Dr South’s Primary School

Dr South’s School is a small village school with around 100 pupils on roll from Islip and its surrounding communities. The staff work hard to provide a rich and holistic education to its pupils.

But as a small school, the school budget is limited. Monies raised by this event have a huge impact on the breadth of the curriculum and the enrichment opportunities that can be offered to the children. 

Examples include STEAM equipment, outdoor play equipment, theatrical staging and other performance costs, and musical instruments. Funds raised in 2024 will help the school refurbish the School Library.

Please click here to donate to the Friends of Dr South’s School directly via DonorBox. The FODS is a UK registered charity (number 279172) that has been raising funds for Dr South’s C.E. Primary School in Islip for many years.

St Nicholas’ Church

St Nicholas’ Church is the parish church of Islip, and dates back to the 12th century. Its striking tower is a visible landmark for miles around. The church today is the centre of the village’s spiritual and community life – for weekly worship, major festivals and also for other important village occasions such as Harvest and Remembrance. The well-tended churchyard is an important pedestrian link as well as a beautiful and peaceful place where anyone in the village is entitled to be laid to rest. The students at Dr South’s School often cross the road for school services and events at the Church.

The church is also a place for community gathering and hospitality. Frequently used for concerts, we also host occasional evening events where villagers and others can meet and mingle. The church regularly hosts musical performances and has been used as a recording and rehearsal venue for classical musicians and is a space where various local musical groups meet to sing, play instruments etc.  It’s also a venue for sales and other events that raise funds for various causes.

The demands of maintaining and enhancing an historic listed building take considerable funds. Our ambition is to continue to develop this wonderful and important place to be of continuing relevance, service and spiritual help to the community. The funds of the Big Bike Ride help with this.

Please click here to find out how you can donate directly to St Nicholas’ Church.