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The Friends

Mabel norman friends logo 1Welcome 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 child.

Purchases from Friends’ fundraising efforts include outdoor furniture, rowing machines, lighting, sound desks, books, equipment for the archery club, a contribution to the Oliver production, prizes for the Year 11 and Year 13 Prize Giving ceremony and supporting the running of the school minibus.

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 child's journey through the school.

The Friends of Highworth are also excited to launch their website, where the school community can find out more about the events planned for the year, read about the projects they have contributed to over the last few years and register interest in volunteering. 



AGM Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 7pm 
Disco Friday 5 July 2024


School Disco Information

Discos are held for students from Highworth. They are hugely popular and a long standing event. The doors open at 7pm and students who have pre-purchased tickets at their school will be able to enter with priority. Students are allowed to purchase tickets at the door should remaining tickets be available.

Entry to the Highworth site should be via the main reception on Maidstone Road.  Students should inform adults of any potential medical needs when they arrive. It would be helpful for students to being their Hub Card to aid identification.

Once the students enter the disco, they are not permitted to freely leave the building. There is an enclosed space they may use to cool down and, in some circumstances, may be allowed outside in the covered area.

The permitted areas of the school are the Hall, Biology toilets, Student Reception area, covered area and linked corridors.

Supervision is provided by Friends volunteers, often supported by Sixth Form students.  A ‘tuck shop’ is provided by the Friends.

If students need to leave early, they or their parent/carer should go to the main reception and speak to the member of the Friends on duty. Students will not be released early without collection in person.

The disco ends smartly at 9.30pm. All students are released at this time to be collected or make their way home. Collection can be made via main reception.

It is not possible for the Friends to monitor who leaves with whom, although they make the best effort to be aware of arrangements. Parents/Carers must ensure that they have made explicitly clear arrangements with their child about where they will be collected and when, especially if they are different to normal arrangements.

Disco Volunteering

For each disco we need a group of volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly. If you can spare a few hours please contact the volunteer coordinator at 

It Takes Two!

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

To register as a Volunteer please complete the form here



Friends Committee 


Susan Riley-Nevers

Vice Chair

Sharon Thomas


Sabine Chapman


Fungai Matiyanganga


Mwaka Lungu

Christmas Craft Fair Coordinator

Kata Faseha

Deputy Christmas Craft Fair Coordinator

Sarah McBride

Second Hand Uniform Sales

Sabine Chapman

Quiz Night Coordinator

Tina Ozdemir

Media Coordinator

Kata Faseha

Volunteer Coordinator

Soumya Karkera

Raffle Coordinator

Julia Arkwright

Raffle Coordinator

Claire Humphries

Catering Coordinator


Disco Coordinator


Please email for more information about these vital roles or if you wish to nominate yourself.  

Contact Us



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Friends Constitution March 2022 20th Apr 2022 Download
Friends Terms of Reference March 2022 20th Apr 2022 Download
Friends Privacy Notice Feb 2022 20th Apr 2022 Download