Upcoming events
Event Date
Sponsored Swim 22/05/2022
Tannery Camping 11/06/2022

Welcome to the Friends of Tannery Drift School!            Registered Charity: 291369

Friends of Tannery Drift School (FTDS) are every parent, carer and member of staff who helps to fund raise for our school – whether you are part of our committee/membership and organise events, make donations, or help out at an event.

FTDS raise money throughout the academic year to fund projects, equipment or facilities which would not otherwise be funded, to enhance school life for the children of Tannery Drift First School. 

There will be new challenges this year for FTDS, however we will continue to explore enjoyable ways to bring together and support our wider school community, through fundraising and cost neutral events/activities, while being mindful of the financial pressures families are experiencing and adhering to the changing guidance associated with COVID 19.  

In 2020/2021 FTDS have funded or agreed to fund:

Outdoor play equipment for Years 1-4.
 Reading Scheme books for Reception and KS2. Non fiction books and fiction for Badger class. Whole school online panto - Jack and the Bean Stalk (with a bag of popcorn each). Gift of a book for every child - Story Time with Santa.  Early Years Ducklings. Blah Blah Blah games for KS2 classes.  WOW days - Nursery space day, Reception travel day, Yr1 drumming workshop, Yr2  beach day, Yr3 Labtots workshops, Yr4 Stageright workshops.  Year Group discos (with a bag of crisps), Leavers' party donation.

To join us or find out more please contact us at:  friendsoftannerydriftschool@gmail.com

Please look at our helpers page to see how you can support us by volunteering for a role at our up coming events!

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Sponsored Swim 22/05/22
Teams swim in relay for 55 minutes – it is not a race – the idea is swimmers enjoy themselves and have fun while raising funds!
Sponsorship gained will be split 50/50 with Home-Start and FTDS.
Tannery Campout 2022

Camping tickets: Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th June,

Day tickets: Saturday 11th June


We invite you to come and pitch your tent, let the kids have fun with their friends, enjoy craft and sporty activities, learn some circus skills, and have a BBQ and campfire on the school field. If you don’t fancy camping overnight, join us instead just for the day time (1.30-8pm).

Amazon Smile
When shopping on Amazon please consider signing up to Amazon Smile as you can raise 0.5% on each purchase which will go directly to The Friends of Tannery Drift.
Follow the link to get started

2021/22 FTDS 100 club

The 7th draw took place on 22nd April and the winning numbers were:

1st Prize: number 25, 

Carly B

2nd Prize: number 3, 
Shaun R

Well done to the winners!  Prize money will shortly be on the way to you. The next draw is on Friday 20th May 2022.


The FTDS 100 club is a charitable lottery with 10 draws across the year. The remaining draws will be on the following dates, live on the Tannery Parents Facebook page:


Friday May 20th 2022

Friday June 17th 2022

Friday July 15th 2022


Subscription for 2020/21 is now closed. Thank you and good luck to all taking part!

Second Hand Uniform

We are now only selling the following logo items via our email account:
Jumpers £5, Cardigans £5, Sports Hoodies £5 (due to the nature of the logo some cracking is to be expected), PE T-Shirts, Book Bags, PE Bags, Sun Caps.
Donations of good condition logo items can be made via our donation box on the school site. Due to stock levels we are unable to accept donations of greys/whites/joggers or summer dresses at this time.


Easy Fundraising

As we can't fundraise in person we would like to ask if you are doing your shopping online, please sign up to easyfundraising.

Over 4,000 sites will give us a free donation every time you shop online. This will help us continue to provide activities and resources for the school for our children to enjoy and benefit from.

You can also make a donation at any time via our DONATE NOW button.

Meet the Committee Members
Paula McQueen - Chair (TA for yr4 and child in yr3)
Dorota Donigiewicz - Vice Chair (Child in Reception and yr1)
Ruth Barnard - Treasurer (Child in yr3)
Paul Charleston - Vice Treasurer (Child in Nursery and Reception)
Shahina Ahmed - Joint Secretary (Child in Reception)
Hazel Izod - Joint Secretary (Child in Yr1)