Friends of Shipley School (FOSS)
When your child starts at Shipley School, you automatically become part of the parents' committee ‘Friends of Shipley School’ or FOSS for short. We are a registered charity run by parents and supported by parents/teachers/staff and members of the parish. Our main aim is to support the school and enrich the children’s time within the school by organising fundraisers and extra activities. Over the years, FOSS has worked together to raise funds to support the school’s extra activities such as a day out to The Winchester Science museum, and also provide equipment such as ipads, dictionaries, weather stations, lab coats, Forest School provisions, outdoor play equipment such as the new trim trail play equipment, a learning classroom kitchen, pond and wild area in butterfly garden and garden equipment plus much more.
FOSS chairperson Sarah Cuthbertson organises meetings to discuss future fundraising and events. These informal get-togethers are for ANY parent/Grandparent/family member/Parishioner wishing to help support the school, and are a great chance to make friends and get involved in your children’s schooling. Without help, none of the above would be possible.
You can do as little or as much as you would like, from making a cake to running a stall at an event, or maybe suggesting an event you would like to organise! Even just your child attending the events supports FOSS, which in turn supports the school. Please come on board and join the committee if you’re passionate about helping out.
ALL of our children benefit one way or another from money raised, so please, come along to our next meeting and get involved!
What do we do?
Minutes and Newsletters
Current projects and events
Coop Fundraising opportunity
From 24 October 2021 to October 2022 Co-op members can choose to raise funds for our school. For every £1 members spend on selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p will go into their membership account. To collect rewards and contribute to our cause, members must swipe or scan their membership card when they shop. If they do not, we will miss out on funds. If you already use a Co-op members card don’t forget to choose Shipley CE Primary school as your chosen charity for the year. And if you are not already a member you can sign up for just £1. For more info visit Co-op. https://www.coop.co.uk/membership
"YOU GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!”- Shipley CE Primary school lottery
Do not forget to join the school lottery.
www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and choose Shipley CE Primary School. Tickets cost just £1 a week with cash prizes every week, whilst raising funds for Shipley School, and be in with a chance to win £25k if you match all correct numbers. Visit Your School Lottery and sign up to support Shipley CE Primary School.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.co.uk on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones. When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.
Past events and newsletters
Autumn Fundraiser - WheelsFest21
What a brilliant event this was! So many children took part in a wide range of activities and developed their skills on skateboards, bikes and scooters. We are very grateful to the FOSS and parent team for organising this and also to our wider community partners who made the event
possible. More than £500 was raised and lots of fun had!