Friends of Chase Bridge


Welcome to the Friends of Chase Bridge (FOCB) page!

The Friends is a charity that brings together parents, staff, pupils and the local community. As parents of children at the school or staff members, you are automatically a part of the Friends and we look forward to welcoming you to the school and seeing you at our events!


Our Mission

To support the school and the local community through targeted activities that enrich the lives of the children, their families and our community as a whole.


What we do

Bringing the community together: The Friends’, as we like to be known, aim to enhance the experience families have during their time at our school. We seek to bring the wider school community together through engaging, entertaining, informing and fundraising.

Fundraising: We raise valuable funds for Chase Bridge that the school use to support key projects and buy additional resources. Recent projects include the wonderful Edible Playground at the front of the school and Lions (before and after school wrap around care) expansion.

Communication: The Friends also acts as a valuable link in communications between parents and the school staff. Each class has their own representative that helps to provide links between parents and the teacher. Class reps meet termly with the teachers and once a year with the headteacher to discuss the latest news.


So how does it work?

The Friends are a group of parents who have volunteered to get involved to help raise money for the school and bring the school community together. Some people are heavily involved, others less so. Most of all, it is a group of people who want to make a difference to the school and the children’s experience.

Throughout the year, we run a series of fun events that help to strengthen the relationships for all parents, staff and children: film nights, quizzes, discos, Summer and Christmas Fairs etc. And throughout the year we work with the school to identify things we can invest in for the school, (laptops, books, playground equipment, minibuses etc.) ensuring that every penny we raise goes to funding more great stuff that fulfils are ambition – to enrich the lives of the children.


Can I get involved?


We want to make our PTA as inclusive and collaborative as it can be, enhancing all of our shared experience of school. We welcome everyone to come to a Friends meeting, to take on a specific role, become a Class Rep or help at events.

However, we know that this is not for everyone and we recognise that many of us simply do not have the time. There are some simple ways we welcome your involvement:

  • Responding to your Class Reps requests
  • Turning up to organised events
  • Reading our Newsletter
  • Giving feedback and making suggestions (without commitment!)

Each year takes it in turn to organise the different events - and there are lots of different jobs to be done - from planning the theme, sorting the admin, raising money through sponsorship or prizes, to advertising and marketing of it.

You don’t need to commit to anything ongoing, but any little help that you might be able to offer is always hugely appreciated. We really hope we can create ways for you to be involved!

If you'd like to find out more about what the Friends are doing currently then take a look at our Facebook page by clicking here, or drop us an email at




Fundraising target 2019/20

Our fundraising forecast for this year is set at £18,320 which will be used to support the following:

  • Individual class budgets including Lions, Nursery am and pm £1,200 - discretionary spending by the year groups on class items which are not covered by the school budget.
  • An AED (defib) for the school and local community £1,247 - this includes training and additional accessories.
  • IT equipment £10,718 - this will be part of a rolling programme to replace pupil laptops and other ICT resources. This year we aim to fund the first set of replacement laptops and to purchase iPads which will be used in ICT lessons.
  • Library redevelopment £5,000 - the school has exciting plans to redevelop and expand the children’s library. Information about this project will be announced in due course.

There maybe other funding requests which will be under discussion and we will keep you updated should anything change. So, let’s roll our sleeves up and raise as much money as we can in order that these ambitious projects can be realised.


The committee

The Friends of Chase Bridge are parents of children at the school who give up some of their time and effort to run events and activities that benefit our children, build a school community, and raise money for the school.

Chair - Jo Humphreys

The Chair provides leadership for the committee ensuring all FoCB business is properly debated and agreements reached. The Chair also works closely with the Secretary and Treasurer to ensure that the association is run effectively. The Chair works closely with the school.

Event Managers - Hermione Iaccarino and Katie Lyall

Supporting individual event teams - the Events Manager will work with the FoCB Committee, School and wider community to assist in the successful delivery of both fund raising events and events which will enrich the experience of the children.

Treasurer - Ali Hodder-Williams

Assistant Treasurer - Vishal Patel

The Treasury Team manages the bank account and produces all financial papers. They retain the cheque book and arrange for all payments to be authorised as per the FoCB policy.

Class Rep Co-ordinator - Carmelle Jaitly

The Class Reps Co-ordinator must be approachable, a good listener, organised, assertive, fair and a good communicator who is willing to put forward the views of the people they represent.

Marketing and Communications - Emily Metcalfe and Vishna Shah

A good understanding of marketing and communication activities which will allow this postholder to support all Friends' activities.

General Committee Members: Yvonne Choat, Carla Viljoen, Lauren Barrow and Jenny Jenner.



Once a term, we publish a newsletter to inform our parent community of all the exciting events we have lined up and to share past fundraising success stories.





Class Reps - 2020 to 2021

Nursery Katherine Totton
Cherry Angelika Pereira, Navdeep Sidhu and Sarah Thomson
Fir Angela Nicolson and Hyun Young
Maple Jenny Jenner and Angie Neoh
Year 1  
Oak Tori Holcomb and Charlotte Byron
Willow Claire Tomkins and Adam Barry
Apple Jessica Speirs
Year 2  
Birch Angie Neoh, Divya Sharma and Jasmin Athwal
Chestnut Susan Ruggles-Ross and Tiffany Patel
Acacia Leo Browning, Sarah Thomson and Angela Nicolson
Year 3  
3M Sally Cornelius and Sonia Gogna
3J Maria Bedwell and Jo Olliffe
3B Jane McPherson and Nathalie Warren
Year 4  
4O Leo Browning and Jude Jones
4F Reena Stone and Maria Iskurti
4K Michelle Reynolds, Lara Michael and Sarah Thomson
Year 5  
5B Carmelle Jaitly
5N Christine Covill
5P Navinder Paul
Year 6  
6W Vacancy
6M Manpreet Varaitch-Sachdev
6C Karen Devereux                         




Get In Touch

Chase Bridge Primary School
Kneller Road

020 8892 1242

Headteacher: Mr King
School Business Manager: Mrs Fleming