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Friends Constitution

Friends of Oakfield Park is a Registered Charity.

Funds from Friends of Oakfield Park Fund will be used exclusively to provide additional support for the pupils over and above Local Authority budgeted resources.   

  • To subsidise the provision of residentials. 
  • To assist with the cost of school events.
  • To facilitate the purchase of non-curricular resources
  • To facilitate the purchase of large items e.g. School mini bus
  • To enhance the personal wellbeing of pupils e.g. purchase of Christmas presents. 


Requests for funding are considered termly by the Friends Committee 

The Fund shall be audited annually.

Meetings are usually held on Monday at 3:30pm new members welcome.  Below are the minutes from the last meeting. 


Friends of Oakfield Park Meeting 11th September 2023

Present: Stephanie Nagy, Tracy Bunko, Linda Lockett, Dale Woolsey, Evey Brogan

Apologies: None

Matters arising

Bank Account -  The amount available to spend stands at £24169

Ackworth Gala - Raised £358.40.  The weather caused problems again this year and it was thought  that we should try something different next year.

Mini Bus Test - Zoe Blackmore is hopefully taking her test in the not too distant future.

Sports Day  7th July – Unfortunately this didn’t happen due to strike days. Because of time restraints this will now be incorporated into the Mini Marathon on the 13th October. Parents will be invited to attend and there will be some additional sports day activities.



Funding requests

Mini Bus Test –  funding has been requested for Lauren Rycroft to take her Mini Bus test. This will be at a cost of £1000. It will enable her class to access the community. This was agreed.

Snow Zone – funding has been requested to enable a group of pupils to access skiing at the snow zone. An amount of £240 was agreed.

Sensory Garden – It was suggested that Friends could help towards the upgrading of the Sensory Garden.  Due to the late timing of this suggestion this will be discussed in more detail at the next Friends meeting in November.

Friends AGM – It would appear that the AGM for the Friends of Oakfield Park is overdue. This will form part of the meeting in November.


Future Fundraising

Mini Marathon – 13th October details as above.

Bingo Pea and Pie Supper – To be held on Thursday 19th October 7p.m. Adults £4 Children £2. Raffle on the night.  Dale bingo caller. Linda to write out to Supermarkets for prizes for both raffle and bingo. Nicola to advertise the evening. Office to be asked to make tickets.

Jobs to sort – refreshments, pies, peas, plates, serviettes, veg option, mint sauce, gravy, etc., entrance/door, bingo tickets, set up hall after school.

Christmas raffle – To be discussed at the next meeting. This will go ahead in December as usual.


Please come along and support us. Everyone is welcome. We have a very informal meeting discussing ways of raising funds. This enables the young people of Oakfield Park to continue with those extras which cannot be afforded out of the already stretched school budget. 


Next meeting 13th November 2023 at 3.30 p.m.