Who are we?

Friends of Tannery Drift School (FTDS) isn’t just a group of people who attend meetings, it’s every parent, carer and member of staff who helps to fund raise for the school – whether you are part of our committee and organise events, donate cakes or uniform for a sale, or help out at an event.

Our Objectives:

To raise money to fund projects, equipment or facilities that will enhance school life for Tannery Drift children and that would not otherwise be funded i.e. by the Local Education Authority.

To organise fund raising or cost neutral events that are fun for the children/parents of Tannery Drift School

What We Do!

FTDS run a variety of fundraising events throughout the year including: Cake/Uniform Sales, Craft Events, Discos, School Fairs, Sponsored Events, Camping, Sports Day Keyrings, Film Nights & More

We also support the school by providing refreshments at school events and through a termly wildlife area and outdoor space tidy up.

To keep informed about what FTDS have been doing and our upcoming calendar, check out our FTDS section in the school noticeboard.

Visit our Website

To see upcoming events, buy tickets for events and more, please visit our website Friends of Tannery Drift School

Current members:

Anna Greetham (Headteacher & Trustee)
Paula McQueen (Chair & Trustee)
Eve Smith (Vice Chair)
Claire Khodabukus (Secretary & Trustee)
Ruth Barnard (Treasurer )
Lucy Seymour (Staff)
Paige Collingbourne (Staff)
Emma Harding
Hazel Izod
Sarah McMeechan
Mark Logan
Corin Stokes
Helen Foley
Stacey Caruso
Samuel Cootes
Gemma Cootes
Sena Akbas


FTDS have funded events and equipment for the whole school community, including: a new interactive smart white board for the hall, new books and a new mural for the school library & a whole school pantomime performed by Imajica Theatre Company.

We also allocate funds for each class in the school to use to enrich their students school experience, including visits by: Labtots, Wild Science & author – Gareth P Jones.

Get involved!

If you are interested in becoming involved without any regular commitments you could join our FTDS helpers list.  E-mails are sent out to the helpers list before events outlining the support we need and asking for volunteers, anything from selling tickets, to running a stall for an hour or even just packing away after an event!  To be added to our list please email us at

If you are able to offer more of your time, we hold regular meetings throughout the year and are always delighted to welcome new members

We will be looking for a new Secretary from September 2019 and currently have a vacancy in the role of Vice Chair, if you would be interested in more information about either of these roles please drop us an e-mail.

The Friends have recently paid for Ark Farm to come and visit Nursery and Reception for the day. The children really enjoyed the interactive experience.
Imajica Theatre Company came to perform a pantomime to the whole school thanks to the generosity of the Friends.
The Friends run a variety of events throughout the year, this year’s events have included Pottery Painting, Camping and the Summer Fair.
The Friends of Tannery Drift is a registered charity in England and Wales, registration number 291369.