Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6RS
015395 52298
Paul Macfarlane Helen Fothergill

Friends of Dean Barwick School

From the moment your child joins our school, you are automatically a member of the Friends of Dean Barwick Primary School. We also welcome anyone who is keen to help and support the school, from grandparents, aunts and uncles, to members of the community and local businesses, your support will be very much appreciated.

Our constitution states that the Friends will

a) develop effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school,

b) and engage in activities or provide facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.

We aim to help the school raise money for specific goals on their education-enhancing 'wish list' and endeavour to support and host activities and events that we feel will elevate the school lives of the children: being fun, engaging, memorable, often involving family and the wider community. (see photos below)

In addition to supporting the Friends, school is registered with EasyFundraising where you will find a different selection of retailers.

If you would like a copy of the minutes from our last meeting, these are available directly from us via email - fodbps@gmail.com

Please follow us on Facebook for the latest information about what’s going on, and to keep an eye out for our help requests for upcoming events! https://www.facebook.com/FoDBPShttps://www.facebook.com/FoDBPS

Our Year 6's who left us in Summer 2020 had a unique leavers' celebration due to the pandemic restrictions, but nonetheless, we were happy to be able to contribute towards the cost of their Leavers' Hoodies - a relatively new tradition here at Dean Barwick, but already our current Year 6's have chosen their colours and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their 2021 Leavers' Hoodies!

When school fully re-opened in September 2020, the way we organised events needed an entirely new approach. With social distancing measures in place, we were unable to hold our annual Halloween Party, so instead we held virtual Halloween themed competitions and created a Spooky Trail for individual families to take part in, with clues to follow and collect around Witherslack.


As per tradition, we supplied Christmas crackers for all the children to accompany their special Christmas dinner during their final week of school before the Christmas holiday. There were party hats, bad jokes and some entertaining props galore! We even treated the staff to some crackers too! 
This year, we chose to give the children a gift with a challenge - their own packet of local wildflower seeds for them to plant and grow in early Spring, to help attract lots of bugs and bees. 
Our annual raffle went virtual this year, with the winners of our wonderful selection of themed hampers being drawn during a 'Facebook Live' with the help of a digital wheel of fortune! This was a great event which raised over £250 despite having to alter our approach. And the wheel of fortune was such a hit, that it might just be here to stay!