FOECS are always very active at the school. Once the money is raised from the events the funds are banked straight away. It is at our Friends committee meetings that the decisions on how to spend the money are agreed. We always try and respond to the children’s requests for events and it is great to see them having fun or using a new piece of equipment that Friends have donated.
We work closely with the Headteacher and staff and work out carefully what to buy to help the children's education and experiences at the school. In recent years we have paid for new playground tables, playground equipment, maths resources, visiting artists and school trips. And of course, in 2016/17, we rose to the challenge of raising over £40k in just over a year and became a charity to enable the school to expand and secure its' future.
In 2017/18 Friends raised a further £20k. The funds have been used to support the school with it's rapid growth and has funded the learning resources, IT, furniture and SEN resources.
Some of the ongoing commitments every year are:
- Providing Christmas presents for all the children
- Supporting School Christmas events
- Hiring coaches/transport
- School trips
- Team treats
If you wish to know more about the way money is raised and spent, please speak to the Treasurer.