Mr Andrew Hodge, Chairman

The Association of Friends is a group of parents and teachers who meet on a monthly basis during term time and put on a number of very enjoyable fundraising events throughout the academic year. These events include Bonfire Night Fireworks, a Christmas Fayre, Carols & Fizz and a Summer Fayre.

With the support of the Blue Coat School community, The Friends raise funds to support and enhance the children’s school life.  Recent projects have included a second outdoor classroom for the Forest School area and new seating for the Pre-Prep library. At the same time The Friends support local charities. Last academic year they were able to donate £1,400 to Open Door Counselling from the proceeds of various events.

In addition to raising funds, The Friends work tirelessly to create opportunities for social events and to bring the BCS family together whenever possible. Popular activities have been the Headmaster’s XI versus the Dads at Harborne Cricket Club and a Golfing Day at Edgbaston Golf Club.

The Association of Friends, would always love to welcome new members and volunteers. If parents are unable to join the committee and meet on a regular basis, they are still more than welcome to volunteer for individual events.  To express an interest or to find out more please email the incoming Chair of Friends, Andrew Hodge: thefriends@thebluecoatschool.com.

A second hand uniform shop is also run by The Friends and they hold regular sales throughout the year. Please contact Jules Dowell-Lee: uniform@thebluecoatschool.com.

Please see below for a list of forthcoming events :

Monday 30 September – AGM, 4.15pm in the School Hall

Friday 8 November – Fireworks Extravaganza, 6pm onwards

Thursday 5 December – Carols and Fizz, 7.30pm in the Boardroom

Saturday 7 December – Christmas Fayre, 12.00 noon to 4pm in the Sports Centre