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The Friends


Welcome to the Friends of Highworth.  We are an integral and important part of the school.  As a registered charity (number 307821), we work imaginatively and tirelessly to raise extra funds which enhance students' opportunities, projects and facilities.  As parents/carers of students at the school you are automatically enrolled! 

The Friends have a long tradition of organising and running various social events, everything from student discos and quiz nights to the annual Christmas Craft Fair.  Members of the Friends are always on hand to provide audiences with refreshments at concerts and shows and we support the schools’ induction process as part of the welcome to you and your daughter/son.

Recent purchases from Friends’ fundraising efforts include outdoor furniture for the student annexe, rowing machines, lighting and sound desks and annual funding of the school minibus.   We will be announcing details of our next fund-raising appeal shortly.

Being a Friend of Highworth does more than just help to raise vital funds.  Becoming involved can give you the chance to foster and maintain a close relationship with the school; it offers you a rewarding insight into the opportunities and achievements enjoyed by the students and enables you to help shape and enhance your daughter/son’s journey through the school.


The Friends of Highworth have a busy calendar of fundraising events taking place throughout the academic year, for which we always need volunteers who will commit to generously giving their time and energy in support.

By agreeing to donate just two hours of your time twice a year to sell refreshments, help at a disco, run a stall at the craft fair or fold raffle tickets, you can help make our fund-raising dreams come true!  Please find below a list of our forthcoming fundraising events.  Please let us know if you are able to pledge your support to any of these events – email

Wednesday 11 September 2019 AGM
Friday 20 September 2019

Y7-8 Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm 


Thursday 3 October 2019

Bandstand Concert.  7.00pm - 9.00pm

Selling refreshments.

Wednesday 9 October 2019 Meeting
Friday 11 October 2019

Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm  


Friday 1 November 2019

Christmas Craft Fair Set-Up - Main Hall 5.00pm - 7.00pm 

Various roles.

Saturday 2 November 2019

Christmas Craft Fair - 2 hour slots from 9.00am - 16.00pm

Various roles.

Thursday 7 November 2019 Autumn Concert - selling refreshments (tbc)
Tuesday 12 November 2019 Meeting
Wednesday 4 December 2019

Yr 8 Parents Evening - Second hand Uniform Sales

Friday 6 December 2019

Disco - Main Hall - 7.30pm - 10.00pm 


Wednesday 8 January 2020 Meeting
Friday 31 January 2020

Disco - Main Hall - 7.30pm - 10.00pm 


Tuesday 11 February 2020 Jazz Night - 7.00pm - 9.00 pm Selling refreshments.
Wednesday 12 February 2020 Meeting
Friday 6 March 2020 Quiz Night.  Various roles.
Thursday 12 March 2020 Year 10 Parents Evening - Second Hand Uniform Sales
Thursday 19 March 2020 Bandstand concert 7.00pm - 9.00pm - Selling refreshments
Thursday 26 March 2020 Year 9 Parents Evening - Second Hand Uniform Sale
Wednesday 10 June 2020 Meeting
Friday 26 June 2020 Disco Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm Chaperones
Tuesday 30 June 2019

Hijac Concert.  5.00 pm - 7.00pm

Selling refreshments.

Thursday 2 and Monday 6 July 2020


New Y7 consultations - Second Hand Uniform Sales



Showing your support as an occasional volunteer is very much appreciated and we thank you for committing to our It Takes Two campaign.  We would of course be delighted if you wished to become more involved in the Friends, perhaps in taking up a more formal role on the committee or simply by attending our regular meetings to share your thoughts and ideas.  Perhaps you have some experience in fundraising or event planning?  All ideas and suggestions are warmly welcomed!  Please feel free to contact any of the Friends Committee members directly or email



Susan Riley-Nevers

Vice Chair

Naomi Battle


Christmas Craft Fair Coordinator

Lana Pearman 



Jane Benstead

Tim Warren



Maxine Hills


Communication and Events Coordinator

Sarah Stanbrook


Second Hand Uniform Sales

Chrissie Drew



Please find below a list of our forthcoming meeting dates.  Please use the Quantock Drive entrance.  All meetings start at 7.30pm unless specified.

AGM - 11 September 2019



Title Date  
Friends Privacy Notice 16th May 2018 Download
Friends Constitution 06th Sep 2018 Download
Friends Terms of Reference July 2021 10th Jul 2020 Download