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Broadwater School

Friends of Broadwater


Registered Charity Number: 1162453

About Us

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and current Broadwater families. We work with the school and local community to raise funds for additional school resources and also organise social activities throughout the school year. We are a friendly team of parents and guardians who want to make a positive contribution to school life.

Current core committee 2023/24:

Chairperson: Claire Marks (Vacant 24/25)

Treasurer: Jo Rogerson

Secretary: Wiebke Cook (Vacant 24/25)

Uniform: Claudia Goodridge / Kath Steele

Social Secretary:  POST VACANT

Contact email: (this address is checked on a regular basis but please allow a few days for a response)

We hold our AGM in Oct/November at which all are welcome. Details will be emailed nearer the time.


** FRIDAY 28 JUNE, the popular Summer party will be held - please save the date.  Tickets on sale after Easter holidays @ £7.50 each.  FYI this is an adult only event!

Our communications are made through school emails. Look out for our newsletters and emails outlining upcoming events and detailing how we are spending the funds raised. Recent projects have included contributions to the school’s annual Challenge Week of activities; new books for the Library; graphic tablets used for virtual/online learning and wish list requests from all departments.


Second-hand uniform

One of our main jobs is collecting and selling second-hand uniform. However, with a new uniform introduced in Sept 2022 there is very limited supplies of new uniform.  We do however still have the old blue PE kit which is available to the older students.  We stock logo-ed items only (blazers, school skirts, jumpers, PE short-sleeved tops, PE rugby tops, PE skorts and shorts, blue socks) but generally no white shirts or black school trousers. If you have uniform to donate, please drop it off at Reception in a bag labelled Uniform - Friends of Broadwater School.

All items are in fair to good condition with prices available on request (ranging from £3 to £10 per item).  Payment is via online bank transfer.

If you have any uniform requests, please send us an email with details of sizes required and your child’s name and form.


THE COURTYARD – Created by Friends of BW and opened in September 2023

The courtyard area is in the heart of the school, it is outside the hall and surrounded by various class rooms.  The Friends applied for a grant from Godalming Town Council and were lucky to be awarded £109k.  Crowdfunding raised an additional £6k and the Friends contributed a further £5k towards the project.  We hope the students and school community benefit from this rejuvenated space for many years, it is planted with trees and grass and provides more seating for students.

Gardening maintenance of The Courtyard – we are always looking for volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance of this newly created space.  The grass needs cutting once a year and general weeding and tidying a few times throughout the year.  Any volunteers to lead this or help please get in touch –  The team who created the garden will be leaving Broadwater school soon, and we need to ensure that this space continues to be cared for.


Regular Ongoing Fundraising

Easy Fundraising       

Raise money when you shop online! By registering with East Fundraising, a huge number of retailers including eBay, Sainsbury’s, Argos, Boots and will make a donation to our school at no additional cost to you. Register via your smartphone or computer before you make your next online purchase. Simply use the link below and choose Broadwater School, Godalming as your ‘cause’.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please register for Gift Aid when you sign up so that your support raises even more money for our school. Please ask your friends and family to register too!

Cash Prize Raffles

This has proved to be a successful fundraiser, introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic as we could not host our usual raffles at school events. All entrants have a chance to win the top prize of £100 or two further prizes of £50. Keep an eye out for emails announcing the next raffle.

Summer Party

We held the first summer party in 2022 and this takes place at the school, ideally outside in the Courtyard or in the school hall with live music and a bar.  The 2024 summer party will be on FRIDAY 28 JUNE, so please save the date.  We hope that parents/carers can come and join us for a few drinks and live music from Laurel Canyon. We will be welcoming current and new Sept 2024 parents/carers and hope you can join us. Please email for more information.  Please note adults only, no students/children.

We also run the refreshments at the school’s Christmas Concert, Surrey Festival of Musical Theater, Summer Production and have regular textile collections to raise additional funds.