Friends of the Belham (FoB)

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Co-Chair                          Chantelle Edwards

Co-Chair                          Joni Hillman

Treasurer                          Doug Renwick

Committee member                 Isabelle Wood

Committee member       Lindsey Wales

SEND Rep            Libby Sarsfield

Diversity & Inclusion Rep Shereen Davis

Contact us:

Email or speak to one of our committee members.


We'd love to collect a list of skills and equipment, professional and amateur, that could be drawn upon for our events - everything from face painters to access to a van, from musicians to carpenters and bakers - please drop us an email if you can help in any way.


Friends of Belham is a registered charity, number 1168767. The committee are the trustees of the charity and are elected annually by the members at an AGM. The constitution, accounts, and annual reports may be requested for inspection by any member.

Everything you need to know about Friends of the Belham (FoB)

Friends of the Belham (FoB) is a registered charity (no. 1168767) run by parents and carers to:

  • Raise funds to support our school and enhance the education and experience of all pupils;
  • Organise community events to bring the school community together. 

All parents and carers are automatically members of FoB, (as are teaching and non-teaching staff). FoB is run by a small elected committee of volunteers who organise and run events, distribute funds to school projects and fulfill our charitable obligations.


A new committee is elected every November at the AGM but we are always looking for volunteers throughout the year. If you’d like to help out please email us.

FoB keeps the Belham community up to date on its activities through the weekly Friends’ Friendly e-bulletin, website updates, posters and class WhatsApp groups.

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In addition to attending FoB events and volunteering your time to help out, there are other ways you can support FoB and contribute to our fundraising (often with minimal effort required!)


Uniform labels

​These two companies give FoB a commission on every purchase. Labels have been tried and tested and are proven to survive the washing machine!

Quote code 105032 at checkout to raise 24% commission for FoB.

Quote code 36250 at checkout to raise 15% commission for FoB.

Easy Fundraising

Sign up for Easy Fundraising and a percentage of your online shopping from over 7,000 retailers will go to FoB.


Koru Kids

If you're using Koru Kids for childcare use the code SC1BELHAM in the 'How did you hear about us?' section and £50 each will go to FoB and your account.

Company match funding

FoB is registered with Benevity so if your employer offers company match funding you may be able to get them to match your donations or fundraising to FoB.

FoB Crockery Loans

Have you got a party coming up? Why not hire crockery from FoB. We have a decent stock of cups and plates that can be loaned out for an optional donation.

Complete the Google form to enquire about availability.

Co-Chair                          Chantelle Edwards

Co-Chair                          Joni Hillman

Treasurer                          Doug Renwick

Committee member                 Isabelle Wood

Committee member       Lindsey Wales

SEND Rep            Libby Sarsfield

Diversity & Inclusion Rep Shereen Davis

Over the academic year 2022-23, FoB raised an incredible £26,000! Funding was allocated to a wide range of school projects and activities, including:

  • The new school library
  • Musical instruments and their repair
  • Theatre trips
  • Before school sports clubs
  • Y6 performance
  • SEND equipment
  • Essential classroom resources
  • The inaugural Meet, Mingle & Munch event
  • School flowerbed planting
  • Sports Day lollies and medals
  • A subsidy for Leavers’ hoodies and yearbooks
  • Fencing for the Y1 playground

For more information on our income and expenditure, please see the Annual Report 2022-23.

In this academic year we have already funded:

  • New computers for pupils
  • Upgrades to the main playground toilets
  • Repairs to the Reception playground equipment
  • Reading and phonics resources
  • A separate fridge so the kitchen can now offer halal school lunches
  • SEND community trips
  • Theatre trips

FoB believes that we should champion ethical behaviour and apply our values in any activity we undertake, in addition to meeting our legal and regulatory requirements. Our ethical policy sets out FoB's values and provides a framework of ethical standards through which we will assess business partnerships, procurement, funding, and proposed events/activities. This document covers, among other things, inclusiveness, sustainability, and how we interact with our supporters and with the school.

Ethical Policy (pdf)

WhatsApp Guidelines

Class WhatsApp groups are a very useful and efficient way for parents and carers to communicate with each other and for FoB to share information relevant to the school and the community.

To help parents and carers to manage and navigate these groups, please read and observe our WhatsApp guidelines.