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 – Thursday 4 November, 6pm to 8pm
- Annual Ball – Saturday 20 November, 7pm till late
- Christmas Fair – Saturday 4 December 11am to 3pm
- Parent Social - TBA
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.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
We have a well-stocked second-hand uniform shop which is run by FSA volunteers. You will find the shop conveniently located on site in Philp House (opposite the bus stop) and it is open at regular intervals. All second hand uniform is reasonably priced and a portion of the profit goes to the FSA.
The second hand uniform shop is open from 11am - 12.30pm on the following dates:
Saturday 19th June
Other dates across the summer will be announced shortly
In order to keep everyone COVID safe, please follow the procedures below when visiting the shop:
We ask anyone entering the shop to please wear a face covering and gloves.
Only two or three adults in the shop at any one time.
No children are allowed in the shop.
Please observe social distancing regulations and the queueing system.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for children to try clothes on.
Card only transactions (no cash).
In order to allow as many parents access to the shop as possible, we are limiting shop visits to 15 minutes per visitor.
Thank you for your forbearance.
Items Purchased by the FSA
As you can see, the FSA provides many worthwhile services and there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Ultimately, the result of all our efforts and the support we enjoy from the parent community can be clearly seen in the amount of funds we raise. These funds benefit all the children at Freemen’s.
Approved Bids 2020 - 2021
In 2020 The FSA have committed to supporting bids from teachers and students totalling just under £35,000. Additional funds are also available for the purchase of digital cameras as soon as quotations are finalised and approved.
- 2 x 3D Printers with 12 printer filaments – Junior School DT Department £2,452.00
- Shakespeare Festival - Junior School £1,805
- 2 x 2G Multi-Age Flicx wicket cricket pitches plus trolley £5,990
- 4 x Recycling Bins – Student led Eco-Committee £1,607.76
- Sixth Form Ball (summer term) £1,000.00
- U5 Ball - cost for DJ. (summer term) £250.00
- Sixth Form Enrichment and Travel Awards £5,150.00
- The Committee voted to donate a fabulous £16,000 to The Bursary Fund this year
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