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FOSS (Friends of Southmead School)

Welcome to our FOSS page. We are a group of parents, staff and carers that meet weekly and run events through the year to raise money for the school. As well as raising funds, we aim to strengthen links with the local community.


Can you believe we are over half way through the year? What a year it has been so far! Thank you to all that have supported FOSS, either by helping set up, run or even just attend some of our events.


This year, the children decided that they would like us to raise money for a new piece of playground apparatus so we have set to work and are doing our best to raise the funds needed. At the moment a design, and therefore cost, is being finalised, but as soon as we know, we will keep everyone updated. On that note, please do check our FOSS board next to the school office to keep up to date on all of our events. In the meantime, we have released £400 for school council to purchase some smaller items of playground equipment of their choosing. Watch this space…


So far this term we have raised over £2500. The Winter Warmer, FOSS cake sale and Autumn Film Nights were a great success and we are really looking forward to some more movie nights, a chocolate tombola, samosa sale and pyjama day planned for the rest of the year. Of course, the Summer Fun event promises to be a great event and is scheduled for the 14th June. Please pop this in your diaries and bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and games!



Our Friends of Southmead School (FOSS) committee is growing and we would love even more new members, either as a core member or occasional volunteer. If you are interested please do get in touch.


Who are we?


All parents, carers, guardians and staff are automatically members of Southmead’s FOSS and are welcome to attend meetings. Please don’t be shy; we would love to see you there. Meetings are held on Wednesday mornings at the Parent Hub, 9am -10am.


What does FOSS do?


FOSS raises money through fun events and initiatives:


•Summer Fete

•Winter Warmer

•Seasonal events (such as the Easter bonnet competition)

•Discos and movie nights

•Mufti days


We endeavour to make these events as inclusive, fun and social as possible enabling parents to meet one another and develop lasting friendships. If you have any ideas for successful fundraisers, we would love to hear from you.


We also enjoy raising money for charities too so if you have any ideas for fundraising or local charities in need, please do let us know.


If you can’t make a meeting and would like to get involved or share your ideas please email-


Or, drop any suggestions or feedback in to the FOSS Feedback Box in the waiting area by the school office.


Thank you for your ongoing support.




Van Foss

Dates for the Diary


Wednesday 20th March- KS1 FOSS MOVIE NIGHT (3.20pm-5pm)


Wednesday 27th March- KS2 FOSS MOVIE NIGHT (3.20pm-5pm)


Friday 14th June- SUMMER FUN

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