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Inspiring Learners, Growing Together

Inspiring Learners, Growing Together


Friends of Castlethorpe School (FOCS)

All parents are automatically members of FOCS. We also welcome the involvement of other local people who would like to support the continued success of the school which is a central part of our village and surrounding area.


FOCS play a very important role in the school. They raise an amazing amount of money for the school, which has benefited all the children by funding the refurbishment of the school library, funding school visits or a visitor to school at least every term, purchasing ICT equipment, purchasing new tables and chairs, and arranging the annual Christmas party including the entertainment. Most recently FOCS have helped fund the development of the outdoor learning area.


FOCS help the school enormously by tirelessly providing refreshments and support at many school events eg. Harvest, the Christmas play, Christmas party, Christmas decoration of the school, Curriculum evenings, New parents evening and Sports Day to list just some.


There are many ways that you can help F.O.C.S:

  • Give your time to support fundraising events and other school activities.
  • The company you work for may provide match funding that we can take advantage of.
  • You may have a great fundraising idea that we could use.
  • You can donate items for raffles and hampers.
  • You can support the fundraising events such as ‘Bags4Schools’ and the 100 club.


Please contact the current committee if you are able to help in any way. There is a purple box in the school office for any written communications to FOCS.