Risley Avenue


The Family & Friends of Risley (FFR) comprise of a group of dedicated parents and carers who actively fundraise and support Risley Avenue Primary School.


The House is a dedicated welcoming space for all parents and carers to:

  • Meet and socialise with others
  • Attend many and varied topic coffee mornings:

- to learn from curriculum leads what subject information and the methods of how their children are learning

- hear guest speakers from community services (parents are involved in deciding who or what services they would like to visit)

  • Enrol onto various courses for parents, currently include:
  • - ESOL Entry Level 1 & Entry level 2
  • - Maths Level 1 & Level 2 (equivalent of GCSE)
  • - Parenting classes
  • - English functional skills classes coming soon
  • Share food once a term at our International Breakfast.  An opportunity to learn about each other’s food and culture
  • Turkish coffee mornings
  • SEND (Special Education Needs & Disabilty) themed coffee mornings
  • Help write and prepare a school International Cookbook with other parents
  • Monthly Arts & Crafts sessions – learn new skills and help fundraise
  • Termly parents book club
  • Join the Family & Friends of Risley (FFR) who actively discuss, plan and fundraise to support the school.  Some fundraising activities include:
  • - Spring and Autumn auctions
  • - Christmas Fair
  • - School Disco
  • - Bags2School initiative (we take donations of clothes, shoes, bags, belts etc. and sell once a year by the kilo)
  • - Summer fair stall
  • - Easter bunny/chick hunt for Early Years
  • - Cake sales
  • - Grant applications.  The FFR is now a registered charity with scope to make grant applications to benefit the school
  • Bingo – once a term with prizes
  • Practice public speaking for Poetry Reading in assembly
  • Find out about volunteering opportunities
  • Sign up for Time-Credits.  In exchange for your time helping with school fundraising or volunteering you can earn Time-Credits
  • 1-2-1 support is offered to parents who wish to help change their child’s behaviour
  • 1-2-1 support, letter writing and sign posting for services to address housing, immigration, domestic violence and other issues
  • Emergency food bags & food bank referrals
  • Assistance completing Secondary school transfer applications

 What Parents Say:

The house is a place to meet, share good coffee and socialise with other parents and learn new skills

Sheila Lloyd, Parent Governor


‘’For me it’s like home-from-home.  It is a very welcoming, safe and confidential environment.  It is a great service for parents where we can enrol on free courses and listen to awesome guest speakers.

Diane Bell, Parent