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A warm welcome to the new academic year – 2021 / 2022 

 Please click here for the Friends of St Martin's Welcome Letter for 2021/2022

The Friends of St Martin of Porres are a group of parents who work with the school to raise funds and arrange fun events for our school family. If you'd like to get involved, please get in touch. We're always looking for people to help at events, do admin, provide ideas and many other things. Just email stmartinfriends@gmail.com

All parents of children at St Martin of Porres School are automatically members of the Friends of St Martin of Porres, a voluntary organisation whose aim it is to raise funds to aid the running of our school. We have chosen a Catholic education for our children and part of that commitment comes with a responsibility to do everything we can to ensure that the school is well maintained and financially sustainable so that our children can continue to benefit from the distinctive ethos that St Martin of Porres provides. 


Confirmed Events for 2021-2022 are -

Annual General Meeting

EGM Tuesday 25th January, 8pm, via Zoom


Uniform & Book Sale

Friday 5th November     Completed

Year 5 Cake Sale

Friday 26th November    Completed

Christmas Market

Friday 3rd December    Completed

Carols around the tree

Friday 10th December    Completed

Christmas Raffle

Monday 13th December    Completed


Meeting to plan events for 2022 including celebrations for the St Martin's 50th Anniversary


Uniform, Book & Toy Sale

Friday 14th January 3.00pm    Completed

Garage Tidy

Volunteers welcome    10.00am - 12.30pm


Year 4 Cake Sale

Friday 28th January  Completed

Year 3 Cake 

Friday 25th February  Completed

Year 2 Cake Sale & Mother's Day Sale

Friday 25th March  Completed

Easter Raffle

Send your tickets in by Thursday 24th March.

Send your donation in on Friday 25th March.

Draw will be held w/b 28th March 


Art Exhibition

Friday 29th April

Year 1 Cake Sale

Friday 13th May

Summer Market

Friday 27th May 

 Quiz Night

Friday 17th June 

Nursery & Reception Cake Sale

Friday 24th June

At present the Friends: 

  • Subsidise each school trip by nearly £3 per child 

  • Provide additional equipment and resources for classrooms, as well as the replacement of books for both KS1 and KS2 libraries. 

  • Pay for visiting workshops and groups into the school, for example The Magic Lantern, Story Tellers, Ten Ten Theatre Company, K.A.O.S. music group, Science workshops and entertainment for the EYFS – Nursery/Reception. 


The Friends of St Martins would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support in the last academic year and a record sum of money was raised from the effort and hard work of so many. 

The Friends Committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and a Secretary, plus 2 or 3 representatives for each class. These reps can take it in turns to attend committee meetings and to help to pass on communication within their class. There is usually one meeting per half-term depending on the events timetable. 

Committee elected at the meeting of the 19th October 2021

Chair - Vacant

Vice Chair - Vacant

Secretaries - Penny Woods

Treasurer - Alice Mercanti

Finance Team - Vacancies