We have several companies and organisations who regularly give their support to Farmor's School in various ways. We have listed a few of them below and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the help and support they give to the school community.
Cotswold Women in Business
Cotswold Women in Business is a successful community collaboration offering inspiration and practical support to women who want to find out how to start and run their own businesses. “Cotswold Women in Business” is funded by three schools, Farmor’s, Tewkesbury and Chipping Campden, allowing high quality courses and workshops to run at much subsidised rates. SJM Coaching and Training designed, delivers and runs the programme on behalf of the schools.
League of Friends of Fairford Hospital
For several years the League of Friends have supported the school with a financial donation that has been used to provide ongoing counselling for students
Friends of Farmor's School (FOFS)
FOFS comprise of a group of teachers and parents who are willing to give time to meet and arrange events to raise money for the school.
What do FOFS do for Farmor’s School?
FOFS provide funds to allow the school to purchase items that cannot be bought out of the normal budget – all of which improve the teaching of the pupils.
This includes a contribution to various departments and the lease of the minibus. Last year FOFS helped the purchase of iMac computers, digital cameras, GPS units, CD Players and a camcorder for the Music, Art, Language and Geography departments, curtains and blinds for the English department, boxes of suspension files and subscription to various maths publications to the Maths department, while the Learning Support and the Volley Ball Club received money towards games and equipment. So, in short, FOFS aim to help every aspect of the school.
How do we raise funds?
In the last year the school requested a total of £7,325 to help the individual departments purchase extra items and services to add to their teaching. To give our help to the school we need to raise funds and this is how we do it:-
We organise: Annual spring ball, Christmas raffle, discos, quizzes, Christmas stall at the Fairford Christmas Fayre, catering for Open Days and Parent’s Evenings and other school events. We enjoy what we do and we have lots of fun at these events. The best part is that we make a profit doing it – and this is where the school and pupils benefit! However, we do need support from all parents to make these events successful.
Louise Findlay-Wilson, FOFS Chair, Wellbank Cottage, Langford, Lechlade
Glos GL7 3LN, tel: 01367 860104, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget that being a member of FOFS is not just hard work. We have fun not only at the events but also organising them. If you would like to join the PTA please contact us.