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FOSS (Friends of Southmead School)

Welcome back to the Summer term. Thank you f or all your help and support over the last term/ year.


We believe that a strong school/home partnership is  integral to the well-being and success of  our children and welcome the opportunity to build positive relationships with all parents and carers at Southmead. We value all of your support and feedback, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us with any comments or suggestions.




We have enjoyed record breaking success with our fundraisers this year. The Winter Warmer raised a record breaking £1250, the film night raised £360 and our second hand uniform and clothing sale raised nearly £100;  money that will go back to the school and children. We hope you had as much fun as we did at all of our events.


The Spring term also saw the launch of our FOSS Facebook page so please do look for Friends of Southmead School on Facebook and give us a like! It’s jam packed with up to date information about events and also links to the school Twitter feed for all the latest news.


Looking ahead, we have our big summer event – Summer Fun! We are currently arranging the stalls, entertainment and games so if you have any ideas or would like to help, please do let us know. It will be held at 3pm on the 7th July so make sure this is in your diary.


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. We usually meet every other Friday at 3pm in the Lodge. If you are interested please do get in touch.


Who are we? What do we do?


Friends of Southmead School or FOSS are the PTA and whenever you see us at events we will be raising money for the school – and that benefits your child’s education.

The money we raise is used to improve teaching, learning and classroom environments. In 2015/2016 we raised just over £2,500 through our summer and winter fetes, Easter competitions, mufty days and playground sales!

Often, the children directly have a say in how the money raised gets spent. We are also considering larger fundraising goals for this  year.

FOSS meetings take place at the Lodge (at school) about once every 2 weeks. They usually take place at  3pm on a Friday afternoon. We hope to see you there.











Upcoming Parent Hub Events


Wednesday 7th June: Art project with Lucy


Wednesday 14th June: Parenting circle with Carole


Wednesday 21st June: CAP with Dan Burrows


Wednesday 28th June: Art project with Lucy


Wednesday 5th July:  Children’s first aid with Richard


Wednesday 12th July: Music with Laura


Wednesday 19th July:  End of term breakfast/ parent food sharing


At the Hub

We hold relaxed, informal weekly coffee mornings for all parents and carers at Southmead school. Please do join us for a coffee and a chat. The sessions take place after drop off on Wednesday mornings and we often have guest speakers, training or art sessions booked in. If you would like to see us booking a particular speaker, please let us know.

Please see the timetable below (a few dates TBC but please keep an eye here and on the FOSS boards in the playgrounds to confirm) for this term’s schedule and drop in if you can: