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The Friends of St Philip Howard


The ‘Friends’ is a vitally important group who work closely with the Headteacher and the Governors to organise fundraising events for school equipment thus advancing the education of the pupils. Recently, the Friends have contributed thousands of pounds towards the Diocesan loans for the new building works.

The Friends organise discos and quizzes for the pupils and dances and speciality evenings for the parents and for families. New members are so vital and are always welcomed.

We would appreciate any fresh ideas for fund raising events and volunteers to help with the events. If you are interested then please get in contact with Mrs Smith in the office, who is happy to pass on any ideas to the Friends. Alternatively, you could e-mail the school, using the address at the top of this page, to submit your details.

Any new events will be posted in the ‘Latest News’ Section that can be found on the left hand side of this page. There will also be a letter sent home with your child.

Ice Cream Sales 


There will be ice creams on sale from the Friends Shed during the summer term on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays providing we have volunteers available to sell.

If you would like to volunteer to help with these please let a member of the Friends committee know.  We are usually found in the shed on these days!    


The sales only last for 20 minutes after school.



Summer BBQ 2017 - Friday 30th June 


Join us from 6.00pm on Friday 30th June for our annual Summer BBQ.  Enjoya fantastic BBQ, Bar and entertainment for all the family.  


Please Note: there will be a non-uniform day on Friday 30th June when we ask that all children bring in a bottle of drink for our bottle tombola (preferably alcoholic).  Please make sure your drinks are in date.  



Further Information on the BBQ

Previous Events  held at SPH:


Note: Happys Circus will be back in JULY 2018


HAPPY'S CIRCUS is coming to St Philip Howard on Thursday 8th October.  Tickets available NOW!  A fantastic show for the whole family to enjoy in a Big Top - coming to SPH for one night only.  Tickets on sale  in the playground - look out for the clown!! 

Gates will open at 5.00pm with the performance from 6-8 pm (with a 30 minute interval).  Hot Dogs, Soup, Drinks, Sweets, snacks and a selection of pocket money toys will be sold by the Friends Committee to help raise funds for the school so please support us!  If you can volunteer to help for the evening then please let us know at



Here are some photos of our second very successful Irish Night which took place on 7th March 2015! Many thanks to the band The Good, The Bad and The Ginger, all the young musicians and Irish Dancers who helped to make the evening so much fun!