Friends of L.A.



Friends of Ardron are a group of parents who organise fun events for the pupils and parents of Linthwaite Ardron Junior and Infant School with the aim of raising money for the school. The meetings are open to all and we are always looking to welcome new parents, or receive new ideas for events that you would like us to organise.

Over recent years we have helped fund and run annual leavers parties, the school summer fair, school discos, class Christmas parties, class Christmas presents, the fabulous mosaic in the entrance hall, the outdoor wildlife area and the much loved vintage post box.

Our most recent projects include:

The Playground

Currently we are raising money to overhaul the school playground. We have already replaced the old tarmac and funded the painting of bright games and activities. The next phase of the developments that we will fund includes a sensory trail. All of this work will cost an estimated £38,000. Friends are well on their way to meeting this target because of the generosity of the people of Linthwaite. Our total monies raised so far is approximately £30,000. We have also been able to fund a few smaller projects along the way. See below for more details of our events. 



In October 2018 we helped the school to buy a class set of laptops on which the children enjoy playing TT Rockstars and Sumdog!



Easter events in 2019 saw us raising just short of £900.


BRICK SALES - This is an on-going project to raise funds to upgrade our playground. You can purchase a personalised brick that will be used in the sensory path in phase 2. Order forms can be picked up from school.


December 7th 2018 - Our KS2 disco raised around £300 towards our playground project.


December 6th 2018 - Our EYFS and KS1 film evening  raised around £280 towards our playground project.


December 4th 2018 - Our fund raising enabled initial work on our playground to commence by having a path built between the large play equipment and the playground so that the pupils can use this equipment even in the wettest of weather.


December 1st 2018 - Our Christmas Fair and Santa's grotto raised around £1200 for the school playground project.


November 17th 2018 - We gave a small donation to school to enable the school to complete the purchase of 32 laptops and 2 laptop trolleys during November 2018.





Over the next few years we have taken on a ambitious plan to transform the Outdoor play areas.  Our target is to raise £35,000!  We aim to achieve this through extending our fundraising to include new activities which will be open to both School Families and the local community. 



We have completed stage 1 (replacing the muddy grass outside the classrooms with artificial grass).  All the staff and children are over the moon with this improvement...….no more muddy children! of the upgrade thanks to all the wonderful support from you. 


We are now saving to start stage 2 (sensory path, which will include the bricks and surrounding area, cost of approximately £8000) of the playground.


We need to aim high with our fundraising over the next 2 years and we can only do this with your continued support.



Want to know more?  Contact us at

   Welcome to Friends of L.A.   Welcome from Friends of LA

   Find us on Facebook at @F.L.Ardron


  Ongoing Fundraising


GIVE WHILE YOU SPEND It couldn't be easier, use the Giving Machine to raise funds whilst you spend on everyday websites:   details at   The Giving Machine!



A great way to tidy your cupboards and donate funds to the School!  Watch here for the next collection date.   details here.



If anyone wishes to volunteer at any event, please make contact with Friends of LA via



Minutes are taken at each meeting, please contact our email address if you would like to see them at any time...