Meet the Friends 

We are fortunate at our school to have a Friends PTA that’s an integral part of the school community. We are a registered charity run by volunteer parents and staff from our school with the aim to raise money to enhance and enrich the children’s school lives and education. Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities.

Our association is about much more than simply fundraising. Friends of St Margaret’s Durham exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.

All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of the Friends of St Margaret’s Durham when their child joins our school.

Our Committee consists of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Engagement Officer, Communications Officer and the Head Teacher as our Patron. 

The Committee meets on a regular basis with smaller working groups meeting as necessary when we are planning larger events.

The Committee also holds open PTA members meetings, all parents, carers and grandparents are automatically members and any member can come along, find out what the association are planning, share ideas and get involved.

Friends of St. Margaret’s

Lisa Willis

Lisa Willis


Paul Latham


Lynda McIvor

Lynda McIvor


Cliff Matsuya

Vice Treasurer

Lisa LeClair

Vice Secretary

If you have any questions about the Friends, or ideas (we love new ideas!), please do get in touch.

Current Fundraising Project:

We are currently raising funds to refurbish our three library spaces.  We will update you with progress very soon!  Many thanks for your continued support.

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Fed up of ironing-on/sewing name labels onto school stuff?

The Friends of St Margaret’s are pleased to recommend Stamptastic Limited, which supplies personalised name stamps for use on fabric, wood, metal and some plastics.

A lot of our parents use and recommend their products and now Stamptastic will give our school 15% cashback on all orders made using the code DH1 4QB at the checkout.

Please visit the Stamptastic website for more information.

Did you know that we’re registered with easyfundraising and you could help us to raise funds for school at no extra cost to yourself?

This is a great opportunity to keep raising much needed funds for the school.  When you shop online, with over 4,100 of your favourite retailers, including John Lewis & Partners, Amazon, eBay, notonthehighstreet, you will raise FREE donations for the Friends of St Margaret’s School, Durham.

If you’re not already signed up, it only takes a few minutes, then you can begin using the easyfundraising website or app straightaway – simply shop online as normal.  This will be an enormous help to the school, at no extra cost to yourself.

Visit our easyfundraising page to get started:

Thank you!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Friends of St Margaret’s C E School Durham every time you shop, at no cost to you.  AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones.

When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity – Friends of St Margaret’s C E School Durham.

You can use the same account on and AmazonSmile.  Your shopping cart, Wish List, Wedding or Baby Registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Contact Us

If you have access to Facebook, please join our Friends of Durham St Margaret’s C of E Primary School page.

For security and safety this is a private forum so if you would like to join please send a private message to the page’s admin team.

Or email us at