Friends of St Hilda’s

FoSH – Friends of St Hilda’s – exists to enhance your child’s St Hilda’s journey, as well as your own parent experience whilst raising money for both carefully chosen charities and for the school.

Our committee consists of parent volunteers and staff representatives. Additionally, each class has a FoSH parent representative.

What we do?

From treats every Friday, ice lollies on a hot, sunny day through to face painting and strawberries at summer functions, the annual Valentine’s disco, Easter egg hunts and the highly anticipated Christmas bazaar (featuring a very special guest!) we intend to sprinkle some extra magic on your child’s already memorable journey at St Hilda’s.

Our quiz nights, bi-annual summer ball and other fun activities mean there is also a wealth of opportunity for parents to get to know each other throughout the school year.

We are also proud to manage a second-hand uniform website for the school which raises further money for the school and charities.

You will hear from us throughout the school year via emails and newsletters from the school office or your class rep regarding forthcoming events.

Fundraising and Charity of the Year

For the 2023/24 school year FoSH will be fundraising for three charities as well as to buy items for the school.

The three charities, as chosen by pupils at the end of the last school year, are Make a Wish Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Tiggywinkles.

Make a Wish Foundation serves to revive childhoods stolen by critical illness through the donation of goods, services, skills and experiences.

Great Ormond Street Hospital is a cause close to many of our hearts for the care they provide to seriously ill children and young people.

Tiggywinkles, based in nearby Haddenham, is the world’s busiest wildlife hospital, caring for over 12,000 animals each year.

Last year, the school benefitted from the installation of a new hard-wearing astroturf surface enabling a wider range of sports to be played all year round. Many projects are planned for the coming year, updates of which will follow on this page, in termly FoSH newsletters and on the FoSH noticeboard at school.


FoSH organise events during the academic year for the children and/or parents. Our aim is to provide a variety of activities to suit a range of interests. We are always welcome to new ideas and suggestions to add to the current schedule.

A list of events planned for the 2023/24 academic year is set out below. Reminders of the events and event details will be sent via Form reps and occasionally from the school office nearer the time.

  • Friday Treat stall Every Friday from 3.10pm
  • Golf Day – April 2024
  • Wine Tasting Evening  – May 2024
  • Summer Ball – Saturday 8th June 2024

Second-hand Uniform

The online shop is open for any uniform needs. Place your order online and you will be notified via email when your order is ready to collect from the school office. Items can be exchanged or returned if they aren’t suitable.

A second-hand uniform sale will take place once per year at the school in the summer term.

Donations of uniform can be made via the school office.

Contact Us

If you would like further information regarding FoSH or to contact FoSH at any time, please contact the 2022/23 FoSH officers (Dominic Hutt, Tammie Modi and Sophie Forsyth), your class rep or the school office at:

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28 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2ES