July 2023

Summer Fair 

Grand Total Raised!

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Summer Fair! 

Despite the weather warning and high winds which led to our planned inflatables and food vans having to cancel (and last minute stall replacements being made), we saw an amazing turnout on the day!  

The figures have come in and we are delighted to let you know that this year's Summer Fair raised £3,512.22!! 

We simply couldn't do it without the support of our amazing school community so we truly appreciate it!

October 2022

Annual AGM

AGM Minutes and Reports - October 2022

Thank you to those that attended our annual AGM.

Please see the below minutes from the meeting alongside reports from the Treasurer and the exiting Chair

July 2022

Summer Fair

Grand Total

The numbers for this year's intimate FoNH Summer Fair have been crunched and everyone who volunteered, attended or both helped raise an amazing £2,570.60 in funds for your child/ren's school.  Having made a donation, to the School, for CleverTouch screens FoNH have now achieved their goal of revitalising the School's IT provision and the screens join the visualisers, laptops and iPads our School Community fundraising has achieved.  FoNH are excited for the future and are actively seeking new fundraising goals which will benefit as many children, at the School, as possible.  Watch this space!

Token Donations

Summer Fair - community cohesion event

Firstly a massive thank you to everyone who attended our first cashless Summer Fair.  It was small but beautiful and was such a great community cohesion event.  Numbers are still being crunched as to total made and it will be shared.  The plan is for the tokens to be used at future permitted large events.  So you are very welcome to hold onto them or you could make a token donation and return your leftover tokens to the School Office.  Enjoy your Summer! 

Bakes Donations

Let them eat Bakes!

Every Summer Fair Friends of North Heath have a Cake & Bakes stall.  And this Fair is no different.

Whether shop bought or hand crafted we love everything you donate.

Anything goes.  Cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies - the sky is the limit.

So please let us have your donation for the cake stall on Friday 8th July 8.30am to 8.50am - delivered to the Cookery Room.

Go past the School Office, turn right and go straight ahead.  The Cookery Room door will be open at 8.30am and is the last door on your right.

If your recipe contains nuts, please label accordingly.

Get ready for the Fair

Advanced Token Sales

To speed up entry to the Summer Fair Tokens can be bought in advance.

They can be bought either at School (see post below) OR via DonorBox

Pre Fair Purchase Offer

Each token is £1

1 extra token free for every £10 of tokens purchased

2 extra tokens free for every £20 of tokens purchased

For DonorBox - place your order and FoNH will ensure your requested amount of tokens are ready for you to collect at the Token Purchase stall on the day.  PLEASE READ, CAREFULLY, THE PURCHASE INSTRUCTIONS ON DROPBOX. 

June 2022

Summer Fair

Tokens introduced for Fair 2022

This month sees the announcement that the FoNH organised Summer Fair is going cashless.

This means all stalls, except the FoNH Bar & Bakes and the independent Ice Cream van, will be TOKEN only.  Bar & Bakes will be cash and token, the ice cream van will be cash & card.  Tokens can be bought on the day or in advance.

Tokens will be on sale Mon 4 to Fri 8 Jul at Drop off/Pick up Infants' Playground.  Card & cash is accepted. Tokens will be sold in denominations of £5, £10, £15, £20.  FoNH believe that a minimum of £20 will get you one go on everything. 

Tokens are priced at £1 each.  Jam Jar Ping Pong, Hot Shot Football and Splat the Rat will be 1 token for 3 goes.  Totally Tombola, Soft Toy Tombola, Kids' Big Raffle, Hook a Duck, Nail Bar, Activity Zone will be 1 token a go. Tattoos will be 1 token for 2 tattoos.  Bar & Bakes will be 1 token for a soft drink/cake/slice or 2 tokens for alcohol.  Inflatable will be 2 tokens for 3 minutes,  Facepainting will be 2 tokens for a motif/3 tokens for a face paint.  Pre Loved uniform and Toddler Activities will be FREE.  This is a community cohesion event and it is not compulsory for any child to have one go on all the stalls on offer just what you want.  FoNH have tried to keep the stall costs to 2019 levels however sometimes it has not been possible. 

DONATION NOTICES  -- Please donate any good quality SOFT TOYS 27 Jun - 1 Jul at Drop Off or to the School Office (For Soft Toy Stall)

- Please donate any CAKES & BAKES 8 Jul at Drop Off to the Cookery Room (past the School Office & next to the Junior bike store) (For Bar & Bakes stall)

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP - We are still short of volunteers to run 2 stalls for 1 hour.  Please do sign up  FoNH set the stall volunteer numbers to ensure everyone, including the stall volunteers, enjoy this Community Event.  If there are not enough volunteers for a stall it has to be cancelled as FoNH want to ensure all our volunteers have as much of a great time as those attending.

This week is for you!

To our amazing Volunteers'

Thank you to everyone, over the years, who has volunteered for our events.

However, with a little under 5 weeks to go before the Summer Fair, which is planned to run on Saturday 9th July 2pm to 4pm, Friends of North Heath [FoNH] are appealing for volunteers.

FoNH are totally dependent on our school community of parents/carers volunteering either 1 or 2 hours of their time to man stalls.  If not enough volunteers step forward by Saturday 25th June regrettably the Fair may have to be cancelled.

To ensure the event can run please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:  To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!

May 2022

It's Back!!

SAVE THE DATE!!! - Saturday 9th July  2022

After a two year gap the Friends of North Heath  - SUMMER FAIR  - is back!!! 

Planning is underway for a simplified afternoon fair to ease us all back into the new normal.  Parent/carer volunteers, to man stalls, will be needed so please keep an eye out on social media and emails.

Sneaky peak ahead - 2022 sees FoNH hosting a principally cashless fair.  This means tokens will be on sale, both before and at the fair, to purchase by cash or card.  Most of the stalls, except where it's impractical,  will be handling only tokens rather than cash/tokens.

April 2022

Bag2School Textile Collections

Bag2School Dates for your Diaries

Drop off is at the MAIN GATE and 8:30AM to 9:00AM.  Reminders will go out closer to each date.

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Monday 26th September 2022

Friday 11th November 2022

Tuesday 24th January 2023

Wednesday 19th April 2023

Own bags please.  Donating your unwanted textiles is an easy way to help your child/ren's school charity fundraise.  For information on what can be put in your bag visit

February 2022

A brand new, easy way to support us

Introducing Nectar Donate

It's now even easier to help FoNH raise funds for classroom CleverTouch® screens.  We have signed up with Nectar Donate, a new initiative launched from the team at Nectar and Crowdfunder.  This means you can now donate, without any cost to you, any or all of your Nectar points to us! 

You will need to link your digital Nectar card account (online/via the app) to your Crowdfunder account.  Then simply visit our dedicated crowdfunding page and when you get to the "Payment method" screen, select "Donate with Nectar".

If you haven't used your Nectar card for a long time, why not dust it off now, check your account balance and donate those points to us!  And don't forget, as you continue to shop all those points will soon add up.  If you then feel like donating some or all of your points to us, we can continue to fundraise for this amazing educational technology.

For more information please click here to view our donations page.

January 2022

Brilliant News!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Following the Christmas Recordings project FoNH can now reveal our amazing School Community has successfully helped us raise £4,550 for 2 CleverTouch® screens for one of the two year groups whose classrooms haven’t yet had the funding to be able to have these screens fitted. 

FoNH have offered the monies to the School and continue to fundraise for the remaining two screens to fulfil our pledge to our School Community and the School.

There are lots of fundraising initiatives and events planned for the rest of the school year and we would love you to join us in helping us, help the School, to help your child/ren and have every classroom at North Heath equipped with this amazing educational technology.

December 2021

Welcome aboard!

December meeting changes

December's meeting saw the co-opting of more new FoNH Committee members plus a change of role.

Welcome to:

Ruth Dance - Co-opted Member- Social Communications & Engagement

Claire Coles - outgoing Large Events Co-ordinator and new Deputy Chair

Leanne Thielemans - Co-opted Member- Large Events Co-ordinator

If you would like to see what we all look like head to our Committee page and click on the link there.

Breaking news...

Almost there...

Following recent number crunching FoNH are able to share that, as a School Community, we are only £1,091 away from having fund-raised for screens for two year group classrooms which haven’t yet had the funding to be able to have these screens fitted. 

We are so close so why not help us, to help the School, to help your child/ren and join in the fundraising events going on or simply donate to

Amazon Smile

"You Shop, Amazon Gives"

If you're getting your Christmas shopping did you know that you can raise funds directly for North Heath C.P. School at the same time, at ZERO extra cost to you.  A small feature that you can turn on in the Amazon app or on the Amazon website called 'Amazon Smile' and selecting 'Friends of North Heath CP School' will be all you need to do.  It takes 30 seconds, we promise!  Here's a video example of how to switch this feature on in the mobile app.  Happy Shopping and Fundraising!

November 2021

New FoNH Committee formation

Chair / Treasurer Reports

AGM 2021

Last week's AGM saw the formation of our new FoNH Committee.

Our thanks to

Tony Williams - outgoing Treasurer

Jennifer Collins - outgoing Secretary

And the new committee:  Simon Watson - staying on as Chair, Tom Bratcher - new Secretary, Jennifer Collins - new Treasurer, Tracey Staplehurst - new Pre Loved Uniform Co-ordinator, Claire Coles - new Large Events Co-ordinator.

If you missed the AGM but would like to get involved with the FoNH - either as a member or just as an occasional volunteer, please fill in your details on our contact form here  and one of the current committee will be in touch.

To view the reports for 2020-21 please click Chair and/or Treasurer.

Chrismas Orders Ready for Collection!

North Heath FoNH - Christmas orders ready for collection.  

Collection dates next week: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th November.

Collection times: At pick up, after School, on both days.

Collection location: Friends of North Heath Keter sheds on Infants' Playground.

More details on email sent out Friday 12th November.

October 2021


You are cordially invited to the Friends of North Heath Annual General Meeting

Friends of North Heath (FoNH) is a registered charity raising money exclusively to help North Heath School, and as parents/carers of North Heath pupils you are automatically members.  FoNH is led by a friendly committee of volunteer parents and carers, and supported by you (our members) through volunteering and taking part in money-raising events through-out the year. 

AGM on Thursday 11th Nov, between 7.30pm - 8.30pm in the School Hall.

At the AGM we will review the previous year (events run, money raised, money spent), vote-in new committee members and discuss the year ahead.

There are a number of roles becoming available (Secretary, Deputy Chair, Pre-Loved Uniform Co-ordinator, Website Lead, Large Events Co-ordinator) details of some of which can be found here

Christmas Card update

Christmas card email submissions and closing date

If your email has been received by you will have had a reply from us.  If you haven't had a reply then we haven't received your child/ren's card design.  

Equally if you are expecting a sample card and haven't received one, by now, please email us.

The closing date for orders is midnight Monday 18th October.

September 2021

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming.

When you're thinking about ordering online please remember the option to add Friends of North Heath C.P. School as your current chosen charity.

Every time you shop the School's charity receives a small donation which is going towards helping fundraise for a pair of CleverTouch® screens.

Set up details can be found here.

Parties that don't cost the earth!

With the start of the new academic year, and easing of regulations, minds are often turning to celebrations, in particular, birthday parties. 

And that's where  the FoNH Earth-Friendly Party Packs hire to our School Community comes in.  

Our 2 party packs each have:  15 plates, 15 cups, 6 small serving bowls, 2 jugs, 2 sandwich platters, 2 tablecloths.  The cost for 1 pack is £5 with a £15 returnable deposit.  We also have unfilled white paper party bags at £1 for 10.  Both packs can be hired, if wished. 

To book just contact for full details.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to to our existing, and a big welcome to our new, School Community members.  We hope you had a good Summer.  We have missed everybody.

As we all ease ourselves back into the new 'normal' that Autumn Term 2021 we just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who was able to join in our fundraising last academic year.

Our numbers have been crunched and we have confirmation that we were able to donate an amazing £5,707.24 to the School to fund Individual Pupil Resource Packs and match-fund monies for the School Library Refurbishment.   Pictures of the new Library can be see further down this page.

As an update we continue to fundraise, as a minimum, for a pair of classroom CleverTouch® screens,  With your help we have raised 50% of the cost, so far,  and hope fundraising events this term will achieve the remainder.  Thank you once again for everyone in our amazing School Community who has donated.  

July 2021

Enjoy your Summer

See you in September!

☀️ Staycations = funds for your school’s charity!

Parents/carers, teachers & committee members can raise donations for our school this Summer when you use to book days out and short breaks with National Trust, Legoland, Sealife, Alton Towers, Groupon, and loads more.

All you need to do is order at as you would normally and select Friends of North Heath Community Primary School - Horsham when placing your order.

Further donations can be raised whenever you use to order in anything you need for those days out and short breaks. 

Everything is exactly the same, including pricing, delivery, Prime.  Just select Friends Of North Heath Cp School when prompted.

Set up details can be found here 

We hope everyone enjoyed their FoNH non uniform day today.   Thank you for everyone's donations.

We also hope everyone enjoyed today's surprise brought home by all the children.  One of our own Committee, with links with the School, worked the magic to source this free surprise for everyone to wave while chanting in class. 🤞

June 2021

FoNH scoops £500 grant!

Friends of North Heath are delighted to announce they have been awarded a £500 grant from the Moto in the Community Trust.  This grant is going towards funding a year group which does not yet have CleverTouch®  screens installed in their classrooms.  FoNH are always investigating grant applications opportunities and welcome application suggestions from their School Community.  

However FoNH are still fundraising to raise money for all the additional CleverTouch® screens needed by North Heath Community Primary School and anyone can immediately help us make a difference with donations both large and small. 

Matching our pupil numbers, if 420 people donated:

* just £5 each it could help FoNH fund 1 screen;

* just £16 each it could help FoNH fund 3 screens;

* just £27 each it could help FoNH fund 5 screens.

Thank you for donating.

May 2021

FoNH launches CleverTouch® classroom boards fundraising! 

Friends of North Heath Community Primary School are delighted to be raising money for additional HD CleverTouch® classroom boards, £2,275 each - 5 required in total, at North Heath.

In the School's own words 'The CleverTouch® boards provide a High Definition display with a full touch screen and gesture control, which is as simple to use as a tablet or Smart phone. Unlike screens with projectors, the CleverTouch® boards have no shadows or glare, meaning pupils' participation in lessons is uninterrupted. The children have told us that they all really like the functions such as a timer, whiteboard and that any page shown on the board can be annotated to support their learning.'

With 14 classrooms in total, and two classrooms per year group, FoNH are immediately seeking to raise enough funds to buy screens for the year group classrooms which haven’t yet had the funding to be able to have these screens fitted.   

Anyone can immediately help us make a difference now by donating.   If just 420 people donated £5 each we could buy one screen.  Thank you for donating.

Click our 'Donorbox' button to donate now!

FoNH is calling for your feedback!

We would be very grateful if you could take a minute or so to provide us with your thoughts and suggestions by clicking this link.

FoNH committee are really keen to hear your thoughts and ideas about which events we should seek to run in the future.  This could include events we have run in the past, as well as brand new suggestions.  As we work closely with School, using their premises, FoNH would liaise with the School to decide what suggested events can be run.

We've created our own Facebook frame!  Click here to try it & share with family/friends

April 2021

Spring Art! - Competition Winners

Congratulations 🎉 to Olivia as our WINNER with the most School Community votes for her Spring photos! '"Daffodils" & "Spring Bloom" by Olivia' 

Congratulations 🎉 to Isabelle as our RUNNER UP with the second most School Community votes for her Spring photo! '"Daffodil" by Isabelle' 

March 2021

School Library Refurbishment

Thank you to everyone who participated in events, donated funds for the new School Library.  Friends of North Heath couldn't have done it without YOU helping us raise £4,000 to match fund the School's own funding.  The School have shared '...the project has really come to life with the new furniture being installed over half term, the books being reorganised, and new labels and signage added to the shelves to aid our pupils use the library effectively.'  If you haven't seen the library photos yet they are collected here.  However fundraising don't rest so do keep an 👀  out for our Recipe appeal for a great Community Recipe Book and our Spring Art Competition.   Check out Events On Now! for more details.