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Cardinal Road Nursery & Infant School

‘Creating Opportunities’


We are hoping to relaunch FRIENDS soon, please see below for details and examples of the great activities that FRIENDS have previously run.

If you are interested in forming a new FRIENDS committee, or becoming involved please contact Mrs Osei.

FRIENDS of Cardinal Road

All parents are automatically members of the Friends Association, which organises and runs fund raising and social events for the benefit of the children and their families.


Everyone is welcome to attend meetings, and all offers of help are gratefully accepted. We are a diverse group of parents who enjoy working together to contribute to the well being and ethos of the school, so please come along and get involved! Recently money raised by FRIENDS has contributed to visiting theatre productions, school trips and class Christmas presents. We would also like to hear of any new ideas or suggestions for activities and events.

Friends usually meet every month in Riverside Room. There are always children's posters around school advertising the next meeting. Please come and offer your ideas; we would really love to see you!



Our Summer Fete took place on a baking hot afternoon and was packed out with excited children, parents and carers sampling the many delicious treats, having a try at the various activities and buying lots of things they never even knew they needed!


Each class had worked really hard to contribute something for the occasion, making colourful bunting, preparing prizes and baking and decorating biscuits.


It was a great celebration of our whole school community and a fantastic experience for the children. 


A massive thank you to our FRIENDS of Cardinal Road who made the whole day possible, in particular the Committee Members and of course Rachel our Learning Mentor. Your dedication is really appreciated and makes such a difference.

                                                  EASTER COMPETITION.


FRIENDS are busy organising a creative competition to decorate an Easter Egg, which will be judged during the last week of school before the Easter break. Please see the poster for information.

Let your child's imagination run wild and see what wonderful creations they can come up with!

Each entry will receive a prize.

FRIENDS Santa's Grotto

Santa visited Cardinal Road during the last full week of school before Christmas. FRIENDS of Cardinal Road organised stalls to entertain the waiting children and members of staff joined in to make the visit one to remember!

A big thank you in particular to Rachel and the FRIENDS Committee for all their hard work collecting donations, making gifts to sell, decorating the Grotto and manning the stalls during the three different after school events.

This event linked to all three of our school drivers, with children experiencing the value of giving as well as receiving  (Emotional Literacy), enjoying a visit to Father Christmas that they were still buzzing about the next day (Real Life Experiences) and the wonderful sense of community that was evident with families coming together to celebrate Christmas in the hall (Community).

FRIENDS of Cardinal Road Volunteer Morning.


We are really grateful to our wonderful volunteers who came into school on Thursday 18th October. They all worked together to plant up many different containers with winter pansies, while another team took on the task of repainting the planting tyres.

The school environment now looks colourful and attractive and the pupils were really excited by the beautiful flowers that had "magically appeared" while they were busy learning that morning.

Thank you for supporting us and working so hard. We are really looking forward to seeing all of the plants grow through the next few months; many hands really do make light work!


Come and support us to make the school a bright, welcoming environment through the winter months by planting and painting. Please let your class rep know if you can come.

Here are the details of our Committee members and our Class Reps for 2018-2019. Look out for their photos up on the boards outside each classroom. They will be keeping their classes up to date with the latest FRIENDS news and events.

Welcome to a new school year and an extra special welcome if you are new to the school. Please scroll down to have a look at some of the wonderful events that FRIENDS organised last year.

This year we are in the middle of the process of organising two Class Reps for each class. It is not a big job and it is a lovely way to become more involved and get to know people, so please let your class teacher, or Mrs Osei, know if you would like to volunteer.


Please come along to find out how you can contribute to FRIENDS and support us to enrich your child's time here at Cardinal Road,  biscuits and tea/coffee will be provided!

Here are the details of the FRIENDS of Cardinal Road Constitution, as well as the current Committee members.

On a sweltering Thursday afternoon in June FRIENDS held their Summer Fete and raised the enormous amount of £ 1179.35




Ice lollies were very much in demand and staff, children, parents and carers came together to meet the challenge of Penalty Shoot Out, Hook a Duck. Treasure Hunt and the Tombola to name but a few.  

The cake stall was a great success, including flapjacks made by the Year 2 children and Gingerbread Men from The Speech and Language Workshop. Children from Year 1 classes made brightly coloured bunting to hang from the stalls and Reception children designed treasure maps and posters.

It was lovely to see the whole school community coming together and a big thank you must go to the FRIENDS committee, Rachel our Learning Mentor and the other parents who worked so hard to organise and prepare the stalls and events.

In September we will be asking for your support to continue to grow and develop our wonderful FRIENDS group further so watch this space!

Cardinal Road Summer Fete June 2018



FRIENDS of Cardinal Road are organising a Summer Fete on Thursday JUNE 28th 2018.


We have lots of fun stalls and activities planned, but we need your help. If you are able to support us in any way please contact the Chair of FRIENDS,  Basabi Kundu. You can find her around Red Class first thing in the morning, or let Rachel our Learning Mentor know.


We will also be asking for different items to be brought into school in the weeks leading up to the Fete, so watch out for a letter with all of the details.

On Friday June 22nd we will also be having a mufti day, where children can dress up in the colours of the team that they are supporting for the World Cup, to raise money for the Fete.


Please help us to make the day a memorable one for all your children!


FRIENDS Santa's Grotto December 2017

During the week of December 11th FRIENDS organised a Santa's Grotto for each year group to visit. Donations of decorations were asked for and they worked really hard to transform Riverside Room into a Christmas wonderland! The event was very well attended and both children and parents enjoyed the opportunity to meet Santa at this special time of year. 



A very big thank you to the volunteers who recently came into school on a crisp November morning to help with painting, gardening and mending books in our school library.  The school environment is now looking colourful and ready for the winter months ahead.