FOCCS stands for Friends of Christ Church School. All parents, teachers, governors, and staff are automatically members. In some other schools, bodies like FOCCS are known as the ‘PTA’.
The aim of FOCCS is to support the school’s ambitions for the education of children at Christ Church in various ways. Many of the activities are directed towards fundraising as well as social events. In addition, we work closely with the Head and Governors.
Through the hard work and support of many parents and carers, we have contributed substantial amounts to the school since we were formed. This has supported both large and small projects like equipping the school library with books, purchasing computers and interactive whiteboards, helping to finance the school’s wonderful vegetable garden, paying for visitors to the school, and funding free clubs for children (to name but a few).
Money for everything mentioned above is raised through several large events such as the May Fayre, Christmas Fayre, and annual Bonfire Night. However, there are also smaller quiz nights for the grown-ups and a film club for children. To find out about the events that we are currently planning, please click here.
FOCCS are continually looking at other opportunities for fundraising, though; to this end, we have established links with different fundraising organisations such as ‘Easy Fundraising’ and ‘My Donate’. To find out more, please visit our fundraising page.
FOCCS is a registered charity (no: 1014680) so its activities and finances are publicly accountable. FOCCS is managed by a committee of volunteers which is elected every year. The Committee are the Trustees of the charity and are therefore responsible for its work. There are open meetings every term to which all parents, carers, etc are invited. The Committee also meets separately to take work forward.
Click on the links below to find out about:
- Who’s Who (Committee Members and Class contacts)
- Events and Meetings
- Commission Based Funding
- Minutes and Newsletters
You can contact FOCCS via our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or, if you prefer to write, we have a mailbox in the school office which is checked regularly.