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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.


Last year, FOSS raised a fantastic £4,000.00 for the school. An amazing £2,600 of this was raised at the Summer Fun event, with a further £1,000 being raised at the Winter Warmer. The rest of the money was made from our film nights, cake sales and school discos – a huge well done. With these funds, we purchased a school mini bus which is already being put to good use.


What a great start to the Autumn term we have already had! Our film nights have both sold out and have raised a fantastic £300. Thank you to all who came along and had fun.


All funds raised are spent in school and the children are actively involved in deciding how they would like to use the money. Over the last couple of years, our children have decided the money should be used towards:


•Christmas pantomime for the whole school

•A skateboarding showcase

•Wet weather games between phases

•Art equipment for classes

•Soft furnishings for the reading corners


This year, the children have asked us to raise money for some new playground equipment and some wet weather games and stationary for the classrooms, so we are looking forward to making this happen.



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


FOSS KS1 FILM NIGHT-  1st November (Years 1, 2, and 3 and Cherry). Come along to an evening of fun with friends watching Ice Age 4 with some popcorn.


FOSS Mufti Day - 2nd November. Bring in £1 to wear your own clothes. All funds go towards the Winter Warmer.


WINTER WARMER - 30th November 2018


Anti-Bullying Parent Workshop - Wednesday 5th December

Click here for details


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