The Friends of
Northenden Community School (FNCS)

What is ‘The Friends?’

The Friends of Northenden Community School (‘The Friends’) is essentially the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the school.  It was established a number of years ago with the aim of:

    • supporting the school;
    • organising events for parents, children and the community;
    • raising additional funds for the school.

The main events organised by the Friends on an annual basis are:

    • discos for the children (Christmas and Summer)
    • quiz night for adults
    • the Summer Fair (usually end of June)

all of which, through the generosity of families who take part and support the events, raise about £2,000 for the school each year.

Keeping in Touch

The friends have their own Facebook page:

The ‘Friends’ Facebook page should only be used for ‘Friends’ business and not for other matters related to the school, including general enquiries or complaints.  These should be directed to the school. 


You can email the chair of the ‘Friends’ via


All parents are members of the ‘Friends’ and all are welcome at its regular meetings.  Termly meetings take place at the school.  Meetings at other times, usually just for Committee members, take place at members’ houses or at a local venue.

Committee Members / Officers

At the meeting on Wednesday 25th November 2015, the following Officers were appointed/agreed:

  • Chair – Rachel Binnie
  • Treasurer – Wendy England
  • Secretary – Claire Shaw
  • Fundraising / Sponsorship – Amy Carline
  • Purchasing – Jackie Furbey

 If you can help support the Friends in anyway, please get in touch with one of the elected officers of the Friends.

How is the money raised spent?

The way in which the money raised by events is spent by the school is informed and decided by:

  • the ideas of staff, children, parents and Headteacher of the school
  • the Committee of the Friends

In recent years funding has been used for:

  • the playground activity trail (£5,000+)
  • playground markings (£1,000+)
  • visiting theatre groups (£1,500+)
  • sound system for the hall (£2,000+)
  • new stage for school plays and productions (£2,000+)

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Forthcoming Events


Friday 25th November
Children’s Discos

Reception – Year 2 children
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Year 3 – Year 6 children
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Spring Term

Quiz Night
Date to be confirmed