Who We Are

We are a registered charity and exist to support the School and enhance our children's education in a variety of ways, particularly through social and fundraising events. Unlike the traditional school PTA model, CFS Friends welcomes parents/carers, staff, students and friends of Chichester Free School.    

Fundraising

We are passionate about our school and helping the children be the best they can be, therefore all the money raised goes directly back to the school to benefit the children.

We organise lots of events including a Summer Fair, Live Music Night, School Disco, Quiz Nights and a Christmas Fair. Plus, we run refreshment stalls at Sports Day, school productions and other school events.

To date we have raised over an amazing £45,000 and purchased items such as; a minibus; music & food tech equipment; primary science day & primary music provision; playground equipment; kiln equipment; prizegiving and drama, film & dance equipment.

How Can You Help

If you would like to become part of the CFS Friends and help support the school, we would love to hear from you. All talents are welcome and there are opportunities to help as little or as much as you can!

You can join our bank of volunteers who help on an ad-hoc basis, or if you have a little more time you could join the committee.

If you want more information, please email our Chair, Kathryn Christopher at cfsfriends@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk

Second Hand Uniform

CFS Friends hold regular second-hand uniform sales to raise extra funds – lookout for details on CFS Schoolgate for dates and times.

We are always very grateful for any donations of clean school uniform, in good condition and with name labels removed which can be handed into the school office in a bag labelled CFS Friends please.  

Communication

You can email us at cfsfriends@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk or you can also find us on Facebook on the following groups. (NB: None of these Facebook pages are run, moderated or monitored by CFS)

CFS Friends Volunteers
For anybody who is happy to help with Friends events from time to time

CFS Schoolgate          
General chat for all current parents and carers of CFS students. Members need to be verified and approved.

CFS Buy Swap or Sell
For the Free School community to buy, swap or sell any unwanted items.

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