Friends of the School

Welcome to the Friends of the School (FOSPA)

FOSPA is a group of members made up of parents and staff from St Patrick’s school. We are committed to supporting the school and the children in any way we can. We aim to help at school events and fund raise for additional items that will benefit our pupils.

We have held many successful events such as sponsored nature walks. These walks were a great success and the participants really enjoyed the quizzes which they could complete as they walked. The food to purchase at the end was also a big hit!

We have also held fundraising evenings in the school hall where the participants competed in Bingo, perused stalls to purchase many types of products and enjoyed food such as pie and peas.

On a more regular basis we support many school events, such as the Christmas performances and Sports day, by providing a wide range of refreshments. We also fund raise weekly by selling products after school on a Friday. These range from ice creams in the summer months to hot chocolate and biscuits in the winter months.

Recently, the money we have raised has contributed to the Year 6 leavers trip to London, the purchase of school hoodies and the acquiring of two beautiful brass candlesticks for the newly created school chapel.

We will continue to support the school and pupils of St Patrick’s and will meet regularly in the next school year to discuss how we can do this.

The constitution was adopted by the members of the Association in an Annual General Meeting held on the 12th March 2017.

You can view the latest Constitution of St Patrick’s Association by clicking the link below:

The FOSPA Constitution 2017

FOSPA (GDPR Statement)

To help improve communication between members, and to assist with the organisation of events, FOSPA collects, stores and uses personal information about their members, including home address details, telephone numbers and/or email addresses.

For further information please view the FOSPA GDPR Statement below:

Friends of St Patrick’s – GDPR Statement


Should anyone wish to receive FOSPA updates by e-mail please inform Mrs Pattinson in the school office. You can view a selection of the FOSPA newsletters on our website:


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