We are very fortunate to have a very active Friends of Cobham Free School, a registered charitable association of parents, teachers and other individuals and organisations that support the school. The main purpose of FoCFS is to advance the education of the pupils in the school, particularly by developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school, and by engaging in activities or providing facilities, sponsorship, equipment or funding which support the school.
FoCFS organise a wide variety of fundraising events throughout the school year, including:
- CFS Grand Ball (pictured)
- School fairs and family fun days
- Movie events for pupils
- Christmas bazaar & shopping events
- Quiz night
- Comedy night
- Bingo night
- Christmas party
Below are examples of items purchased by FoCFS for the school from funds raised:
- two minibuses
- play area and equipment
- music equipment e.g. electric drum kit
- study days
- two defibrillators
- sports equipment
- contributed to individual class activities
- Specialist classroom equipment e.g. 3D printers, science and DT equipment
Sponsors of Friends of Cobham Free School
Friends of Cobham Free School are signed up to be in partnership with easyfundraising.org.uk. Joining the scheme and making online purchases through this link is an easy way for parents and supporters of CFS to raise funds for the school. As a registered charity a donation (between 1-6% of purchases, depending on the retailer) is given to the school.
Friends of Cobham Free School is a registered charity (no. 1152171). Details of accounts including annual funds raised and expenditure can be found on the Charity Commission website.