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Hi!  Welcome to the Friends of Milford School’s website

The Friends is a charitable parent teacher friends association (PTFA) with a mission to support Milford School by making a positive and enduring contribution to school life.

The primary aim of The Friends is to coordinate fundraising, social events and working parties that in-turn support the school by enhancing the pupil’s education experiences, either directly or indirectly.

Our Objectives

  • Provide and invest in additional teaching resources that help enhance the core education service delivered by the school
  • Provide funding and implementation support to improve permanent school facilities
  • Deliver events and initiatives that improve overall school experience for pupils, staff and parents/guardians
  • Facilitate interactions between the school and parents/guardians to sustain a broader school community feel, with a focus on fundraising and volunteering
  • Support the school in its inward and outward interactions with the wider community
  • Support the school in delivery of sustainability and environmental objectives
  • Ensure Friends activities are fully inclusive and accessible

Projects

Library & Literacy Project

Commencing in the 2020/21 academic year, the Friends helped Milford School produce some ambitious plans for a new school library to support the school’s aim to develop an enjoyment and love of reading amongst pupils.

During the year, funds have been raised to purchase new furniture, lighting and more than 1,000 books for the school, as well as a computer-based library management system.  The initial furniture was installed with the help of Friends volunteers in June 2021.

Fundraising remains ongoing to raise another £2,500 to purchase the final pieces of furniture and provide decoration to complete the library space.  Additionally, the Friends have pledged to raise a further £4,000 next year (2021/22) and £2,500 in each of the following two academic years to spend solely on reading and library books, and allow the School to extend their library offering to support families and childcare providers in the wider local community.

Our detailed plans can be found here.

Click here to donate to this project.

Donate a book

If you would like to buy a book for the library, you can choose one from our Amazon Wishlist.

Eco & Outdoor Projects

The Friends are supporting the school as they develop their Outdoor Learning Curriculum, which includes transforming the outdoor areas.  This project is being led by Mrs Wells and Mrs Bruce in Oak class.

These are long-term plans, and are likely to take 3+ years to fully implement, and so the more immediate focus is on improving access to the field, repairs to the sensory garden and establishing a woodland area.

If you work for a business that might be able to help with some of these plans, e.g. re-laying block paving, removing hedging, supplying logs or tyres, etc or work for a business that might wish to sponsor some of these projects, then please get in touch with: friendschair@milford.surrey.sch.uk

Our detailed plans can be found here.

Click here to donate to this project.

Current outdoor spaces

Support Us

If you would like to volunteer for The Friends or believe you have a skill that would benefit the school, please email: friendsevents@milford.surrey.sch.uk

We are also keen to develop our relationships with local businesses and groups and have a number of propositions available.  If you would like to discuss these opportunities or would like to suggest other ways that we can partner together, please contact friendschair@milford.surrey.sch.uk

Donations and Sponsored Events

As a fundraising organisation, your cash donations are important to help us deliver on our targets.  In the current circumstances, where we are restricted in the fundraising events we can host, your direct support is more important than ever.

To donate directly to The Friends or set up a sponsorship page for an event, please go to our Just Giving Page.

Virgin Money have recently closed their site and so we are looking to identify an alternative giving site.

Raise money when you shop online

If you are unable to make a donation at this time but would still like to support The Friends of Milford School in raising cash, you can earn us donations every time you shop online, without any cost to you.

Amazon Smile

Whenever you shop at Amazon, shop via Amazon Smile and a percentage of what you spend will be donated to The Friends of Milford School.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1095906-0

Easy Fundraising

And for all your other shopping, you can find us on EasyFundraising.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/milfordschool/

Events

We have now reached the end of the school year and have no more events planned until September 2021 when we expect to hold the following activites:

  • Friends Annual General Meeting and Parent Social – Wednesday 6th October 2021, The Refectory, from 8pm.  All parents, guardians, grandparents and local community welcome.  Free event, just buy your own drinks.
  • 2021/22 Fitness Challenge: For kids or parents, set your own fitness goal and complete this during the year to earn a medal (Commencing October 2021 and remaining open for the whole school year), including:
    • Run to Santa: Can parents and children collectively run the 1,879 miles from Milford School to Lapland? (Autumn Term 2021)

Check back here soon for further details.

Contact

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