Friends of Chigwell School Chairman’s Welcome

Welcome to the “Friends of Chigwell” pages.

The “FoC” as we are more commonly known, is the School’s Parents’ and Teachers’ Association. We are a very well-established and supported part of school life.

So, who are we ? the FOC Team is made up of volunteer parents, the three school Heads & The Bursar.

What do we do ? The FoC has a dual role. Firstly we raise funds to help enhance the facilities and educational experiences that Chigwell pupils enjoy.  During the last few years the FoC has worked tirelessly to raise money through various events during the school calendar. Amongst some of the bigger purchases we have made are : portable floodlights, an astronomy dome, a grand piano for the music department, staging for the Pre Prep hall, Canoes and a trailer to enhance the outdoor curriculum and to help those children involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme , playground markings and a playhouse for the Pre-Prep to name but a few. We have big plans and many more projects lined up for the next 12 months.

Secondly, and of equal importance, we strive to bring the community of parents, pupils and teachers together. This is equally important as the facilities, community and social life of a school all enrich our children’s school experience and help them to get the most out of their time at Chigwell.

Would you like to help or join us ? We are always delighted to welcome new members to the committee or those who are just happy to help with individual events. Please do get in touch if you would like to become involved, we’d be delighted to meet you.

Committee Members


Mrs Sarah Innocent


Mrs Lindsey Dawson


Ms Farah Anver

Co Treasurer

Mrs Nazma Taj


Mrs Faye Roos

Co opted School members

Mr Michael Punt (Headmaster)
Mr James Rea (Bursar)
Mr Andrew Stubbs (Head of Junior School)
Mrs Evelyn Gibbs (Head of Pre Prep)
Mr David Gower (Deputy Head)

Future Events

Pre-Loved Uniform Sales
31st January AM & PM
14th February AM
28th February PM
Pre Prep Movie Night
8th February
Shrove Tuesday OCA Dinner 5th March
Mother’s Day pop up shop 29th March
Easter Egg Hunts (Pre Prep & Junior School)
3rd April
Junior Sports Day
22nd June
FOC & OCA Family Day
29th June

Pre Loved Uniform Sales

29th June 8:00am – 9:00am + 3:30pm – 4:30pm

31st August 10:00am – 12:00 noon

3rd September 10:00am – 12:00 noon

7th, 18th, 21st September 8:00am – 9:00am + 3:30pm – 4:30pm

2nd, 5th, 16th, 19th October 8:00am – 9:00am + 3:30pm – 4:30pm

6th, 20th, 23rd November 8:00am – 9:00am + 3:30pm – 4:30pm

4th December 8:00am – 9:00am + 3:30pm – 4:30pm

How can you be involved?

We are currently working with the 3 Heads and many departments within the school to identify future projects that the FOC could fund this and coming academic years. We would love to hear your ideas, have your input and help.

Please feel free to come along to the FOC’s Annual General Meeting – to be held on 24th April 2018. We’d love to meet you.

Alternatively, you can use the contact form below.

Call and leave your details with any of the school receptionists – Mrs Horn in the Pre-Prep. Mrs Lee in the Junior School or Mrs Corey. 0208 501 5700. We’ll get back to you.

We sincerely hope you will continue to support the ‘Friends of Chigwell’ in any way you can – by attending an event, buying a raffle ticket, baking a cake, donating a prize, manning a stall at an event or joining the committee itself.

Thank you for your time and here’s to some more wonderful events throughout the school year.

“To all and everyone involved in the FOC ( parents, family,  pupils, Friends, local businesses and teachers) – we thank you so much for your continued support. Since September 2017 we have raised an impressive £12,659 and this would not have been possible without you. Buying a cake, donating bottles, buying raffle tickets and attending our wonderful events like Fireworks, music concerts, theatre trips – every penny counts and is put to the very best use. Thank you.”

Mrs Sarah Innocent, Chair