The Friends of Syresham School is run by a committee of parents who work throughout the year organising activities for the children and fund-raising events that involve the whole school and the wider community.

There are two main fundraising events organised by the Friends: a Christmas Fayre and the May Date Fete. At both events there are a variety of stalls run by parents, members of the village and small local businesses. The children enjoy an active role in these events, from visiting Father Christmas to taking part in the traditional May Pole Dancing.

The money raised from such events greatly enhances the learning environment for the children at our school. Over the years the Friends have purchased many extra items including the lighting in Eddie’s Hall, the stage, the seating in the library, a large proportion of the timber trail, the picnic benches and more recently a large gazebo and an electric piano.

The elected committee and its members work hard throughout the year to host fun and varied events, but it has to be said that success relies heavily on the goodwill of parents, teachers, villagers and local businesses, for which the Friends are very grateful.

The Friends of Syresham School are always happy to welcome newcomers, whether volunteering to help on a stall, baking a cake, donating or by getting more involved in the committee. We are a friendly, informal bunch who try and keep things easy going and sociable.

Easy Fundraising when you buy on line

In previous years the Friends have generated a fair amount of income from parents when they shop on-line. This idea involves no cost to parents, they just register with the company concerned. Please see this leaflet easyfundraising information leaflet which explains more. Then use the link to sign up: register here

For more information please use this link to go to the company web site home page: easy fundraising home

Forthcoming Events


The Easter bunny will be making a welcome return to the Syresham pocket park on Friday 7th April, 10.30 – 12.00.  Hunt for eggs in exchange for a chocolate treat.  £3.00 per child.  There will be tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cold drinks and cakes on sale. Everyone welcome.

May Day – Monday 1st May,  2.00-4.15pm

Calling all Sewing Bees…. This years May Day will have a Royal theme! Therefore we are looking for willing volunteers to help make Union Jack bunting to decorate the playground over May Day and for the coronation celebrations. If you or any member of your family would be happy to help, please get in touch with your class rep or the school office.

Raffle Tickets – Raffle tickets will be coming home in book bags today. Please could you try to sell them to any friends and family who may not be attending May Day.  There are some great prizes and it’s a great way to raise funds before the big day itself.

Jam Jars – Friday 21st April will be Mufti Day (non-school uniform or fancy dress for Nursery) in exchange for a jam jar or 2 of sweets.  So please save those empty jars over the holidays.