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

THANK YOU: Summer Fayre generates £6000



A big thank you to all of you who turned up to help, bake, fold, run a stall, or came along to support the event.

It was a real success, the weather didn’t let us down and there was a good vibe to the whole event. In case you’ve not heard we raised a whopping £6001 for the school – pat yourselves on the back!!!


Summer Fayre Poster Competition

Congratulations to Greta (Seacole) and Ruby (Attenborough) who are this years winners of the Summer Fayre Poster Competition!
Thank you to all the children that took part.  Look out for your posters in shop windows near the school!

Greta Fusco
Ruby Warner


Rainbow Day – 21st June


A “Rainbow” Non-Uniform Day ~ Tuesday 21st June 2015

On Tuesday 21st June, the Friends of Chase Side will be holding their “Rainbow” Non-Uniform Day where children can attend school in their own brightly coloured clothes. In return for this, the children are asked to bring in a donation for the forthcoming Summer Fayre, which is being held on Saturday 2nd July from 1pm to 4pm. Please refer to the list below to see how you can help. We do require NEW items only please! Nursery, Reception and year 3 Items for Cupbola stall (e.g. small party bag toys and pocket money toys etc, bags of wrapped sweets/lollies.)

Year 1, Year 2 and Year 4 Gifts for Hook A Bag (e.g. NEW soft toys, stationery, sticker books, small cars, action figures, pens, pencils, hair accessories etc.) Years 5 and 6 Prizes/Gifts for children’s tombola – bottles of toiletries (for example: bubble bath/shower gel), books, games, picture frames, stationery. We also appreciate donations of alcohol for our drinks hamper – please take these directly to the office. HELP ON THE DAY – We need lots of help to run the Summer Fayre. Any amount of time you can spare would be greatly appreciated and will ensure we can make the Fayre as much fun as possible for the children.

If you can spare some time, please let us know in any of the following ways; complete the form on the bottom of this letter, contact us via our website www.focs.me, grab any of the committee members in the playground, leave a note for us in the dropbox if you lose the slip (it happens!), wear a flashing banner saying ‘I would love to help!’ You get the idea… lovely parents of Chase Side – we need you!

Rainbow day summer 2016 letter