About Us

Welcome to Friends of Parish School 

Registered Charity Number 1115516

Who are we?

We're you! Every parent and carer at the school automatically becomes a member of FOPS when their child joins the school, so if you're new to the school, welcome on board!

The work of FOPS is overseen by a committee, which is appointed at the AGM each September/October. We're a very friendly group of parents and carers who dedicate time to helping to organise a fun programme of events for the children to enjoy, while creating a sense of community and raising much-needed funds for the school.

As well as organising a packed programme of fundraising events, we're always looking for new ways to bring more parents and carers together, and to make school life just a little bit easier and more enjoyable for everyone. That's why this year we're also looking to expand the number of free events we offer, and to facilitate the sale of second-hand uniform.

How can you get involved?

There are lots of ways to get involved in FOPS - from helping out for an hour at a coffee morning or school fair, to using your creative, practical or professional skills and contacts to provide support behind the scenes. Getting involved is a fantastic way to meet new friends and join a thriving school community - and every bit of help you give eally does make a difference.

Where does the money go?

Throughout 2016/17 and the first part of the 2017/18 academic year, we focused on raising money for some fantastic new playground equipment. Thanks to the support of the school community, we successfully reached our target of £30,000. We also paid the school's Mathletics subscription, bought the impressive Christmas tree in the foyer, and subsidised the school disco and Easter Egg hunt so that they were free for all the children to enjoy. 

This year, we'll be channeling our fundraising efforts to a new sound, projection and lighting system in the gym (costs to be confirmed), and are looking to expand the number of free events that we offer.

Fundraising

Most of the funds we raise come from the events that we organise, but we are always very grateful to receive individual donations too - every penny really does count. You can make a one-off online donation here.

If you work for a large or independent organisation, please take just a couple of minutes to check whether they offer match funding - an easy and completely free way to raise money for our school. Last year, we increased the total Summer Fair profit by a whopping £1k through match funding, so it really is worth it!

Have you signed up to Easy Fundraising – a free and easy way to raise funds for our school just by shopping online? Find out how it works by watching this short video.

Get in touch

To get in touch, please email friendsofparishschool@yahoo.com, send us a direct message via our Facebook page @friendsofparishschool or, even better, just have a chat with one of us in the playground.

 

 

 

 

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