About us

WELCOME ABOARD! We are all part of this wonderful school community and you don’t have to be on the committee to count yourself part of the Friends of Morley, because when your children join the school, you automatically become members of the school association.

We have two main aims:

  • to provide opportunities for the school community (both children and parents) to get to know each other and socialise.
  • To raise vital funds for the school. As budgets are squeezed, this part of our work becomes even more important to help support the school to continue its current excellent provision for our children.  So please support us!

The Committee

We are always looking for new committee members, and your help would be appreciated even if you cannot spare a lot of time.

Parents of children at the school, other relatives and carers, and members of the local community are welcome to join us. Please get in touch if you are interested: friendsofmorley@gmail.com

Current Committee Membership:

  • Co-chairs: Rebecca Sims Williams & Lisa Hellier
  • Secretary: Pam Gaillard
  • Treasurer: Martin Dwyer
  • Committee Members: Farrhat Arshad, Olivia Bays, Tito Bez-Idakula, Alexx Coehlo, Flora Daley, Emilie Eve, Elizabeth Head, Adrian Issott, Megan Issott, Reem Khan, Claire Lye, Sarah Nicmanis, Hara Pantiska, Sarah Parveen, James Sim Williams

A message from the Headteacher

Funding from Friends of Morley has always helped the school to provide wonderful learning opportunities and great facilities for our pupils.

We are proud of the provision we deliver which combines an ambitious and creative curriculum with high-quality teaching and support but this comes at a cost. As costs have risen school funding has not kept pace and last year our provision cost £196,000 more than the income we got from the government.  

Some of what we offer is not statutory but is something we feel is of great value to our children, especially for their personal development and wellbeing. For example, Forest School sessions, our Well-being provision, our Shakespeare in Schools Project, subsidised school trips and free after-school clubs are not specifically supported by government funds. As we face increasing costs these are becoming harder for the school to afford.

We have already had to make changes to what we can offer next year.  Funding from Friends of Morley will help keep cuts to a minimum, and help us keep as many of our valuable ‘added extras’ as possible.

Please support the school by volunteering, donating or just coming along to our Friends of Morley events. 

Nikki Brown, Headteacher

June 2024

The small print: The Friends of Morley is a Registered Charity, known as Morley Memorial Primary School Association, registered charity number 1043583.

The Charities Act 1993 requires organisations such as ours with an annual income in excess of £1,000 to register with the Charity Commission. We abide by Charity Commission rules and regulations and are bound by a constitution, which sets out rules about how we operate and how we conduct ourselves. A full copy can be obtained from the Treasurer.

Being a Registered Charity gives us lots of benefits:

  1. We are able to apply for Gift Aid, which can earn us an extra £2.50 in every £10 donated, out of earned income
  2. We can raise funds more easily from grant giving trusts, local businesses etc
  3. We can take advantage of charity matched giving schemes