Friends of NCS

The Friends of
Northenden Community School (FNCS)


A huge “thank you” to everyone who joined us on Friday 2nd March for our quiz night.  Well done to the winning team, “The Fried Eggheads”.  The questions and answers for the 11 Rounds can be found here.

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 of the school are automatically invited to be members of the ‘Friends’ and all are welcome at its regular meetings.  Meetings usually take place at the school once per half term, usually on a Tuesday at 6.45pm.

Committee Members / Officers

  • Chair – Rachel Binnie
  • Treasurer – Wendy England / Becky Holley
  • Secretary – Claire Shaw

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+)

At this time (2018), the Friends are aiming to complete their fundraising to support the school in refurbishing its ICT Suite and upgrading its computers which are used by all pupils at the school.

friends of ncs

Forthcoming Events

Friday 18th May 2018
Children’s Discos

Saturday 16th June 2018
Summer Fair


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