Friends of Willoughby School

FOWS is very much like a PTA; we’re passionate about raising funds for the School and funding exciting and useful trips & equipment.

We plan to hold our AGM & an ordinary meeting on Tuesday 6th October at 7.45pm, via Zoom.

The meeting ID is 81076863595; the passcode is in a text sent by School on Monday 5th October. If you did not receive the text, please message Laura for the passcode (07478 276128)

We are actively seeking a co-chair to work alongside our current chair with a view to taking on the chair role in September 2021. Please speak to our current chair, Laura Affleck (07478 276128), if you would like to have a chat about the role.

AGM agenda (click here for the minutes of our last AGM, to be approved at the upcoming meeting)
Welcome & apologies
Approval of previous minutes
Treasurer’s annual report here, end of year accounts here
Chair’s annual report here
Election/re-election of officers


Ordinary meeting agenda (Click here for the minutes of our last ordinary meeting, to be approved at the upcoming meeting)

Approval of previous minutes
Spending requests – French funding, annual allocation
Spending ideas – playground equipment etc
Fundraising – cookbook, apply to Co-op again? other ideas?
Other matters – Mrs Marshall’s retirement, Isla Knight fundraising support
Review of actions from previous meeting
Date of next meeting

Interested in becoming Chair, Secretary or Treasurer? Download the Committee Roles document here.

Next meeting: 

We’re a friendly group of parents who meet every couple of months to plan fundraising events to help raise money for the school. In recent years, money raised has helped to pay for French lessons, subsidised trips to museums, nature parks and adventure days and bought gazebos for use on sports day!

We meet at one of our houses or sometimes in a local pub to enjoy a drink and a catch up as we discuss our plans. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to find out more or get involved!

Email or call our Chair, Laura Affleck on 07478 276128.

Secretary: Susie Bateson

Treasurer: Julie Abraham

Members:  Emma Punt, Kerry White, Fay Oliver, Hazel Brewster, Julie Abraham, Hope Morley, Clair Brown, Lindsay Marshall

Key Information

Head Teacher: Beatrice Smith

Chair of Governors: Dr Adrian Bath

Type of School: County Primary Co-Educational Day School for 5-11 years

Contact Details

Address: Willoughby Primary School, Church Lane, Willoughby on the Wolds, LE126SS

01509 880620

Useful Links

Willoughby Primary School on the Ofsted website & the Parent View

Willoughby Primary School on the Dept. For Education website

Admissions: Standard reception criteria from Nottinghamshire CC