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FOTS Autumn 2016 Update


In the 2015/16 academic year we raised over £5000! Thank you to everyone for supporting our events throughout the year. Some of the main things include:

  • Halloween and Valentine’s Discos £434
  • Christmas ‘Jingle and Mingle’ event £485
  • Summer Fair £434
  • Bonfire Night collection and tuck shop at The Gate £373
  • Run or Dye sponsored 5k fun run £906
  • Fashion Show £916
  • Easy fundraising £504
  • Bags2school collection £155
  • Just giving page £675


This amazing amount allowed us achieve our goal of having the side playground resurfaced and markings applied. Thank you so much! The playground looks fantastic and the children love the fun new markings.

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We also purchased 3 new netbooks, new library books, class Christmas presents and we paid for a Christmas craft workshop for the whole school to take part in and enjoy.



This year we hope to raise another £5000 to fund an outdoor classroom.


We've already had a Halloween disco, Christmas ‘Turkey and Tinsel’ event and the sponsored ‘Ready, Steady Read’ which has provided nearly £1000 worth of brand new books for our library and classrooms.


Look out for more exciting events coming up including a nearly new sale in February. Further details will be sent out in the new year.


Remember to continue to do your online shopping through easy fundraising, it's free and easy to use. In the last month, your shopping has raised over £100 for school and over £1000 in total!


Current FOTS Committee

Chair – Gill Carter

Treasurer – Jo Hill

Secretary – Laura Gregory


Every parent/carer at school is a member of FOTS. If you would like to be involved, can offer help at any events or have any ideas for future fundraising please do get in touch. We really can make a big difference through our fundraising to provide resources that will benefit all our children.

FOTS Summer 2016 Update

Minutes of Latest Meetings



We held our AGM on Monday 12th October 2015.


We are delighted to share that –


In 2014/15 we raised over £3300£1420 of this came from the Fashion Show & Sale so thanks to everyone who supported this event.  We raised over £400 at the Christmas Fair.

£160.15 of our total was raised through the Easyfundraising website so please sign up if you haven’t already….flyers came out in book bags recently.


Some of the things we bought for school included:


•             The Early Years Shed

•             New computers for the ICT suite

•             Christmas presents for all the children

•             The Christmas panto

•             Forest school equipment


The current committee is as follows:


Gill Carter (Chair)

Ros Jones (Secretary)

Jo Hill (Treasurer)

Emma Lewin

Jo Brown

Andrew Middleton

Megan Jennings-Hough

Louise Stock

Fiona Sharpe

Jo Wilding

Laura Maycock

Laura Gregory


But every parents/carer at school is a member of FOTS.  Please let us know if you want to be involved even if it just to help at events.




This year we have decided to raise funds exclusively for the improvement of the playground and outdoor space.  The area outside the classrooms is looking tatty and we would love to have it resurfaced with new markings and new play equipment for the children to enjoy.  The estimated cost of this work is approximately £10000 (tarmac alone is £4000).  We are putting together a National Lottery application and investigating other sources of funding.  If anyone can help in anyway then please let us know.


Our next events will be:


The Halloween Disco – Thursday 22nd October 6pm – 7.30pm.  Fancy dress, tuck shop, games and crafts. £2 a child – pay on the door.

The Gate Bonfire – we will be running a tuck shop and glow stick stall.  All proceeds from the bucket collection will also go to FOTS. 

Christmas Fair – as usual we will be running a grotto for the children, plus games and cakes.


Thanks – FOTS.


FOTS (Friends of Tansley School) is the school’s PTA.


We fundraise for the school as well as organising events for the children.


Every parent/carer is welcome to join us; we are all volunteers and any time you can contribute is really appreciated!


Please ask Miss Holmes if you would like to be involved.


In the academic year 2014/15 FOTS contributed to school:


- £889.95 for computers in the ICT suite

- £302.34 for the pantomime

- Christmas gifts for all of the children

- World Book Day prizes

- £250 for the author visit on World Book Day

- £279.11 towards forest school equipment and book bags for new starters.


We've raised approx £900 through direct fundraising with £1360 from the very well attended Fashion Show.

We have had an additional £320 raised from Bags2School, Easy Fundraising and Tesco Uniform.


In 2013/14 we raised nearly £2000 from our fundraising activities!


We contributed to school:

  • The fantastic new playground markings and a new bin
  • The puppet making day for World Book Day 2014
  • Class Christmas presents
  • Christmas entertainment
  • Book bags for new starters
  • New library books
  • A tea urn!
  • An outdoor artbox for Oaks class


Plus we organised Valentines and Halloween Discos and a fantastic ‘Feast of Harmony’ Music event in the village hall which raised £850 alone.


Easy Fundraising


If you're booking this year's holiday online, make sure you book via easyfundraising.org.uk and raise free donations for Tansley Primary School at the same time.

With hundreds of top travel retailers to choose from, including Expedia, LateRooms.com and Virgin, you can book your holiday and raise a donation for us. And it won't cost you a penny!

All you have to do is:

1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/tansleyprimaryschooltansley

2. Sign up for free

3. Get shopping - your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Tansley Primary School It couldn't be easier!


Maybe you have already joined?


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Using the easyfundraising website will not cost you a penny. There are no catches or hidden charges and Tansley Primary School, Tansley will be really grateful for your donations. 


Thank you for your support.