St John's C. of E. Primary School

Atherton Road, Hindley Green, Wigan, WN2 4SD

01942 255396

Friends of St. John's


Who and what is Friends of St. Johns (FOSJ)?


We are a volunteer group of parents and teachers who raise funds through events to provide equipment or financial support to enrich our school. We run various events including discos, fairs, bingo nights, cinema nights, recycle clothes collections, raffles, scholastic book club to name but a few.


We are always in need of extra volunteers, so if you can spare us some of your time and energy we would be grateful. Even if you cannot do this, then you can support both us and your school by attending our events and helping us to raise money for our school, supporting the learning experience of our children.


If you want to learn more about us and what we do then you could attend one of our meetings or speak to any of the members below for information. We are here to have some fun and make some much needed cash for the school.


We look forward to you joining us as we work together and make a difference!

‘Achieving, Believing and Succeeding Together’

 Election of officers 2016 -17

President – Mr J Heatley (Principal)

Chair – Mrs J. Ribchester

Vice Chair – Mrs D. Jayatilleke

Secretary - Mrs C. Parr

Treasurer – Julie Reynolds (Parent)

Publicity and events – Mrs J. Glynn

What has FOSJ raised money for in the last couple of years?

  • Funding the purchase of the Stage in the Hall
  • Purchasing of the large projector screen and sound system in the Hall
  • Digital cameras for each class to record special moments
  • Buying Bibles for Year 6 leavers and Reception class starters
  • Contributing to the cost of school educational trips
  • Helping Santa with the gifts we give each pupil at Christmas
  • £1000 ear marked for improvements to resources for the Reception Class

Upcoming Events for 2019 -

Events of 2019

St. John's Fancy Dress Disco!

St. John's Bingo Night!

An amazing £300 was raised for the children's extra activities in school! 





Past Events

26th November 2015 - Cinema event  3:30 – 5:00pm

No charge for the film but a charge will be made for refreshments, to include a drink, hot dog and popcorn.

4th December 2015 - Christmas Disco  5:30 – 7:00pm

14th September 2016 - FOSJ's  - AGM

4th November 2016 - Bonfire Night Disco at 5pm

7th December 2016 - Christmas Fair/Market at 3.30pm

4th April 2017 - Easter Egg Bingo at 6.30pm

16th June 2017 - Summer Fair at 3.30pm

19th July 2017 - Leavers Event for Year 6 Children

24th November 2017 at 5pm - Winter school disco 

8th December 2017 - Non uniform day

11th December 2017 doors open at 5.30pm - Christmas Bingo

9th November 2018 - Fancy Dress Disco

23rd November 2018 - Non uniform day - in return please don't forget your kind donation of a Christmas item for the FOSJ's Christmas Bingo.  Coloured theme for each class for the items.

12th December - Christmas Bingo Night

14th December -  Amazing Santa's Grotto at the Community Christmas Cracker (St John's Christmas Markets)