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Friends of Great Waltham School

The FOGWS are a registered charity that raise valuable funds each year for our school.  Please support them as much as you can!

Hello all

In January 2022 I was appointed Chair of Friends of Great Waltham School (FOGWS). I am very grateful for your trust and I can assure you that together with Miss Berry (Vice Chair), Mrs Kiedish (Secretary), Mr Sivakumar (newly appointed Treasurer) and our other members (Mrs Goodwin, Miss Schofield, Miss Keeley, Mrs Diss, Mrs Pruss), I will do my very best to support the school with funding, while arranging fun and educational activities for our pupils. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our previous Chair, Mrs Taylor, and our previous treasurer Mrs Bennion, for doing such a great job during their time in post. 

Moving forward, we will be working hard on restructuring the way payments are made, with the necessary constitution, compliance, and processes in place to give us a strong foundation. 

Our aim is not only to raise enough money for the school to purchase a new projector, book bags for EYFS, transport for pupils to a pantomime, ICT screens for computer rooms, etc. but also to “give back” to you, our amazingly supportive parents. From now on, all chargeable events will be reduced by 50% for all siblings. We will also be “giving back” to the children. A visit from a Science Experiment Entertainer or free ice cream are just some of the things we have in mind. 

Our activities will be fun, creative and team building. You can see what we have planned for the year by visiting the calendar of events.

As for me, I am a working mum, an entrepreneur, managing several international businesses, who wants to give something back to this wonderful school.

Our meetings are held on the 23rd of each month and if anyone would like to join us, you are very welcome! 

Please do get in touch, by emailing me at if I can be of any further assistance. 

Thank you for your support.

Klaudia French