Leigh-on-Mendip First School


Leigh-on-Mendip First School

working together to achieve our best

Friends of Leigh School (FOLS)

About FOLS

The FOLS committee and members organise fund raising, social, educational and self-help activities for the benefit of all the children in the school. As well as helping the school it also helps to develop understanding and links between home and school, as well as being a lot of fun. It is also a great way for new parents to meet other parents.

FOLS have lots of exciting events planned for the coming year. These include fundraising discos, Mother’s Day Fundraising Event and a Mad March Hair Day as well as our recycling collections, refreshments at the Leigh-on-Mendip Fete and Stewarding at Glastonbury Festival. We also run a 100 Club for which we will be starting new subscriptions in April 2017 for the following 12 months. Tickets cost £10 per number and you have a monthly chance of winning a £25 1st prize, £15 for 2nd prize and £10 for 3rd.

If you are interested in finding out more about FOLS please ask the school for more information or sign up to the FOLS newsletter below.

FOLS Pre-Loved Uniform Sale

FOLS have a selection of pre-loved uniform for sale. Please see the latest list showing items held in stock and the prices. Should you wish to purchase any of these items please see Esther. If you have any items which you would like to donate please hand into the school office.


The 100 Club
We are entering a new set of draws for our 100 Club and are looking for new members to join.

Tickets cost just £10 and you have a chance of winning one of the 3 monthly prizes of £25, £15 and £10.

If you would like to purchase a number please see a member of FOLS or ask in the school office. Don’t forget that friends and family can also get involved and a number could make an excellent present for someone’s birthday.

Swishing Event
We are also planning to hold a Swishing Event (a clothes swap) in April. More details will be available in the very near future so watch this space! We are hoping that it will be not only be a chance to spruce up your wardrobe but also have fun and raise some money for our children to benefit from at school in the process.

Purchases 2015/16

Sports Day Medals
Recycling Visit for ECO Week
Book bags
Coach Travel and Trip Subsidies
Outside Equipment
Play Costumes and Scripts
Art Printing Set
Classroom Equipment
Apple ipad chargers
Pete The Poet Visits
Stone Soup Storytelling Sessions
Incredible Eggs Duck Hatching
Coding Workshop
Christmas Dinner
Kites for Queens Birthday Celebrations
Leavers Book
Natural Paint Workshop (2 Days)
Total Spending

Net Event Income 2015/16

Glastonbury Festival 2015 Stewarding
Charity Christmas Tree Sale
Village Fete
Halloween Disco
100 Club
Textiles Collection
Father’s Day Gifts
End of Term BBQ
Mother’s Day Gifts
Printer Cartridge Collection
Nativity Play Refreshments
Merlin Pantomime Ticket Sale
Mad March Hair
Card Sale
Total Income

Next Meeting

AGM on Tuesday 20 September 2016 in the school hall from 7:30 pm. All welcome.

2016/17 FOLS Minutes

2015/16 FOLS Minutes

To keep up to date with FOLS news please sign up for the FOLS email newsletter.

The Committee

Chair: Laura Beauchamp
Secretary: Claire Cartwright
Treasurer: Belinda Davis