The Friends of Whitegate School (FOWS) has been established over thirty years and are the main fundraising body of the school. All families, parents, carers, teaching and support staff are automatically members.

A wide range of events are organised throughout the year and are both of a social and fundraising nature. The events are organised by a hard working committee, who rely on parent and staff volunteers to help run the events.

Events organised include - Children's Christmas Craft Fair, A bi - annual Whitegate School Ball, Barbecue and Rounders Evening (July), Whitegate Beer Festival (June)*, Bingo at Christmas and Easter, School Discos and much more!

*Many of our fundraising events are open to members of the local community.

The organisation is incredibly successful for a small primary school raising between £6,000 - £8,000 each year.

Monies raised by the association have helped purchase computer equipment, sports equipment and tools and seeds for the Gardening Club. As an annual treat the cost of coach hire to the pantomime is paid for by F.O.W.S. A substantial amount of money has been raised towards the building and equiping of the 'new' school hall.

A copy of our accounts is available for viewing, also reports from the President.

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Whitegate CE Primary School


Chair of Governors:
Mrs Cotterill

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Susan Knight

Main Contact: Mrs Michelle Shephard, School Business Manager

Tel: 01606 212203