Friends At Bellbird School/PTA

Who are we?

Friends at Bellbird School (FABS) – We are the parent/teacher association for the school; a small, dedicated committee of parents and staff which organize fundraising events and support school activities.

What do we do?

We run a range of events to bring together the children, families and staff and the wider community. Our priority is to raise funds to support learning and resources for all of the children in the school.

What have we done?

With the help of the committee volunteers and parents at school we have raised a fantastic amount of money. For the year ending 31 August 2019 we raised over £13,500. Here are some of the contributions we have made this year:

  • Improving our library; providing books and furniture
  • Workshop visits from famous authors and poets
  • Performance for the whole school from outside theatre company
  • New PA system for the school hall
  • Swimming lessons for all children in Years 2, 4 and 6
  • Cycle helmets for all new children
  • New weather-proof ‘rainbow’ playground benches and tables
  • Nativity costumes, glockenspiels, classroom resources
  • Christmas presents & crackers for the Christmas lunch

FABs Committee Officers for 2019-2020:

Chair – Selina Hopkins
Vice Chair –  Zillah Wreghitt-Jones
Treasurer – Alex Frost
Secretary – Joanna Baxter

Parents: Richard Banks, Heather Booth, Amy Brazier, Emma Carter, Emma Chipps, Elizabeth Faupel, Jeleana Feltham, Nicola Francis-Newton, Kate Gilmore, Emma George, Andy Irons, Alison Kent, Rachel Mackenzie, Rachel Riley, Nichola San Vicente, Emma Stanway, Louise Tolhurst, Pippa Zebbitz

The Headteacher and other members of staff attend meetings and work together with us to ensure our fundraising and spending complements the school ethos and benefits every area of school life.

Parent Support

We always welcome new faces to join our team supporting school events, for example, even if you have only an hour free to help at one of the school fairs we would love to hear from you.

We are always looking out for other fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions, please let us know.

If you are interested to help us at an event, to join the committee or just have any comments or suggestions, please email us at: mailto:


We look forward to welcoming you and your children to one of our events in the near future…. See the list below for this term to add the dates to your dairy.


Friday 24th Jan – Quiz night

Tues 11th Feb – Kaz’s curry night – any food ordered – a mention of our name will see a donation to the school

Friday 28th Feb – KS1/KS2 disco

Friday 20th March – Family Springo

Wednesday 1st April – Easter Breakfast

Friday 1st May Quiz Night

Friday 22nd May Fun Day

Sun 7th June Sawston Fete

Wed 3rd June Sports Day

Friday 3rd July Summer fair

Friday 17th  July Leavers Disco