Friends of Thorndown (FOTS)

FOTS would like to welcome you and your child to Thorndown School. We hope that along the way your child will benefit from some of the fundraising we do and as a family you’ll come along to some of the fun activities we arrange throughout the year to raise those funds.

So who are FOTS then?

We are a committee made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, governors and anyone else that wants to get involved to raise additional money for the school, besides that which we get from the council. To give you an idea of the type of things we help fund, here’s a few things we’ve helped towards in the last few years.

New outdoor play equipment, subsidised school trips, funding for world book day so that an illustrator could come into school and talk to the children and most recently, all the children at the school have received a commemorative coin to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

So what can you look forward to?

School discos are a big favourite with families. We hold approx. 4 per year on a Friday evening. There’s a bar for parents, refreshments for the children, face painting, raffle, stalls for new and second hand goods and Mr King does a fantastic job of keeping the children dancing on the dance floor! We have a yearly summer fayre, hold bingo and quiz nights and we’re always open to new ideas. Everything we raise goes back into the school for the benefit of the children.

So what can you do?

Obviously we would always welcome new members to the committee, the more of us there are, the more we can do and I guarantee you’ll have some laughs along the way. If joining isn’t for you, you can still help. Like all fundraising events we rely on the generosity of our parents to send in second- hand toys, books, unwanted items for raffle prizes and anything else you think may help.  If you’re unable to do any of that, then simply attending the events is a great way to help, join in school life, make new friends and have some quality family time.

So if you are interested in joining us, have new ideas or just want more information please get in touch. All committee members wear red polo shirts at the events so we’re easy to spot and happy to chat about any queries you may have.

FOTS Events

In 2022 we were unable to hold several events throughout the year so it was decided to host one big family event in the Summer. Mr Happy’s Circus attended the school in July 2022 and as you can see from the videos below it was a very popular event.






click below to see the poster 

FOTS Autumn 18 Newsletter
FOTS Summer 18 Newsletter