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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Story Time with Santa
Before the end of term Santa will be bringing some festive sparkle to Tannery Drift First School sharing his reading of a festive story and gifting all of the children a book.
All of the children of Tannery Drift First School will receive a book and watch Santa's story in their classes.
In previous years we have run Story Time with Santa as part of our Christmas Fair, if you would like to donate the price of a ticket you can make a suggested donation of £3 on our JustGiving page.

Friends of Tannery Drift School is fundraising for Friends of Tannery Drift School (justgiving.com)

2021/22 FTDS 100 club

The 4th draw took place on 21st January and the winning numbers were:

1st Prize: number 14, 

Daniel S

2nd Prize: number 30, 
Christina S

Well done to the winners!  Prize money will shortly be on the way to you. The next draw is on Friday 25th February 2022.


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!

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.

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.

Amazon Smile
If you are doing Christmas 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

Joint Secretary Vacancy
We need you!
We require a joint secretary/trustee to join our team ASAP.
Your role would include submitting wording for the school notice board on a weekly basis, over seeing the lottery license and updating the trustees information annually.
Please consider if you could support us by taking on this role and contact us via
for more information.
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)
Shahina Ahmed - Joint Secretary (Child in Reception)
Vacancy - Joint Secretary