Friends of Burford

This page contains news and information from the Friends of Burford (FOB), our school’s Parent Teacher Association. Contact us at Fob@burfordschool.co.uk.
FOB organises social and family events to help raise funds for the school. You can find our constitution here:

Signed FoB Constitution

We aim to raise at least £12,500 per year, which helps to fund the school’s IT provision and major projects such as the hall extension, the new music room (2018) and the Reception garden revamp (summer 2019). We are currently raising funds for Burford’s exciting new outdoor spaces project.
The easiest way to keep in touch with what’s going on is to like our Facebook page: Friends of Burford School 
Our jam-packed events calendar has something for everyone. We run a number of regular events including the Summer Social and Camping, our bi-annual Big Bash which is coming up on 9 November 2019, kids’ Christmas and summer discos, and Quiz and Comedy nights, but we are always on the lookout for new ideas.
We recognise that parents have busy lives so we want to make it as easy as possible for people to help out, even if you can only spare a couple of hours a year.
You can sign up on our doodle polls to help at individual events. The leader for each event will arrange everything and provide everything you need; by signing up you are just committing to turning up to help.

• 20 June 2019 Summer music concert bar leader:  Jane Hawksworth.
• 7 July 2019 Burford Bolt BBQ leader John Kentell and Burford Bolt Cake Stall leader Gina Smith.
• 8 July 2019 School disco leader: Jo McDonald
• 20 September 2019 Helpers at new parents’ welcome evening leader Carrie Pitt.

Or if you would like get more involved, please email Fob@burfordschool.co.uk to join our mailing list, or come along to a Committee meeting. We aim to finish meetings by 9.45 pm to allow time for socialising afterwards. The dates of our forthcoming Committee meetings are:

• Thursday 4 July 2019, AGM/Committee Meeting, 7:45 for 8 pm start in the Barn Club, Marlow Bottom.
• Thursday 26 September 2019, 7.45 for 8 pm start in the Barn Club, Marlow Bottom.
• Thursday 14 November 2019, 7.45 for 8 pm start in the Barn Club, Marlow Bottom.

Everybody is welcome to our FOB social at 8 pm on 11 July 2019 at the Three Horse Shoes Wycombe Rd, Marlow SL7 3RA, whether you are just beginning to think about getting involved with FOB or have been helping out for years.

Dozens of people help out at FOB events during the year but we always need more support from parents. Please join us in helping to raise important funds for the school and having lots of fun at the same time!