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The Friends of Great Binfields (FOGB) was established from what was previously the Parent Teachers Association.  It comprises of parents and staff who all volunteer to contribute their time and energy for the benefit of the school and the children.

Current Committee:

Nicki Backham (Chair) - Parent of child in Year 3

Jan Williams (Vice Chair) - Parent of children in Years 3 and 1

Lorah Noonan (Secretary) - Parent of child in Year 1

Vacant position (Vice Secretary) 

Lucia Bishop (Treasurer) - Parent of children in Years 3 and R 

Vacant position (Vice Treasurer)

Jules Rogers - Headteacher

Emma Brown - Parent of child in Year 3


Heulwen Norfolk - Parent of child in Year R


Liz Bartles-Smith - Parent of child in Year 1


Nicola Matthews - Parent of children in Years 5 and 3


Sophia French - Parent of child in Year 2


Vanessa Bus-van der Berg - Parent of child in Year 1


Wendi Chalmers - Parent of child in Year 2


Stefanie Rachmann-Davies - Parent of children in Years 5 and 3


Cheryl Khan - EYFS Leader

Nicki Lyddon - Deputy Headteacher


Debbie Robinson - Business Manager

All parents and staff are automatically members of the school parents' association (The Friends of Great Binfields).

The Friends of Great Binfields aim to provide a link between home and school and engage in activities which support the school and advance the education of the pupils. The committee is re-elected each year at the Annual General Meeting in September and spends the year planning and organising social and fund raising events for children, parents and members of the school community. The Christmas Fair, Summer BBQ, Pamper Evening, children's discos and other fun events throughout the school year have now become annual events, enjoyed by all sections of the local community.

Over the past few years, The Friends' fundraising efforts have provided many items to enrich and support the education of the children. Some of the major items purchased include cameras, a school pond and playground equipment. This year the group donated a large sum from the funds to help finance the new outdoor adventure play equipment and are also providing the pantomime for all the children at Christmas.

The aim this year is to raise funds towards a school minibus to help transport children to sporting events and other activities.  If the target of £4,000 is exceeded, then the excess will go towards the new outdoor classroom venture.

The organisation depends on the support of every member of the school community to continue its valuable work and it is always in need of new ideas. The Friends hope that you, as parents, will fully support it and make new friends at the same time.

If you would like to talk to any of the Friends please contact us at

The Friends of Great Binfields Primary School is a registered charity.

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