Friends of Downsview
A very warm welcome from the Friends of Downsview
Every parent/ carer with children at the school automatically becomes a member of our wonderful team and we welcome any parent/ carer to support us on our mission to raise funds for Downsview Primary School and build a stronger community. We aim to support the teachers in their role to provide a stimulating environment and enhance the children's learning experience by fundraising and organising social and community events. The money raised helps to pay for extra school equipment and activities. We also work alongside the school's Junior Governors to have 'pupil voice' on our spending. Our team is a great way to meet people and play an active role in your child's schooling experience. It doesn't require a huge amount of time, a regular commitment or any special training.
Our Committee members are:
Staff representative: Nikki Gray, Senior Assistant Head Teacher
If you are interested in joining, or would like to find out more, then please contact us using our e-mail address: Friends@downsview.croydon.sch.uk.
Our latest project
Our Year 2 children playing on our new equipment 1.MP4
Our Year 2 children playing on our new equipment 2.MP4
Our Year 2 children playing on our new equipment 3.MP4
Meet the Dragons
Our Events this Year
Mother's day Gift Shop
Our Mother's day gift shop was great and the children loved every part of it. They got to create a card and personalised sticker for their gift and choose a gift that they think their mum will love. Thanks to all of those who bought gifts. We raised over £300! This will go towards out Key Stage 1 playground equipment.
The opening of our outdoor gym equipment
Mr Blake Aldridge
Spring Disco 2023
Help us raise money for free! It's easy! Did you know that whenever you buy anything online or in store you could be collecting free donations for Downsview? Many companies, such as Amazon, Sainsburys, John Lewis, Tesco and M&S, plus thousands more, will make a FREE donation to us every time you shop with them online.
What do you need to do?
- Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/downsview and join for free.
- Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising to find the site your want (e.g. Amazon) and start shopping.
- After you have checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Downsview Primary chool for no extra cost. There are no hidden charges. The price you pay will be exactly the same as if you had gone to the retailer's website directly.
- It also works when you are out shopping on the high street - just register your credit card online first.
Many UK companies will match the money that is raised by PTA fundraising initiatives if their employees are parents of pupils who attend a school with a PTA/ Friends team. Please check with your employer if they provide match funding and let us know. Match funding can greatly enhance Downsview PTA fundraising!