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The Norwood School

Friends of Norwood School PTA

Welcome to 'Friends of The Norwood School', our PTA.

Our main aims are to meet and know our parent community, raise funds to support the
school and charities and to have fun! Please let us know if you would like to get
involved – our email address is


Parent Quiz Night and Dinner – New Event!! Will be held in the theatre in the autumn term, more details coming soon.

Your FOTNS Team for 2022 - 2023
Annual General Meeting: Date to be confirmed

Formal Roles
Chair - Ailsa Wakley
Secretary – Jayne Lee
Treasurer – Lana Kapelas

Additional Support Roles
Event Bar team management – Lorien Mowat
Parent meet up evenings –Johanna Horn
Second Hand Uniform Sales – Jo Wood and Jane Hillyard
Edible garden liaison and sustainability – Henrietta Roeder
Estate Agent Boards – Ailsa Wakley
WhatsApp Groups/Website/Facebook – Jayne Lee/Ailsa Wakley

Please join the WhatsApp groups for the year your child is in below and follow us on

New Starters (Entry Sept 2023)
Year 7 – Chet Panchal and Sara Ewin
Year 8 – Lucia Pizzani
Year 9 – Barbara Petgrave
Year 10 – Henrietta Roeder
Year 11 – Karen Roche
Sixth Form – Viv Soocka

FOTNS Facebook page

Annual Events and fundraising opportunities:

MacMillan Cancer Coffee morning – we help to run cake stalls to support the school
The Annual Comedy night - January each year sees one of the most popular school events with top name talents performing in The Nest, the school theatre. With thanks to Kerry Godliman and friends

FOTNS bars at School Events – The FOTNS bar team provide much needed refreshments for school events including The Norwood Factor, So you Think You Can Dance? Battle of the Bands, PAPA’s etc 

Douglas & Gordon estate agent board sponsor runs twice per year. If you’d like to have a board outside your house please email us at raises money at no cost to you on any online shopping you do from ordering a takeaway, to booking travel, your food shop and so on. If you haven’t already signed up please do - Grandparents and friends of the family can also sign up as well.

‘Meet the Parents’ events are held in local pubs and we aim to have at least one per term so we can all get to know each other. 

Second-hand uniform sales – 2-3 a year. The next second-hand sale is 18th July 3pm-5.30pm in the Atrium


We have been providing funds to various school departments this year to support learning across the school community. So far we have provided items to Food Technology, STEM, Science, Film, Garden Club, Chess Club, Visual Arts and the new school library. We are working on funding longer term projects for the SEN Department and Sports departments plus we have donated money to both the Year 11 and Year 13 proms and the day out for all years on the 18th July. 

Joining In
Of course, whilst it always helps, it is not always money that is needed. Sometimes it might be donating old, but still good condition, school uniform or sports kits for second hand uniform sales. Keep an eye out for further details re donating or purchasing and if you can help let us know! It might be that you have a pasta maker gathering dust at the back of your cupboard that could be used by the food tech dept, or garden tools or plant seedlings that can be used by the new edible garden being planned and built at the school. 

Your skills as a DIYer/builder/carpenter might be useful on a community day to build raised bed planters for the garden. They came in very useful for assembling the FOTNS shed! Sometimes it may be an extra pair of hands to run a bar or tidy up at one of the amazing school theatre events or bake a cake for a cake stall to raise a few extra pounds. You can also just turn up and say hi to support us! 

We have lots of ideas for things we could be doing to raise money at the school or for school events, we just need help to make them happen. If you would like to get involved with any of the above, then please email us at

We look forward to raising lots of money to benefit the school and to meeting more of you over the coming year!
Ailsa Wakley

Friends of The Norwood School