Meet The Friends

The Friends of Wolverhampton Grammar School is our parent teacher association. Friends meet once or twice a term and organise a range of fundraising events on behalf of both parts of the school.

Both Senior School and Junior School Friends hold an annual AGM open to all parents and staff who want to learn more about their work. Contact the school reception if you would like the opportunity to learn more about our Friends and what they do.

If you would like to become more involved as a parent, the following FAQs might help you decide if joining the Friends is for you.

What do the Friends do?

Our Friends work with the school to arrange fundraising and social events.

Why have Friends at an Independent School?

Not all parents have the opportunity to meet each other either in the playground or at the school gates. The Friends offer another way for parents to meet each other and become involved in school activities.

The Friends events involve you in the school by giving you the opportunity to socialise with parents and staff outside of the normal school situation. They also raise vital funds for specific, student led projects. Previous fundraising activities have helped support gym equipment, a new mini bus, theatre seating and even a boulder wall.

How do I join?

By being a part of the school as a parent or guardian of a child, you are already a member of The Friends of Wolverhampton Grammar School and will receive details of any events they have planned throughout the year.

Can I become more involved than just coming to events?

Yes, there are lots of ways that you can get involved and offer to help without becoming a committee member. If you would like someone to contact you with details of how you can get more involved simply leave your details at school reception and a parent from the steering group will contact you.

If I joined the committee what would be involved?

You would need to come to the termly meetings where possible. At the meetings Friends plan events. The jobs you can volunteer to do are wide ranging and varied, they can include for example collecting tickets, serving guests at an event or simply helping to sell raffle tickets etc.

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