friends

Our community extends to parents, many of whom are involved in the Friends of the School. This organisation supports school events, regularly engages in fundraising activities and organises an annual educational forum at which guests are invited to speak. Parents are invited to offer places to girls in Year 10 and 11 for work experience week, to girls in Year 8 on Take Your Daughter to Work Day, give talks as part of the Sixth Form lecture series as well as attend general careers events.

FRIENDS ACTIVITIES

Like many parents, we appreciate the task the school faces in balancing fees against the facilities available for our girls and therefore, feel pride in being able to help fund the extras that we hope will contribute to the 'City Experience’. Along the way, we have fun and it is always good to meet others who can share the ups and downs of our developing adolescents. Above all, we work hard to maintain a close and trusted partnership with the school in order to make a difference with the support we provide.

During the school year the Friends of City organise social events for parents, speakers’ evenings and joint events for the girls with boys their own age from CLS. To contact CLSG Friends click here. We support the girls and staff in their music, drama, sporting, and charity events. We play an active role in the school’s fundraising activities and have had great success in acquiring equipment and facilities for the girls. We also help to support bursary work from time to time. Every term we also run a second-hand uniform sale for both the Prep and Senior school.

TYPICAL ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

Autumn Term

  • Scholars Concert
  • New Parents Evening
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Prep Pantomime

Spring Term

  • Prep Valentines Disco
  • Teenage Forums in conjuction with  CLS
  • Year 7 concert
  • Sing & Swing Concert
  • Open Morning for Offer Holders
  • Mission Social/Talent Show

Summer Term

  • Summer/Leavers concert
  • Prep Sports Day
  • Parents Evenings
  • Junior Concert
  • Sponsored Walk

WHO'S WHO

Membership is by subscription and any parent may opt out. Any parent who is a Friend can stand for election to the Friends Committee, which is the main body responsible for organising and marshalling Friends’ events. The Committee draws from parents and includes City staff. In addition, we liaise with CLS and the CLS Friends. The Prep Committee provides similar support focused on the Prep Department and will usually have one or two members who are also members of the Friends Committee. Form representatives volunteer to communicate news and information within their daughter’s form and they often choose to arrange form social events which compliment the wide range of opportunities to meet up with other parents across the whole school.

To contact the Friends, please email us at friends@clsg.org.uk