised through various fundraising events and activities including fetes, discos and cake sales.  The Friends of Saxmundham Primary School is a member of the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations.


Who are the Friends?

There is a small committee of volunteers who meet each term to organise events and they are always happy to welcome new members.

Current committee members are:

  • Sarah Stacey (Chair)
  • Julie Crane (Secretary)
  • Katherine Manning (Treasurer)
  • Lorna Denham (School Liaison)
  • Heather Smith
  • Jacquie Dunnett
  • Sophie Riga de Spinoza
  • Sarah Catchpole
  • Anna Higgins

We also have a group of helpers who, whilst not on the committee, kindly give up their time to volunteer at events. If you’d like to get involved in any way please contact Sarah Stacey via the School Office or by emailing:


We are looking for a new Chairperson so that Sarah can step down this year so if you would like to find out more information please email Sarah.


Where Does Your Money Go?...

The Friends are currently raising money for a new bandstand on the playground and also for a new Friends shed as we need our own storage. In the past we have helped to fund things such as the table tennis tables, the Treetop cafes, class Christmas gifts, ukeleles and the new quiet garden.


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