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About the Friends of James Peacock 


The Friends of James Peacock is a registered charity raising funds for extras that are not funded (or cannot be afforded) from the school budget but which make a big difference to our children’s environment, welfare and education.


The Friends have previously managed to raise £30,000 to provide some all weather play equipment for the school which you can see on the main field. With numbers of children increasing every year and the playground being the only all weather surface, it was getting very crowded at break times! This equipment was installed in autumn 2017.


We are now working with the school on more short term projects so that parents, staff and children see an immediate benefit. Take a look on the other page about what we have spent money on recently.


In order to raise money we run a variety of events for families, children and adults including:-

• film nights and discos at school

• cocktail evenings

• our now legendary “wheelbarrow of wine”

• Food Fair

• Family Fun Day

The Committee meet (usually in the Black Cat Cafe) every third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm during term times and we love to see new faces. You can find details about the next meeting and its location on our Facebook site or by emailing us for details.



There are many ways to become involved and we would love to hear from you. Here are some example of ways in which you could help but these are not exhaustive:-

• volunteering at events (even half an hour is so useful!)

• donating raffle prizes or wine for our wheelbarrow

• displaying our posters

• promoting your business or group at our events

• designing posters

• providing cakes for our cake sales

• serving tea and coffee

• liking and sharing our Facebook posts


You can find our details and get in touch with us in the following ways:-

Facebook: (or search for Friends of James Peacock)

Email: This email is picked up by the Secretary.

WhatsApp: we also have a WhatsApp group for people who are interested in volunteering but are not able to attend meetings. Please email your number to us if you would like to be included in this.


Who’s who on the Committee and which Class Rooms to find us!

Chairs – Jo Horton  (Class 7) and Margarita Manning (Class 8)

Secretaries – Emily Cooper (Class 10) and Beth Rushton (Class 5 and Nursery)

Treasurer – Barbara Breakwell (Trustee)

Other parent representatives:  Joanne Downie (Class 7 and 5), Josie Reed,  Sarah Would (Class 2)


Find us on Facebook

We also have a Facebook page.  Please search for 'Friends of James Peacock School' and join the group to keep up to date with our upcoming events


Find us on Facebook

We have a new Facebook page.  Please search for 'Friends of James Peacock School' and join the group to keep up to date with our upcoming events

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