Friends of St Mary's

The Friends of St Mary's School is a registered charity open to parents/carers, teaching staff, Governors and anyone interested in the welfare of the school.

We are a vibrant, dynamic group and our aim is to make our children's education a rich, varied and fun experience. We believe that a school is a community to which every parent/carer can contribute for the benefit of their children.

We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year including the Yate Scarecrow Trail, Christmas fair, discos, tuck shops, family bike ride, cake sales, and the St Mary's 5K and fun runs - among others! We meet once a term and welcome any new members.

In the 2018–19 school year we raised a record-breaking £18,050 from various events.

This has allowed us to help fund new improvements to the Church Road entrance area, pond and wildlife zone, new friendship benches in the playgrounds, a trip for every class in the school, school experiences, play equipment, new iPads and laptops, sports equipment and reading book boxes for classes.

During the 2019-20 school year our target is once again to raise more than £10,000 for the school.

Our current committee members are:

Chair - Justin Blackett

Vice Chair - Richard Harris

Treasurer - James Gay


Public Secretary - Stacey Waring

For more information about the Friends please see our website or like our Facebook page!