Friends of St Olave's

We have a thriving and well supported PTA at St Olave’s School. The Friends of St Olave's is a committee made up of parents of pupils at the school, as well as members of staff.

Their role is to encourage closer links between parents, staff and pupils and to generate money through events. These events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to meet on a social basis, get to know new people and have some fun. The Friends of St Olave's makes a significant difference to the school by raising money to pay for some ‘extra’ school items, such as the coffee machine for parents in the Reception Area.

The Friends of St Olave's committee and President (The Master) decide how to spend Friends of St Olave's funds.

Items recently funded through the Friends of St Olave's

  • Equipment for Cookery Clubs
  • Playground equipment
  • Drama costumes
  • Equipment for Eco-Council – willow artist, bird box with camera, vegetable garden
  • Skateboard ramps
  • Time capsule

Who is on the Committee?

Committee Members 2017/2018

Andy Falconer                President
Sarah Wheelhouse         Chair         
Rachael Johnson          Treasurer
Charlotte Jones
Mike Ferguson
Estelle Philips
Sarah Wood
Marie Grant 
Gilly England
Claire Harding
Andy Jones
Helen Hopwood

The Friends of St Olave's usually meets twice a term to discuss and organise fundraising events, and to discuss finances and purchases.

Membership of the Committee

If you would like to join the Friends of St Olave's then please speak in the first instance to Mr Falconer (the Master).

How can I help the Friends of St Olave's?

There are many ways you can help with the Friends of St Olave's. The best way of supporting is to attend the events with your family. This will help the Friends of St Olave's raise money and also provide an opportunity for you to have some fun and get together socially with other parents, pupils and members of staff. Look out for a Friends of St Olave's update in the St Olave’s fortnightly Newsletter. You may also be able to help by baking cakes or serving refreshments at some events. Information will be detailed in the newsletter.

We hope this webpage provides useful information to you as we organise our fund-raising events. Please do keep visiting this page for the latest Friends of St Olave's news and information. In addition, let us know if you have any great ideas for events - we'd love to hear them.

You can contact the Friends by emailing them.


We look forward to your support over the coming year.