Community and parental involvement are an integral part of school life here at Worth. The Friends of Worth plays a vital role in creating that community spirit by providing the opportunities for parents, students, teachers and the monastic community to come together and create that special environment that makes Worth so unique. It is not just the children who forge enduring friendships during their time at Worth School; this is a benefit enjoyed by their parents too.
In any school year, Friends of Worth lays on over 20 different social events at House level, which have included activities such as a dog walk around the Worth Estate, a talent evening, a quiz, curry night and many more besides. To find out more about forthcoming events, see the School Calendar.
In addition to the House events, Friends of Worth organise whole school events, such as the annual Christmas Market, a cheese and wine 'Call My Bluff' evening and a biannual summer ball or family fun day; all of which raise funds to purchase extras for the School which enhance the life of the students. Over recent years, the Friends of Worth has provided funds to equip the Robertson Fitness Suite, refurbish the Oval Pavilion adjacent to the Astropitch and to purchase hi-tec lighting for the Drama department and a cryogenic liquid nitrogen dewar for the Science department.
As a new parent, you are welcomed into the Worth community by becoming a member of the Friends of Worth. The member subscription is collected via the termly bill at a fee of £15 a term, per family, unless you choose otherwise. You might also like to consider joining the 300 Club Lottery, which is open to a maximum of 300 members, each paying an annual subscription of £24. Regular draws are held through the year and it is an excellent way to support the work of the Friends of Worth. Full details of Club rules, including draw prizes and allocations, and an application form are available. The form should be returned via the School, marked for the attention of Professor Mo Jalie, c/o Friends of Worth.
Please feel free to contact Tara Melik and Sam McLoughlin (co-chair) at email@example.com with any questions or suggestions.