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The “Friends of Hollesley School” run several events throughout the year; some of them to raise money for the school and some of them are just for fun. These are constantly evolving but include the annual Christmas Fair, a Halloween “Spooktacular” at the village hall, an Easter Egg Hunt, a non-uniform day, cake stalls and a regular cinema evening for the children. We also hold regular coffee afternoons (with delicious home-baked cakes!) which give parents a chance to get together at school.

Improvements to School Grounds





Over the past year the Friends have focussed on maintaining and improving the school grounds. Through a series of weekend working parties work was carried out to improve the wildlife garden and pond (including an upgraded pond dipping platform), to replace and maintain the existing “rainbow shelter” and “bee shelter” and to build the new wet weather shelter and bark area.


Thank you to all the parents who made this possible through their generous donations of money, time and expertise!


New Playground Trail

The children are now enjoying the exciting new play trail that the Friends have purchased for the school.  Thanks to everyone who has been involved in removing the old equipment (which had become unsafe) and for supporting the Friends’ fundraising efforts over the past couple of years. Thanks as well for the school Governors’ financial contribution which enabled the climbing wall to be included along with the trail.

We hope it will give the children lots of fun and exercise over the coming years!


School Orchard

On Friday 29th March 2014 the “Friends”, along with lots of willing helpers from years 4,5 and 6, began work on the new school orchard.

We planted around 15 trees – which are a mixture of apple, pear, plum, cherry and even apricot!

It was a beautifully sunny spring day and lots of fun was had by all. The children did a really great job of digging holes, shovelling manure and giving the trees a good soaking.

Friends - school orchard 1(1)

Upcoming Events

Happy New Year!

There will be two new regular Friends fundraising events starting this term:

  • Non-uniform day on the last day of every term; dates will be Friday 5th April and Friday 19th July costing £1 per child
  • Film night on the penultimate Friday of every half term; dates will be 8th February, 29th March, 17th May, 12th July. 

Easter event

All children are invited to make an Easter bonnet/hat at home to bring to school for judging on Thursday 4th April at the Easter Fun Afternoon.

There will be an Easter hat parade at 1:30 with a winner chosen from each class (50p per entry)

All are welcome to come and join in the fun on Thursday 4th April;

  • 1:30 Easter hat parade
  • 2pm treasure hunt in the school grounds
  • 2:45 raffle, cake sale & refreshments


Plans for improving the outside area of the school are still ongoing. We have been working with the charity Groundwork

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/ who are advising us on the best way to use the money we have already raised to progress this project,

and how to apply for grants to boost our funds. Watch this space for exciting developments!


Saturday 27th April; social event at Hollesley Village Hall (details to follow)                              

Friday 5th July summer fun afternoon & camping in the school field                            



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