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Friends of Edith Borthwick

Friends of Edith Borthwick is a registered charity. Known as Friends or FOEBS (pronounced feebs) we raise funds for the benefit of all children within the school and support the school sense of community. We are a small team of volunteer parents, carers and staff. Over recent years funds raised have been used to subsidise school trips, purchase a new mini bus, play equipment and support various curriculum and social activities. We fundraise ourselves, seek grants and sponsorship. We also organise fun events at school for families, learners and staff.


The Friends meet on a regular basis during term time at the school and everyone is welcome to attend, whether they are staff, friends or family members. The more help the committee has, the more we can do to raise valuable funds for the students. Even if you are unable to attend the meetings, help at events is always gratefully received. If you feel you would either like to join the committee, find out more about what we do or even make suggestions for fund raising ideas please contact  


The Friends committee would like to thank all who support us and encourage everyone to get involved in whatever way they can to support our fantastic school and amazing learners.


Committee Structure:

Chairperson - Victoria Faulks (parent/Governor)

Treasurer - Kelly Naylor (ex-parent/staff)

Secretary - Stacey McElligott (parent)


Committee members:

Dan Woodman - Headteacher

Kim Ward - Assistant Headteacher

Sarah Burns - Parent & School Lottery

Heather Hill - Previous Parent and School Governor

Rebecca Reiman - Teacher & School Enterprise

Pearl and Nigel Hakes - Carers

Julie Stilling - Parent & Preloved Uniform





Interview With Owen

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We thought you might like to hear from Owen himself about how he started drawing maps, how he feels about the response to them and what he thinks about holding his own One Man Show!

Owen's Marvellous Maps Exhibition - Video 'Social Story'

Name the Ducks Competition

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Animal Therapy & Care have three new residents but they need names!? Please share your ideas and raise some pennies for the development project. Duck Day will take place at school on Friday October the 15th so please send in your pennies!

Staff Appreciation Day 2021

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Just our way of showing the staff what they mean to us.

IQ Cards Christmas Scheme

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How to take part and purchase Christmas cards & gifts with your child or young person's designs.

Brogan Group Donation

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We are enormously grateful to The Brogan Group for a very generous donation which will be used to redevelop our Early Years Playground. Check out their news article here

Welcome Picnic Thank You Video

Edith Borthwick Prom 2021

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Our leavers from 2020 & 2021, their families, staff and upper school learners attended their Summer Ball/Prom to celebrate their achievements. It was delayed until this September due to Covid. A jolly good time was had by all!

Animal Therapy & Care Development Project 2021

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Welcome Picnic September 2021 Video 'Social Story'

Owen's Maps - Follow Up to Edith Borthwick's Got Talent Show

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Following our virtual Talent Show in Summer 2021 Owen's Mum got in touch to say he had been too shy to enter but had a real talent for drawing... watch the story unfold!