Friends of Tranby

The Friends of Tranby (FoT) is a group of Tranby Senior and Prep parents, alumni and staff. 

Our role is to encourage closer links between home and School. The FoT are best known for our fundraising work, but we also have a useful social function too, as our fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, carers, staff and pupils to get together. 

FoT Committee

President - Patricia Pilgrim
Chairman - Peter Melling

If you would like more information, please email

Get Involved

The Friends have funded a new mini bus, sports equipment, nursery equipment, extra-curricular club materials and author visits. They have also contributed over £14,000 towards the new sports pavilion which opened in March 2017. In September 2017, £14,000 was invested into a Senior School gym and spinning studio.

These additional goods and services would not have been made available without the hard work of The Friends and support of the whole School community. 

If you would like to know more about The Friends of Tranby, become involved or suggest ideas for future events, please get in touch by email

End of Year Newsletter

Upcoming Events

7th September 2022 - Next Friends of Tranby meeting

11th November 2022 - Quiz night

3 December 2022 - Christmas Fair

17 March 2023 - Fashion show

16 June 2023 - Tranby Golf Day 

24 June 2023 -  Summer Fete

Previous Events

Tranby Summer Fete

We raised a massive £4000 - thank you so much everyone! Click HERE for photo gallery.

Tranby Golf Day

Massive thanks to Hull Golf Club for hosting this event which raised over £1500 for the Friends of Tranby. Click HERE to read more and view photo gallery. 

Fashion Show

On Friday 4 March, The Friends of Tranby hosted their infamous Fashion Show. Guests enjoyed a display of fashion from Milla Boutique in Swanland and the models had their hair styled by Mark Hill Salon. 

It was so lovely to see everyone back at Tranby and enjoying the show again with over 150 guests and an array of stalls, it was definitely a fabulous girls night in.  Guests were given a glass of fizz on arrival along with a goody bag containing discount vouchers and gifts from the sellers.  Guests also enjoyed a selection of canapes which was provided by Tranby’s catering team.

The event was a huge success and FoT raised £2,500 towards extra-curriculum and learning equipment for our pupils.

Tranby Prep teacher and model for the evening, Caroline Crossland said ''It was a superb night, all my friends who came absolutely LOVED it. The atmosphere was amazing''.

Another guest commented ''I thoroughly enjoyed the night, all the clothes were stunning''.

Thank you to everyone who attended.  We can't wait to invite you back next year!

Christmas Fair - Saturday 4 December 2021

Thank you to the Friends of Tranby who organised our Christmas Fair. The day was filled with Christmas festivities including a visit from Father Christmas who was kept very busy meeting children in his grotto. The School choir sang carols and pupils in Prep entertained everyone on stage with songs in the Radcliffe Hall. The Bake Off was a huge success with so many entries of amazing cakes which filled the whole table. 

We raised £3,500! Friends of Tranby would like to thank all raffle sponsors, stall holders, staff, pupils, parents, grandparents, visitors and any helpers for making it such an amazing day. 

If anyone after Christmas has any spare decorations or hamper baskets they do not want please donate to the Friends of Tranby.

Next year’s Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 3 December.

Gallery of Photos 

Phoenix Ball - Saturday 13 November 2021

Last month the Friends of Tranby hosted the Phoenix Ball in the Radcliffe Hall. Parents and staff dressed to impress and danced the night away to live music and a disco. It was a perfect evening and together we raised £2,400 to help fund a new minibus to allow the school to take our children to forest school, sports fixtures, field trips and many more adventures and also to provide little extras for the pupils of the school: enhancing their learning and their learning environment.

The committee would like to thank everyone who helped make the night so special and a big thanks to Michael and his catering team for providing a delicious 4 course meal. 

The Picnic in the Park - September 2021

A huge thank you to the Friends of Tranby for organising Saturday's Picnic in the Park. It was fantastic to be back together again as a school community. Everyone had lots of fun, games and laughter in the sunshine. A perfect start to the new school year.

Friends of Tranby Picnic in the Park