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Welcome to the Friends of Jenyns (FOJ)! When your child joined Jenyns First School & Nursery you became a member of FOJ, a group that is dedicated to raising money towards special projects and resources for the school, whilst ensuring maximum fun for the children, their families and friends.


All parents and carers of Jenyns children help tremendously throughout the year by giving their time or by making donations of all kinds - raffle prizes, cakes, old clothes, you name it!


FOJ events and activities are organised by the committee members, with the support of Jenyns staff and governors.

Your committee – 

Chairperson:  Post vacant

Meeting facilitator: Candice Thompson

Treasurer:  Carl Defty

Secretary:  Chrissy Welberry

PR & Advertising: Gill Assheton

Class 1 Reps:  Karen McNaughton and Sam Slade

Class 2 Reps:  Mandy Wood and Steph Collier

Class 3 Reps:  Nicole West and Sarah Bright


General committee members: Amy Hodge, Anne Grass, Clare Stead, Katie Beach, Nichola Game, Sophie-Anne Harvey, Su Defty, Rebeca Mberi, Vicky McCarthy



If you would like to join the FOJ committee or would like more information about our roles, responsibilities or upcoming activities please email



You will receive a termly newsletter in your child’s bookbag which will keep you informed of what we’ve got planned, the success of our recent events, and what we have been able to purchase for the children as a result of all our hardwork and fundraising.

Fancy coming to our meetings:


Latest news

The last beer tent pole has come down, the final piece of litter has been picked and the bunting is getting packed away after another fantastic Braughing Fair & Wheelbarrow Race. The Friends of Jenyns would like to say a massive 'thank you' to our amazing team of parents, grandparents, teachers, staff and friends of the school. Without you we couldn't have constructed a bar in the middle of a field; hosted a first-class raffle; and run fun games for the kiddies. What we're able to achieve astounds us every time. We are counting the many many many pennies we took on Saturday, and hope to let you know as soon as we can what fabulous funds have been raised this year!



Ice lolly Fridays! 
We'll be selling fruity ice lollies for 50p each after school every Friday until the end of the summer term. They'll be available after football club too!


Find us on Facebook

You can now keep yourself updated on all the activities of the Friends of Jenyns (FOJ) on Facebook. FOJ has set up a closed group so that only parents and staff can see the posts and photographs. Many parents have been added as members already but if you’ve yet to join then simply search for ‘Friends of Jenyns’ in Facebook and request to become a member.