Welcome to FOCS!


Hello, and thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about the Friends of Chase Side Primary School (FOCS)

We are a UK registered charity whose purpose is to try to enhance the learning journey of all Chase Side pupils.

We do this through the organisation of numerous events which in turn raise funds that are spent exclusively on additions to the school experience

Family Bingo Night


Saturday 12 November 2016 @ 5.30pm
“Eyes down” @ 6pm
In the Main School Hall
IT’S BACK! All the family is welcome at our brilliant Bingo evening. Admission is £2 per adult and FREE for children. Bingo books are sold on the night for £1 – the more books you buy, the higher your chances of winning. There will be 6 rounds with prizes awarded for a “Line” and a “Full House”. The last round of the night is for a CASH prize. **NEW for this year will be a PICTURE ROUND for younger players. **
You are very welcome to bring your own supper/tea, nibbles and non-alcoholic drinks. Please note that NO ALCOHOL is permitted at this event due to the attendance of children.
There will be the usual BINGO NIGHT RAFFLE with a selection of prizes suited to both the adult and child attendees! We are always thrilled to receive donations for the prizes and raffle – please hand these to the school office, clearly labelled ‘FOCS’.
This is a very popular event. To guarantee your seats in advance, please complete the reply slip below and return it with your payment (cash or cheque) to the FOCS drop box, located on the table outside the school office. Cheques should be made payable to ‘FRIENDS OF CHASE SIDE’, please. Limited tickets may also be available on the door on the night.
Look forward to seeing you there!

Click here for the letter family-bingo-night-nov-2016

Christmas Fayre Board Sponsorship

Dear Parents/Carers,


We are now well under way with making preparations for what we hope will be another fantastic and successful Christmas Fayre, which this year is on Saturday 3 December 2016 from 1-4pm.
We are once again fortunate that Winkworth Enfield Estate Agents have offered to support our event in the form of Board Sponsorship. This means that for every board we can get displayed outside a local property, Winkworth Enfield Estate Agents will give us £10.
The advertising board will be displayed for approximately three weeks prior to the event. It has no “For Sale” or “Sold” notices on, it simply advertises the date and time of the Christmas Fayre with the Winkworth Enfield logo in the middle of the board.
This is a great way of potentially raising a large amount of money for the School at no cost to us and for very little effort. If we can get 30 boards up, we can raise £300 for doing nothing! If you would like to help by displaying a board, please complete the reply slip below and return it to the school office as soon as possible and by Tuesday 1 November 2016 at the latest.
Do you have a relation in the Borough area who would be willing to have a board for us as well? Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated and valued by both the School and your children.
If you would like any further information about this or anything else regarding the Friends of Chase Side, please contact Lynsey Gant, our Chair, on 0771 134 5660 or visit our website: www.focs.me

Click here for the letter : board-sponsorship-christmas-2016


100 Club is back!

The 100 Club is back! A fundraising scheme run by the Friends of Chase Side (FOCS),whereby 100 ‘members’ sign up to enter a monthly draw. You can chose to enter 10
monthly draws for £10 or 5 monthly draws for £5. Half the proceeds raised go directly to FOCS fundraising and the remaining half becomes the Monthly Draw.

Click here for more info and download the letter.


Happy Bags!

Happy Bags will be sent home before half-term to give you chance to have a clear-out over the holidays. Please fill your bag with second-hand clothes, shoes, bed linen, towels, bags and belts and return it on Friday 11 November 2016 by 10am. All the bags will be weighed when the van comes to collect them and FoCS will receive payment for by weight so the more we collect, the more we earn