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 - Autumn 2018
Thursday 4th October at 8.00pm Main House - FSA Parents Welcome Evening, for all parents. This is a lovely evening with Sixth Form FSA Travel Award recipients giving presentations and various other speakers. Drinks and nibbles prepared by our friends at Sodexo.
Monday 15th October at 7.45pm Main House - FSA Committee Meeting
Wednesday 7th November at 6.30pm Main House - FSA Fireworks Evening. This is definitely a date to put in your calendar. Each year over 1200 children and family members attend our Fireworks evening and each year it gets better and better! Entry tickets and food tickets will be going on sale via the school website in early October.
Tuesday 13th November at 7.45pm Main House - FSA Committee Meeting
Friday 16th November - FSA Christmas Mufti Day This is a day where children get to wear a Christmas jumper in exchange for a donation to either our bottle and chocolate tombolas for the Christmas Fair.
Friday 23rd November - FSA House Mufti Day For this mufti day children wear something in their house colour in exchange for bringing something in which is in their house colour (blue/red/green items such as bath products, small gifts, chocolates etc...) These items are then sold on the House stalls at the Fair.
Saturday 1st December - FSA Christmas Fair 11am - 2pm Sports Hall Please mark your calendars for this! Last year we raised £10,500 which went directly back to our children through Teacher Grants in January.
Second Hand Uniform Shop Opening Times:
Friday 12th October 2018 7:45am-9am and 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday 15th November 2018 7:45am-9am and 3:30pm-4:30pm
Our events have enabled us to raise funds which ultimately benefit all children at Freemen’s. In 2017 - 2018 we were fortunate enough to be able to fund:
- Flag and pop-up canopy for the Sports Department;
- Gig Stands for the Music Department;
- A Pool Table which turns into a study table for the Boarding House;
- Colourful Outdoor Picnic Benches and a Buddy Bench for the Junior School;
- Vertical wall mounted Xylophone;
- An Outdoor Table Tennis Table and accessories for the Junior School;
- 60 x Yoga mats to be used throughout the school through the Wellbeing Programme;
- A fabulous RoBox 3D Printer;
- Go Pak Folding Tables to help expand our growing Christmas Fair which is our biggest fundraiser of the year raising £10,500 in 2017!
- 4 x Water Polo Goals for our new pool;
- 8 x £500 Sixth Form Enrichment and Travel Awards.
We have also been able to support the school and pupils by again covering the cost for the Upper 3 children to participate in the Shakespeare Festival in 2018. The FSA has also contributed £1,000 towards the cost of the Sixth Form Leavers Ball.
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