The History of the CFA

The Cranbrook Friends Association (CFA) formerly known as the PTA is an exciting and innovative new initiative. It is a partnership that was established in 2011 between Cranbrook Primary School, local businesses, community organisations, parents, volunteers and members of the community.

The CFA is a registered charity. Its main objective is to organise and facilitate fundraising and social events throughout the school year. All proceeds raised go directly into the provision of resources for Cranbrook pupils, such as playground equipment, Christmas presents, Children’s entertainers, Gym equipment etc.

Cranbrook Primary School is based in the heart of a diverse community. By developing links and building key partnerships, the CFA provides a unique opportunity for the different sectors to work in cohesion and strengthen the community.

The CFA consists of a Core committee who meet on a termly basis to plan an annual programme of events. Various subcommittees then meet on a more regular basis to organise each of these events. 

All parents, carers and members of the community are welcome to join the CFA.

If you would like to volunteer for the CFA or become a member, please telephone 0208 518 2562 and speak to Beverley Boothe or Amanda Irons.


Types of CFA Events

Annual Summer Fair

  • This event takes place during the summer term. It is a themed event with food and drink stalls, games, activities, raffles, music, face painting, henna, private stalls and a bouncy castle. The proceeds raised from this event is match funded by Barclays Bank.

Diversity Event

  • This event takes place in the spring term. This event aims to celebrate diversity. Its main attraction is a multi-cultural food fayre.

Movie Night

  • This event takes place in the autumn term. It is a fun event for children. Cranbrook pupils get to watch a movie after school with their whole year group. Snacks are provided.

Santa’s Grotto

  • This takes place in December. Father Christmas visits pupils in class or lets them visit him in his grotto. Each pupil receives a present.


Money Raised and What It Was Used For


  • 2013 – 2014: We raised x amount. This was spent on outdoor gym equipment??


  • 2014 – 2015: We raised x amount. This was spent on a new stage for school performances


  • 2015 – 2016: Include thermometer showing targets for next year


Existing Partners and Local Businesses


  • Barclays Bank


  • Domino’s Pizza


  • Serene’s Fish and Chips Shop


  • Mr Eddy’s Mobile Ice Cream Van


  • St Andrews Church


  • Frenford Club


  • Ilford Police Station


  • Cranbrook Children’s Centre


Individual Memberships/Volunteering Opportunities


If you would like to volunteer for the CFA or become a member please complete an Individual membership form or a CFA Volunteer enquiry form and email to: (Insert CFA email address).  Alternatively telephone 0208 518 2562 to speak to Amanda Irons or Beverley Boothe.


Business Memberships/Booking Forms


If you are a local business or service provider who would like to join the CFA or take part in future events please complete an online booking form or business membership form* and email to:

*Please note that business memberships are issued subject to meeting the admissions criteria.