Welcome to Friends of Parish School
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 - for example, through some free events and second-hand uniform sales.
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 really does make a difference.
Visit the FOPS PTA Events site to find out more.
Where does the money go?
In 2018/19, funds raised by FOPS paid for:
- Astro-turfing the new quiet area (£16,300)
- Mathletics (£3200)
- PE equipment (£2400)
- Free events for the children, eg Easter Egg hunt, school disco (£1100)
- Classroom essentials for each class (£1050)
- Early years equipment (£1000)
- Books (£940)
- Forest school equipment (£630)
- Author visit during World Book Week (£500)
- Hi vis vests for pupils (£350)
- School Christmas tree (£95)
Our top fundraising priority in 2019/20 is the provision of new computers and whiteboards in every classroom.