Freemen's School Association (FSA)
The FSA is a registered charity run by parent volunteers. Our focus extends beyond simply raising funds, we organise social events throughout the year and aim to encourage parents and families to attend and welcome them into the Freemen’s community.
Our key events for the year include:
- Fireworks Night – November
- Christmas Fair – December
- Parent Social - March
- Summer Ball – June
Each year group has representatives who form the vital link between parents and school. These Year Reps keep the parents in their year group up-to-date with school events and encourage parents to attend such things as coffee mornings and social evenings.
A wonderful Second Hand Uniform Shop is also run by the FSA. You will find the shop conveniently located on-site and it is open at regular intervals. All second hand uniform is reasonably priced and a portion of the profit goes to the FSA.
Key FSA Dates - Spring 2020
FSA Committee Meeting - Tuesday 25 February at 7.45pm in the Dining Hall
If you would like to be a part of the Freemen’s School Association Committee, we would love to meet you. Please do get in touch with your Class Rep or you can also contact us on freemensFSA@outlook.com. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 25 February and you’re very welcome to come along and see what we do.
FSA Parent Social - Quiz Night - Saturday 7 March at 7.30pm in the Dining Hall
This year we will be hosting a quiz night so parents will have a chance to demonstrate their knowledge in a fun and light hearted environment! Prizes to be won for both the winning team and the team in last place!
Food and Drinks - Food is included in the ticket price, with a choice of Chilli con Carne, or Vegetarian Chilli. There will be a bar available for drinks (cash only).
Teams - Teams will be made up of 8 people.
Tickets - £15 per ticket (food is included). When purchasing your ticket, please ensure you know the name of your team (or the surname of your team organiser). You will be billed individually for your ticket and allocated a table as a team. If you don’t have a team beforehand, a team will be created that you will be able to join.
Please note that numbers are limited for this fantastic FSA fundraising event.
Please click on the link below to book your ticket.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
The Second Hand Uniform Shop can be found in Philp House. Enter though the front door and carry on walking though the double doors, you will find us in the second room on the left.
The Uniform Shop is open from 7.45am - 9.00am and from 3.30pm - 4.30pm on the following dates:
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Thursday 23rd January 2020
Tuesday 4th February 2020
For all those who struggle to visit the shop during the week, we will be open on Saturday 8th February from 10.00am - 12.00pm.
Items Purchased by the FSA 2018 - 2019
Our events have enabled us to raise funds which ultimately benefit all children at Freemen’s.
In 2018 - 2019 we were fortunate enough to be able to fund just under £39,000 worth of additional items for the school. These included:
- A Gazebo for use at events for the Medical Centre
- 60 sets of Uno cards for the Junior School
- Marching Band equipment and instruments for CCF
- 2 x Flood lights for the Sports Dept
- A Microphone Recording System in The Recital Hall for the Music Dept
- Playground sports equipment for the Junior School
- 2 x 3D Printers to expand printer club for the DT Department
- A Boxford Laser cutting machine for the DT Department
- Shakespeare Festival for Lower 4 pupils
- A contribution towards the Sixth Form Leavers Ball
- Covering the cost for the DJ at the U5 Ball
- Enrichment and Travel Awards for Sixth Form Students for £6,000
You don't have to be a committee member to contribute. Please get in touch with us should you have any ideas or time to spare!
Registered Charity no: 1151182