Castle School Friends run a whole range of activities to support the work of the school and raise vital funds. This includes hands-on DIY and gardening days that make a real difference to the school and fun events that bring people together and help to create a sense of community.

What’s coming up?

Tortworth Lake - Sun 5 June
What better way to spend a Sunday than a walk around beautiful Tortworth Lake, fuelled by tea, coffee and cake? The lake grounds are open to the public one Sunday each month and Castle School Friends will be in the boathouse on Sunday 5 June, serving refreshments to raise money for The Castle School.

This is an amazing fundraising opportunity, but to make it happen we need your help! If you can donate a cake or two – homemade or bought – we would really appreciate it (but please don’t donate anything that needs refrigerating). Please include a list of ingredients with your cake.

You can drop your cakes off at The Castle School on Sat 4 Jun, 9 - 11am or bring them to the lake on Sunday. If you can’t make these dates but would still like to donate, contact us and we’ll arrange to come and pick them up.

And if you can spare an hour to help, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for volunteers to help us set up in the morning, sell cakes during the day and help clear up at the end. If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch and let us know

Car Boot Sale - Sun 12 June
Save the date for our next car boot sale, on Sunday 12 June at the main Castle School site. This is a great opportunity to bag a bargain and help raise money for the school at the same time!

Sellers can arrive from 8.30am – pitches are £5 each, or you can hire a table for £2. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Buyers are welcome from 9am and there’s a small entrance fee of 50p (children free).

Our next car boot sales:

  • Sunday 12 June

  • Sunday 10 July

  • Sunday 11 September

Castle School Friends committee meetings
Would you like to be part of a friendly group making a positive difference to our school? Want to get more involved in school life and meet new people? Then why not bring a friend and come along to one of our committee meetings? Anyone can join us, and we always welcome new members, whether you've only got a little time to spare or want to get more involved.

Join us in person at the Castle School, or attend online via Zoom.

Our next meeting dates:

    • Tues 5 July 7pm

    • Tues 6 Sept 7pm

    • Tues 11 Oct 7pm

    • Tues 8 Nov 7pm

    • Tues 13 Dec - drinks / social in Thornbury 8pm

Drop us an email at or message us on our Facebook page to let us know if you'd like to come along. We'd love to see you there!

Find out more about how you can get involved to support our school or contact us for more information.