At Evendons Primary School we are grateful to our Parent Founders without whom Evendons Primary School would not exist.

Our founders first grouped together in 2012 when as local parents they met to discuss the need for a local primary school in the area in order to accommodate the growing demand for primary school places. The recent closure of the White House School, an independent preparatory school in the heart of our community was suggested as an ideal site for a new community school.

432In 2012 the now formed Parent Proposer Group submitted a bid to the Department for Education for the proposal for Evendons Primary School. In March 2013 came the exciting news that the bid had been successful and the school was being granted permission to be opened. The site was acquired and the Parent Proposer Group set the wheels in motion producing a detailed project plan pooling skills and resources from within the group to create the school. Working in conjunction with the Department for Education the group set about recruiting a Head Teacher, creating an identity and a brand for the school, and through targeted and broadcast marketing campaigns (social media, leaflets, email, outdoor banners, local press advertising, PR and events) began to promote the school to prospective parents.

Our founders are Jenny Battisson, Nick Broom, Carla Cumberland, Claire Dando, Tony Eames, Hilary Grealis, Martin Hannaford, Jo Lovell, Tim Rhodes, Victoria Salmons, Laura Shambrook, Anthony Smit, Sam Smit and Helen Thorndyke.

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