Everyone who has a child attending Foremarke Hall is a Friend of Foremarke! We have a core Committee which includes a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. We meet once or twice a term to arrange our social and fundraising events, and everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, not just Committee members. We particularly welcome new parents; it’s a great opportunity to meet other parents and to find out more about what we do. We aim to provide a varied social calendar, fundraising events, and run the second-hand uniform ‘Stock Exchange.’
Our social events include Parents’ Breakfasts, Chocolate Bingo, Quiz Night, and our now famous biennial Foremarke Hall Ball. We also run the annual New Parents' Welcome Reception, Christmas Fair, Christmas Mulled Wine and Mince Pies event, school play and music concert interval refreshments, and Sports Days refreshments. Numerous smaller class events are also organised by the Foremarke Form Friends.
Our fundraising activities aim to raise money for equipment that is ‘value added’ rather than essential to the school. Money is also raised for St Saviour’s Church (which serves as chapel for the school) and various nominated charities, including most recently Rainbows Children’s Hospice. School benefits have included gardening projects and equipment, musical instruments and stands, theatre lighting, and comfortable seating for the children in the library.
We publish weekly updates on all our activities in the school's newsletter "The Foremarke Flyer". This is emailed directly to all parents and can also be downloaded from our website from the "News and Events" section.
The ‘Stock Exchange’ is open during term time and school holidays for buying and selling second-hand school uniform. (Foremarke and Repton) This is run by parent volunteers. The portacabin is found next to Lower School. Opening times are advertised in the weekly Foremarke Flyer. Any money raised from sales is split between Friends' projects and St Saviour’s Church.
Please note we welcome all donations of uniform in good clean condition but if you require a 50% refund on your sales then the individual pieces must be labelled with parents' contact details.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 2016-2017
Chair: Dons Coleston-Shields
Vice-Chair: Victoria Smith
Secretary: Anna Maria DiBetta
Treasurer: Laura Leahy
Stock Exchange: Sarah Steele, Laura Leahy