Welcome to The Friends of Hillside Avenue

The Friends of Hillside Avenue (The Friends) aim to support the work of Hillside Avenue Primary and Nursery School in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich and to foster good relationships between all individuals and bodies connected with the school. The Friends arrange events, raise funds and support the school in many other ways and our website helps us to promote those activities. Read more about our projects past and present.


The Friends organise many fundraising events throughout the year. We are involved in a variety of ways from supplying school uniform, organising the Summer Fete and the Christmas Fayre and running the photograph sessions. Whether the events are in school time or out of hours, the staff and committee do this on a voluntary basis. Together with the parents and carers that join in these events they help raise vital funds for the school whilst offering additional activities for the children, parents and carers.

The money raised is used for many things including refurbishing the ampitheatre, funding classroom play equipment for wet playtimes, sports equipment, contribution towards school trips and books. In 2012 we made a significant contribution towards the refurbishment of the boys toilet block. We are currently working with the school to help fund refurbishment of the school library.

School Uniform and Hillside Logo Items

Download an Order Form here:-  Uniform Order Form for uniform, book bags, hats etc

We are always very grateful for any donations to our Nearly New Sales (unwanted school uniform).

NCPTA Membership

The Friends of Hillside are members of the NCPTA, they provide a full range of support services from fundraising ideas to Health & Safety guidance. In association with this organisation is PTALocal which brings you some great vouchers for top visitor attractions, holidays and other venues. Registration is required – Read More.

The Friends Website

The Friends of Hillside website is accessible through the school website and is maintained by the Friends Association. The site contains information on the different things we do and you will find dates and copies of letters we issue, we hope you find this a useful addition to the services the school offers. If you want to know more about the committee and its roles click here.

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Upcoming Events

2nd Mar - Bag2School
10th Mar - Friends Quiz
23rd Mar - Mother's Day Surprise Shop
12th May - Disco, R to Y5
15th June - Father's Day Surprise Shop
19th June - Bag2School
24th June - Summer Fete, 11-2pm

Committee Meetings
All Welcome
1st Nov, 28th Nov, 9th Jan, 6th Feb, 6th March, 24th April, 5th June
Meetings take place at 7.30pm in the spare classroom next to Nursery

Fundraising News

Other ways to support the school include:

Yellow Moon
For great craft and educational toys. Visit them online at remember to use our source code SHI1246 to earn us commission.

Spree Book
The spree book is full of fantastic voucher codes, these can be bought from the office. Visit for extra cards and new vouchers.