Friends of OBHS
Our next AGM will be held on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 6.30pm in the Library - Parents are invited to join us. Anyone welcome!

The Friends have put in an application for a Community Matters scheme with Waitrose in Wymondham, to be considered for one of their monthly local community causes that they support. Waitrose allocate £1000 per month to be shared between 3 local causes. Our bid was successful and we have been chosen as one of their 3 February good causes!! This means that all customers receive a token to place in their chosen voting box at the end of their shop. Voting will be open from tomorrow and will run 1-28 Feb. Votes will be counted at the end of that time and then hopefully we will receive a cheque for a share of £1000!! We need as many people as possible to get to Waitrose in Wymondham and put a counter in the FOBHS voting box! More tokens = more votes = more £ for school!!!

How we’ve helped the school

We have continued to fundraise by way of raffles, attending concerts and the annual production, selling food and refreshments, as well as pop up sales in school at Christmas and Easter. Thanks to the support from students, staff and parents we have managed to purchase various items for school. Since January here are what the monies raised have been spent on:-

  • £230 for a Lego Mindstorm Kit for the Science Department
  • £35 Lawn Tennis annual subscription – PE Department
  • £350 contribution to the purchase of a GoGoHare and the resources towards it – Art Department
  • £380 for 2 x exam reader pens for use by students in examinations
  • £140 for 2 x sewing machines – Technology Department
  • £250 donation to the Year 11 prom

Without our efforts purchase of some of these would not have been possible.

We are always happy to see new faces – even if you can only help out at the odd event during the year and we welcome any ideas for fundraising events!

Our members are all parents. The current team are:

Lisa Groom (Chair), Pip Hoddy-Brown (Vice-Chair), Clare Lamberti (Treasurer), Jakki Cunningham (Secretary), Maria Cooke, Sharon Ford, Yvonne Davey, Emma Colby, Cheryl Turburville, Shirley Abbott

If you would like to contact the Friends or would like to join our friendly team, please use the following email address:


Achieving Excellence Together...
01953 860233