As a parent, you are automatically a member of the Friends of Barrington Association (F.O.B.A.). The F.O.B.A. committee organises fund raising activities to support the school and pay for additional resources. They are a dedicated group who are always looking for new recruits to help out with the many and varied activities that take place during the school year. F.O.B.A. have meetings throughout the year and all parents are welcome to attend.
Our next FOBA meeting is Thursday 10th October at 9am. Please come along and find out what we plan to do for the coming year and how you might be able to help
The FOBA committee members
Chair — Victoria Griffin (Yr 1 parent)
Vice Chair - Karen Butterworth (Yr R parent)
Secretary - Jill Hayes (Yr R parent)
Deputy Secretary - Zoe Wallace (Yr R and Yr 2 parent)
Treasurer - Dee Cotton (Yr 1 and Yr 4 parent)
Deputy Treasurer - Zoe Runacres (Yr 1 parent)
Lisa Smallwood (Yr 1 and Yr 6 parent)
Chrissy Nguyen (Yr 1 parent)
Helen Lloyd (Yr 1 and Yr 6 parent)
Hannah Wilberforce (Yr 3 and Yr 6 parent)
Hollie Kennedy (Yr 1 parent)
Natalie Hughes (Yr 1 parent)
Sandra Fender (Yr R parent)
Sarah Skinner (Yr R and Yr 5 parent)
Please let the office know if you wish your name to be added to the list - everyone is welcome.
What are we raising money for?
For 2019 we are aiming to pay for new books for the school and also a projector for the school hall.
In 2018 we raised money to pay for the netting on our climbing frame in the school playground.
In 2016 FOBA raised the money to resurface the front trim trail play area and install some new toadstool seating.
In 2015 FOBA raised money towards our fantastic playground markings in both the big and small playgrounds. For 2014, FOBA helped to provide new and stimulating book corners in each of the classrooms. Each class was given £250 to redecorate their area, furnish it and add a selection of lovely new books.
In 2013, FOBA donated money towards our woodland regeneration project. The woodland provides shade, seating and additional play facilities for the children, as well as encouraging wildlife back into the space.