Friends of Wren Academy
The FWA is a group of parents who run events and help at Wren open evenings, concerts and other events.
We raise funds for the school and try to do our bit to support and contribute towards the continued success of the Academy.
If you would like to join FWA and help out at the open days, student concerts or FWA events please contact email@example.com. You can contribute once a year or as many times as you feel able to.
We are delighted to be sponsored by Martyn Gerrard and we express our gratitude for their donations and marketing support with all of our events. Please contact us to find out more.
Our Summer Fair took place on Saturday 14 July.
We do hope you enjoyed the Summer Fair as much as we did. It was such a lovely day and it was wonderful to see so many families and teachers enjoying the music and games. We couldn’t have done it without you and have a long list of thank yous:
1. Our volunteers - Thank you to everyone that gave up time to run the stalls, activities and attractions, and those on set up and tidy up duties
2. Our Class reps – Thank you for creating your class stalls, organising rotas and for all your hard work over the year managing the class activities. Truly the backbone of FWA
3.Our fair organising team – Judith, Sophie, Genna, Jon and Jon, Leena, Pinky, Tanya, Kostas and everyone else that helped with the preparation
4. All our wonderful performers
5. Our sponsors and donators: Martyn Gerrard, Rogers Removals and all the local businesses and parents that donated prizes for our raffle and other stalls.
6. Our wonderful community for attending and supporting
We raised around £11,350.00 from our summer fair activities including Brochure and MG Board Challenge. This puts our total for this academic year at nearly £27,000.00 which is amazing.
If you are able to volunteer for future events please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherry and Conker Class cake sale
We were inundated with incredible donations of the most exquisite cakes on 11 May.
The parents and children had a wonderful time tasting everything and we even raised £200 for the school! Thank you to all of those who took part.
Holly and Acorn class, your turn is next! How much will you raise?
2016/17 Achievements so far
We started the year we another brilliant Christmas Fair. It was bigger and even better than last year with the most fantastic raffle prizes ever! We had the most incredible hampers plus a drone and the winner went home with an Apple Watch! The whole school community had an amazing time and we really appreciated the support of our new Friends of Wren Committee.
We also held our International Food Fair in the Spring term to celebrate International Week which was a fantastic evening. We all got to taste delicious culinary delights from around the world.
This year we held our first ever Rock Star Disco. The children (and Parents!) had such an enjoyable time and it was wonderful to see everyone socialising together. The entertainer played a range of music and everyone enjoyed the popcorn and pizza which was valuable. The children especially enjoyed the glow paint, the flashing disco glasses and the air balloon guitars! What an fun evening!
Last year we held three major events which were all incredibly successful. We held our Christmas fair for primary and secondary students which was very well receieved. In the Spring term we organized an International Food fair where so many parents cooked delicious food for us all to buy. In the Summer term we held our first summer fun afternoon. All the new Wren children were invited to attend and everyone had so much fun. We are working hard to raise money for a new minibus for the school to use. So far we have raised nearly £5000!! Thank you for all your support with these events.
Second Hand Uniform
This recycling scheme allows parents to buy good quality Wren-branded uniform at lower prices, and save waste when children outgrow their clothes. All the proceeds will go to the Friends of Wren Academy whose fund-raising throughout the year is used to support the school.
If you have any items that you would like to donate, such as blazers, kilts, jumpers, polo shirts or PE shirts, please leave these with Reception, marked for the attention of Friends of Wren Academy. Please ensure items are washed and ironed and in good condition. We would appreciate it if blazers could be dry cleaned before donation. We will sort these, and have a shop available at the Friends of Wren Academy social events throughout the year.
If you are in need of any items please contact FoW@wrenacademy.org. We don’t always have everything in stock but we will do our best to accommodate your needs.