Friends of Holmwood House (FOHH)

The Friends of Holmwood House committee organise a wide range social activities and fundraising events for parents and children throughout the school year. They also run the second-hand uniform shop on site every Thursday morning. All the funds they raise are spend on enrichment projects for our students.

The Friends’ Committee

Chairman: Clare Kelly
Treasurer:  Sian Curtis
Secretary:  Nic Clarke

Parents Committee:

  • Jenny Blades
  • Luisella Cardente
  • Nic Clarke
  • Charlie Scott-Cobb
  • Natalie Wheatley-Perry
  • Sarah Baker
  • Shelley Carter
  • Sian Curtis
  • Sarah-Jane Mallows
  • Victoria Fuller
  • Emily French
  • Clare Kelly
  • Joanna Weir
  • Kandyce Clark

School Rep:  Francesca Bradbury

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The committee run the second-hand uniform shop, accepting donations of good quality used uniforms and selling them onto Holmwood families from their onsite shop. They can also offer a 50/50 split of proceeds from sales of larger items like blazers and coats. The shop is open every Thursday from 8.15-9.15am and the committee also open a number of dates during the summer holidays to help families get ready for the new year.


Annual Social Events

The committee are always busy organising a range of events for the parents and children of the school, they host regular coffee and cake events to welcome new parents to the school as well as running some of the bigger social events enjoyed by the school family each year, below are some of the projects they run every year with some new ones planned for 2024.

  • Produce Show
  • Spring Fete
  • Sports Day Refreshments
  • School Birthday Fireworks Display
  • Wreath Making Workshop
  • Christmas Hamper Raffle


New Volunteers are always welcome

The Friends of Holmwood House committee are always appreciative of help and have compiled a list of people who would be willing to help at events. If you would like to volunteer your services or find out more about what is involved as a committee member, please contact

Our aim is to ensure that all parents and children are given as many opportunities as possible to meet one another socially and to be involved in the school events held each year, whilst raising funds for enrichment projects for our children.



The proceeds from the uniform shop and the fundraising done by the committee each year are all spend on enrichment projects for the children. The committee have funded items such as friendship benches throughout the grounds, science equipment, new play equipment in the playgrounds and they contribute to the Maths, Science and English weeks run by the school each year. This is all made possible by the support of the families of Holmwood and both the committee and the school thank you for your continued support.

If you would like to contact Friends of Holmwood House you can do so by email




Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827


Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305