Upcoming events
Event Date
Virtual FTDS Meeting! 01/11/2021
Coin Trail 05/11/2021

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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FTDS Coin Trail
During the school day on Friday 5th November, the children will all be invited to participate in a charity Coin Trail on the playground, turning loose change into firework inspired art. But to do this we will need coins!

Please send your child in with any contribution of coins from Monday 18th October - coins will be collected in classrooms until the day of the event. Photos of the results will be published in the Noticeboard and al proceeds will go to the FTDS.  Thank you in advance!

Apparently in the UK we are hoarding some £50 million of loose change in our homes, so let’s have a clear out for a great cause!
2021/22 FTDS 100 club

The 2nd draw took place on 19th November and the winning numbers were:

1st Prize: number 35, 

Alexa Wilkinson

2nd Prize: number 54, 

Well done to the winners!  Prize money will shortly be on the way to you. The next draw is on Friday 17th December 2021.


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


Friday Oct 22nd 2021

Friday Nov 19th 2021

Friday Dec 17th 2021

Friday January 21st 2022

Friday February 25th 2022

Friday March 25th 2022

Friday April 22nd 2022

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!

On Hold - Second Hand Uniform

FTDS UNIFORM is on hold until after the Oct half term to allow us to complete a stock take and review our systems.
We always appreciate your support, if you would be interested in becoming part of our uniform team please email us at 

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 yr 4 and child in yr3)
Eve Smith - Vice Chair (Child in Reception)
Ruth Barnard - Treasurer (Child in yr3)
Paul Charleston - Vice Treasurer (Child in Nursery and Reception)
Sena Akbas - Joint Secretary (Child in yr 1)
Shahina Ahmed - Joint Secretary (Child in Reception)