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Friends of Floreat Wandsworth News Items



19th November 2019

10th April 2018



1st April 2018

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1st February 2018



15th December 2017

Christmas Giving



1st December 2017

Road Safety Update

We’d like to ask for your consideration of a very important topic of road safety around the school and developing a road safety task force. Last year Mills Brough and Simon Wood, made a great start with the council by getting them to change signage and road markings near the school as a bare minimum.

With the school growing in size, the number of children having to cross Garratt Lane is increasing and the forthcoming Atheldene Road development will increase heavy duty vehicles in the area.

To help improve Road safety FOFW and the school would like some support in campaigning for improved road safety provisions. This task force is likely to be made up of parents and representative/s from the school.

It could be helpful to have knowledge of town planning / planning law / government procedure but mainly have the drive and passion to improve the health and safety for our kids.

Please contact Kate Bunkall via if you have any questions and can help.



21st November 2017

Co-op Local Community Fund Success




10th October 2017

Localgiving Grow Your Tenner



20th September 2017

FOFW Boden Shopping Party



15th September 2017

FOFW Welcome Coffee and MacMillan Coffee Morning



23rd May 2017

For one day only - doubling donations by up to £25! 

Starting at 10am on Thursday 22nd June, Localgiving will be doubling one-time donations to local charities pound-for-pound by up to £25! The campaign will take place on Fundraising Day as part of Small Charity Week 2017, launching at 10:00 and running until the fund runs out, or 23:59 - whichever comes first. 

Please suppport Friends of Floreat Wandsworth after 10:00 on Thursday 22nd June by making a one off donation of up to £25, so that we can benefit from this opportunity to match the funds raised that day.  You can make a donation here, but please do wait until 22nd June and until 10am or we will not benefit from the matched funding.



27th March 2017

Quiz Night Success

The FOFW Quiz Night held in the School Hall on Friday 24th March was a huge success.  Everyone embraced the opportunity to sit with new people as teams were formed on the evening through a lottery system.  The new PA system purchased by FOFW was amazing.  £2340 was also raised on the evening, so a huge thank you to everyone who attended.

A massive thank you to Dom Ash (father of Charlie) for writing and delivering the Quiz.  

Another huge thank you to the committee: Jill Cook, Lucy Johnson, Laura Hargrave, Tracyanne Pitt, Svit Coppola, Chloe Thompson and Mills Brough.  A special mention to Jill for all off her amazing print design work.

Thank you to the following companies/individuals for their sponsorship and donations too:

Alderbrooke Group - Sponsorship

TwistPrint - Sponsorship of all printing costs

By the Horns Brewing Co. - for their prize donation and for the deal they did us on the beer

Waitrose Southside - Multiple prize donations and for their assistance with organsing our refreshments

MeatUp Grill - for their prize donation

The Nailish - for their prize donation

Laura Hargrave (mother of Lawrence) - for her prize donation

Slice SW18 (Chloe Thompson, mother of Artie) - for her wonderful winners' cookies

Lucy Johnson (mother of Eliza) - for her prize donation

Ben and Jerry's (Chrissie Dunn, mother of Freddie) - for her prize donations



6th March 2017

Sainsbury's Active Kids Update

Help us get brand new sports and cooking equipment, and experiences by collecting Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s until 2 May. All collected vouchers must be placed in the collection box in the School Office before 30 June 2017.

From 17 vouchers for a wooden spoon and 22 vouchers for a skipping rope the range of cooking and active equipment is endless.   Below are some examples of the equipment on offer.  You can see the full catalogue by visiting here.

Currently we have collected 4990 vouchers. 

Can you help us collect more?



10th February 2017

FOFW's First After School Disco a Huge Success!

FOFW hosted its first after school disco this afternoon for all pupils in Nursery, Reception and Year One.  It was a huge success and the children had the most amazing time.  A big thank you to Mrs Hearn and the teachers for teaching the children some first class dance routines and for their enthusiasm during the event.  Another huge thank you to the FOFW organising committee of Sarah Barbour, Jill Cook, Niamh Falconer, Grace Hanbury and Lucy Johnson.



25th January 2017

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers are back!





Today Sainsbury's launched their Active Kids vouchers scheme for 2017.  This runs until 2nd May.  We can exchange the vouchers  for sports and cooking equipment for the children. We would be grateful for any voucher donations and the collecting box will be in the School Office. Alternatively you can put them in letter box outide the main entrance on Garratt Lane.

Please note the following: In Sainsbury’s Locals, you will get one voucher for every £5 you spend and in Sainsbury’s supermarkets and on-line at you will receive 1 voucher for every £10 you spend. Depending on how you shop you may be issued with physical vouchers or with a printed piece of paper, so please keep your vouchers safe!



23rd January 2017

Tesco Bags of Help Grant 



21st December 2016

FOFW Carols by Candlelight

Yesterday, saw the first FOFW Carols by Candlight in the school playground.  We joined forces with the Anchor Church and it was the most amazing evening and truly epitomised what a wonderful community we have.  A huge thank you to Nicole Salvesen and Jo Nicholson for all of their hard work in arranging the evening.  Also, thank you to the volunteers who helped with set up, during the event and with clear up.  An amazing £691.85 was raised through donations on the evening.  We look forward to this being an annual event. 



19th December 2016

Spending FOFW Funds

Last Friday, FOFW presented the school with a cheque for £5,000 to spend on items including story sacks, sports equipment, visualisers, and teepees for the gardens.  A big thank you to all the parents, families and members of the wider community who have helped to create a wonderful sense of community and raise lots of money at the FOFW events.  



16th December 2016

Christmas Giving

A huge thank you to everyone who donated items to our collection for two local charities to help those who are in need over Christmas. All the collected items will be delivered to the Earlsfield Food Bank and the Wandsworth Salvation Army.  Once again, thank you for supporting people in our community this Christmas.



1st December 2016

Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  The FOFW Community Garden Project has been shortlisted for a public vote in our region.  The public will now vote in store from 1st to 31st December 2016 on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. We need your help!  Please vote for us to win the top prize of £5,000.

More information on the #TescoBagsofHelp initiative can be found at

Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on our project:


There will be a delay in voting in 20 Tesco stores nationally, since these stores are awaiting new voting units. Temporary solutions may be put in place in these instances, but please bear with Tesco where this is the case.

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.



24th November 2016

LocalGiving #GiveMe5 Campaign

To celebrate #GivingTuesday on the 29th November and the newly announced Local Charities Day on the 16th December, LocalGiving will be running two festive #GiveMe5 campaigns to encourage everyone to support a local charity and give something back to their communities.

Each campaign will match 1,000 x £5 donations made during each 24hr period. As with all #GiveMe5 campaigns, successful donations will be chosen at random the following day and charities and donors will be informed if their donation has been matched. 

Friends of Floreat Wandsworth are members of LocalGiving, so please support us by making a donation through LocalGiving on 29th November and 16th December.  Donors can donate £5 as often as they want, but for your donation to be entered into the matched funding draw it must:

  • be donated on the day
  • be a donation of exactly £5
  • not be part of any existing payment plan.

You may have signed up to LocalGiving as part of the #GrowYourTenner Campaign, but if not then please sign up by clicking on the image below.  Thank you in advance for your support.



6th November 2016

Christmas Shopping Event - 26th November 2016

We are delighted to confirm the final details for Floreat Wandsworth's first ever Christmas Shopping Event, and very much hope that you can come along and support us on the day. We are fundraising for our community garden, for books for the library and we are also saving towards a school minibus.


The event will take place on Saturday November 26th, from 2.30-5.00pm in the school hall (entrance on Garratt Lane). We have carefully curated an amazing selection of 17 stall holders, along with catering from the Jolly Gardeners (


We have beautiful artwork, homeware, decor and gifts from Flora Blackett (, Lula & Pops (, Sas Rowan Designs (, Olive & Reid ( and Handcrafted by Harriet ( 


We have sweets and treats from Gum Drops & Rainbows (, books from Usborne (, cards and stationery from Phoenix Trading ( and children's gifts from JJ's Wigwam (


We have baked goods and gifts from local business, Slice ( and incredible floral decorations and wreaths from Floweristry ( We also have gorgeous jewellery from Lulu Bel and Stella & Dot (, not to mention wonderful skincare from Go Natural Organic (


And we even have beer gifts and voucher from local brewery By the Horns (


It's a cash only event, so please come along and support Earlsfield's newest primary school.


Floreat Wandsworth Christmas Shopping Event 2016 Catalogue of Stalls

FOFW are running 4 amazing stalls on the day.  There will be a fabulous Tree of Promises with gifts from local businesses, stall holders and Floreat supporters.  There will be a coffee, tea, squash and mince pie stand supported by the ever generous Jolly Gardeners.  We are also running two tombola stalls at the event. One tombola is for grown ups (tickets are £5) and one is for the children (tickets are £3).  For both we are asking for donations from the parents.  We are asking for these donations to be brought into school on Friday 18th November at morning drop off.  We would be so grateful if you could donate one gift for adults (probably a bottle of wine is easiest) and one wrapped, second hand toy or book for the children.




21st October 2016

LocalGiving Grow Your Tenner



21st October 2016


We were absolutely delighted with the turn out at our AGM last night (Thursday 20th October). Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and to those people who have put themselves forward to be committee members for this academic year:

CO-CHAIRS Victoria Boxall-Hunt and Tee Barnes
VICE-CHAIR Claire Stewart
SECRETARY Natalie Stearn
TREASURER Sarah Barbour

Richard Bath

Ed Metzger

It was fantastic to be able to combine the AGM with a welcome drinks and despite the event not aiming to be a fundraiser, an amazing £340 was taken in dontations.  Minutes of the meeting will be posted shortly.



29th September 2016

Friends of Floreat Wandsworth AGM

Please come along to our AGM on Thursday 20th October at 7.45 pm in the School hall to review the last academic year and to look at FOFW's plans for the future.  New committee members will also be elected.  We hope everyone will stay for wine and nibbles in the hall and then we will head over to the Jolly Gardeners.


Please enter the school via the Community Entrance on Garratt Lane.


AGM Invite and Committee Members Election LetterFOFW Gift Aid Form______________________________________________________________



28th September 2016

Co-op Community Funding













14th September 2016

Road Safety Update

The council engineering department have now suspended some parking bays and replaced them with School Keep Clear Signs, have installed waiting restriction signs and also put up Wig-Wag School Signs on Garratt Lane and on Falton Road to warn motorists that they are approaching a school.  We would like to thank the Council for listening to and acting on our concerns.  Road Safety will continue to be a priority for the school and any concerns should be passed onto the School or Mills Brough.



17th June 2016

Road Safety Update

This morning, Mrs Hilary (Floreat CEO), Mr Custance (Headteacher), Mr Webster (Floreat COO), Councillor Angela Graham, Simon Wood (father of Amelia in Columbus and representing the parents) and Mills Brough (Parent Governor) met with Maryrose Page (Deputy Head of Enginering and Highways, Wandsworth Council) and David Tidley (Group Leader, Transportation, Wandsworth Council) to discuss road safety in the immediate area surrounding the school.  The Council's enginnering team have recently, at our request, carried out a survey of the area to look at existing road markings and signage and they have also been recording pedestrian numbers in the area.  The Council has recognised the issues regarding the absence of signage and road markings and have promised to try and push through applications for school keep clear signs, signage indicating there is a school and extended barriers on the pavements by the entrances before school returns in September.  

The School has committed to updating its School Travel Plan regulary as the school grows and to keeping an open line of communication with the Council.  Surveys will also be sent out to all parents and carers to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to give their feedback on this important isssue.  As the school numbers increase, we will be monitoring closely what road safety measures may be required to ensure the safety of our children.   



14th June 2016

Royal Summer Fair Success

What an amzing School Fair and luckily the weather was kind to us too!  A huge thank you to the the amazing Fair Committee of Fi Christie, Natalie Stearn, Caroline Libby, Sam Shreeve and Barbara Horsfield.  Ladies, you truly surpassed yourselves!  Another huge thank you to all of the parent volunteers who contributed items and volunteered to help on the day.  Thank you also to Mr Custance, Miss Cumming and Abdi for all your help on the day and to all of the staff who attended/volunteered (Miss Burton for your amazing jerk chicken).  Thank you to Harriet Wallace and to Arthur (Columbus class) for playing the (newly purchased by FOFW) piano so beautifully.  The day certainly showed that Floreat Wandsworth is flourishing and what an amazing school community we have.  An amazing £3,062 was raised on the day, so a big thank you to everyone who helped and attended.



25th May 2016

Nightingale Class Picnic

Nightingale Class met for a class picnic after school on Friday and raised a fantastic £127 for FOFW.  Thank you to everyone who joined the picnic and for your generous donations to FOFW.  Well done, Nightingale Class.



13th May 2016

Royal Summer Fair

Come and join the fun and celebrate the official Queen's 90th birthday!

There will be bouncy castles, arts & crafts, water games, ball games, children’s entertainment, a raffle, tombola, music, BBQ, refreshments, ice creams, ice lollies, Ms. Burton’s special jerk chicken, face painting, clothing, gifts, jewellery, beauty, cake & sweet stalls and loads more!

To take advantage of the early bird prices, please pre-order your Jolly Gardener BBQ food via the order form attached to the flyer below and return it to the school office by Friday 27th May.

Royal Summer Fair Flyer______________________________________________________________


10th May 2016

Raise money for FOFW through your daily shopping

We have set up relationships with different companies, where they pay FOFW when you shop with them.  This is such an easy way to raise extra funds through our normal shopping.  You just need to get into the habit of using our links and codes and then all commission is sent to us automatically.

STAMPTASTIC - give us 30% on all orders placed

STIKINS - give us 30% on all orders placed

SCOOTERS FOR SCHOOLS - give us 10% on all orders placed

EASY FUNDRAISING - There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!  You just need to get into the habit of going through or activating the Easyfundraising link. The table below outlines some of the commission offers available (please note these are subject to change, so check Easy Fundraising for current commissions):



only available to first time shoppers, so if you already have

an account try opening one under your partner's name!


Minimum online spend of £60 and donations are based on the

original order amount and will not change if amendments are made.

TESCO GROCERIES £2.50 available to new customers only
TESCO DIRECT 0.75% on every shop

on every shop - amendments must be done through the

Easyfundraising link

EBAY 2.5-3.75% on all orders
AMAZON 1.5% excludes Amazon Prime
ARGOS 0.75% on every shop
JOHN LEWIS 1.0% on every shop
M&S 1.5% (reduced to 1% during sale period)
BOOTS 0.5-4.0% on every shop
THE BOOK PEOPLE 2.5-3.5% on every shop
JUST EAT 1.0% on all orders
HUNGRY HOUSE 2.0%  on all orders
MAJESTIC WINE 1.0-3.5% on all orders

Please do sign up to Easyfundraising and remember the other offers above when shopping, and help raise valuable extra funds for FOFW.  

To find the links plese click here.



9th May 2016

Columbus Class Cake Sale

Columbus Class held an amazing Cake Sale on Friday after school and raised a fantastic £171 for FOFW.  Thank you to everyone who baked and to everyone who purchased the delicious cakes and bakes on offer.  Well done, Columbus Class.



4th May 2016

Auction of Promises

Don't miss out on the chance to attend our first big event - The Auction of Promises on Thursday 12th May from 7.30 pm. There are some truly amazing lots to bid on and there is also a Tree of Promises where you can take a chance on smaller prizes.  Included in the ticket price is dinner cooked by the Jolly Gardeners and a drink from the bar.  You can download the ticket application form and also the catalogue detailing the lots and how the evening will run.

Auction of Promises Ticket Application FormAuction of Promises Catalogue



29th April 2016

Road Safety

We are speaking to Wandsworth Council about improving road safety measures on the roads surrounding the School.  Friends of Floreat Wandsworth are doing this together with the School and the Governors.  We are looking at signage, road markings and the provision of a new pedestrian crossing on Garratt Lane.  


Wandsworth Council are currently carrying out their own consultation on whether to introduce a 20mph limit across the borough on all residential roads.  We would appreciate your support by commenting on the current consultation, which you can find the link to below.Wandsworth 20 mph Consultation

Although this is about whether to introduce a 20mph zone, there is space for free text comments where we would urge you to request that they improve traffic calming measures on the roads surrounding the school.  Garratt Lane is not included in their plans, but if you fill in the consultation there is the option to request for them to look at any particular main route ways that are not included in their proposal. We encourage you to request for a 20 mph zone on the area of Garratt Lane surrounding Floreat Wandsworth. 

The deadline to respond to the consultation is Sunday 15 May 2016 (midnight)

If you are keen to be involved in improving Road Safety in the area surrounding the school then please email us here.