Manor Way Primary Academy, Brier Mill Road, Halesowen, B63 3HA
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
friends of manor way

Friends of Manor Way

The Friends of Manor Way group is open to all parents, teachers and friends. It is an integral part of the school community and has been for many years. Thousands of pounds have been raised which have been spent on resources and equipment to enhance the children’s education. The association provides closer links between home and school and is a brilliant way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially and all working towards a common goal.

Parents of Manor Way Primary Academy are automatically part of the Friends of Manor Way group (together with staff) and meetings are held once a month with all parents welcome to attend. The meetings are very informal and used to discuss and plan future fundraising events and where to spend the money raised! Friends of Manor Way are always looking for new and exciting ideas from parents and pupils. The Annual General Meeting is held at the beginning of the academic year and all are welcome. Upcoming organised events and meeting dates can be found in the weekly school newsletter.

How Do the Friends of Manor Way Raise Money?

The group raise funds at many events throughout the year. These include:

  • Discos
  • Christmas Fair
  • Easter Chocolate Quiz
  • Ice cream sales
  • Summer Fair
  • Raffles 

How Do the Friends of Manor Way Spend the Money They Have Raised? 

The decision on how to spend the money raised by Friends of Manor Way is made by the group members, staff and the Headteacher during the meetings held throughout the year. In the past ideas have also been generated by the pupils. 

Over the past few years Friends of Manor Way have funded the following:

  • Playground play equipment including a table tennis table, giant chess and connect 4
  • KS2 Adventure playground
  • Christmas gift for each child
  • Year 6 leavers party and gifts

Friends of Manor May appreciate any help offered towards fundraising for the school. This may be new ideas, planning, helping at the organised events, selling raffle tickets or simply baking a few cakes now and then. You can help as little or as much as you like! 

Meet Some of the Friends of Manor Way

Mr Sam Hughes - Chairperson

I am married to Hannah and we have 2 boys, my oldest is in reception at Manor Way.  I works for Lifecentral Church and run all their activities for the children.  

Mrs Emma Lester - Chairperson

Hi my name is Emma Lester and have been on the FOMW committee for a few years. I have two children who are at Manor Way 

Hayley Grossett - Treasurer

Hi, my name is Hayley Grossett and I have helped the FOMW group with fundraising for the last 6 years. I have 1 child at Manor Way and even though I am a busy mom of 3 I really enjoy helping organise a lot of the fantastic events here for the children and feeling part of the school community. My highlights are the Christmas and Summer Fairs – it’s just so lovely to see the children, parents and staff having so much fun together and raising funds for school at the same time!

hayley grossett