FOSA

We’re holding another one of our popular second hand uniform stalls this time combined with a FOSA Christmas social on Thursday December 8th between 6.00 and 7.00pm in the school library.
Come along and grab yourself a bargain and have a seasonal drink and mince pie while you browse.

If you have any school uniform you no longer need and can donate it to the sale, please bring it into reception in a bag marked ‘Second Hand Uniform/FOSA’. It is really important to label the bags so they don’t get mixed up with Rags to Riches donations! Particularly popular are all the house uniform – jumpers, pe shirts, ties as well as trousers, skirts, shirts and pe kit.

Our next FOSA meeting will be Wednesday 11th January 2023 6.30-7.30pm in the library.

In the meantime, if you want to find out more, have any questions, comments or suggestions about FOSA, please email us on osafriends@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you.

Friends of Oxford Spires Academy, known as FOSA, is an active parents and friends association who organise activities, provide catering for school events and fundraise for additional equipment to enhance pupils’ school experience. We also act as a link between school and parents with either the Principal or Chair of Governors attending meetings. Recent sessions have covered school finances, uniform, coping with challenging behaviour, catering, and more. As well as school officials, we can offer a pool of collective experience and there will always be time at meetings to ask questions and discuss issues. We run special events to be social and to fundraise. For example, to welcome parents of Year 7 pupils, a Christmas social, Quiz & Curry nights, etc.

 

Fundraising

In recent years we funded three outdoor table tennis tables, plus bats and balls, which are very well used by pupils and staff alike. We have also brought mirrors for the dance studio. We have a number of requests for funding coming in each year and are working with the school on prioritising these and also ensuring pupils have a say in what is bought for them.

One of the main ways we raise funds is through selling refreshments at events such as open evening/morning in October, House Drama competition in November and the pantomime performance in December. Volunteers are always welcome! Events are discussed at meetings and rotas organised via the mailing list (email osafriends@gmail.com to join).

Whether you are a new or returning parent, we hope you’ll find the FOSA (Friends of Oxford Spires Academy) events and meetings useful, interesting and friendly.

People are not automatically signed up to the FOSA mailing list when their child starts school so please pass this message and invitation to any one you think may be interested, in any year. They can join the mailing list by emailing osafriends@gmail.com but you do not need to be on the mailing list to come to any of our meetings or events. All are welcome!

 

Meetings

Meetings are listed on the school home page but we encourage you to join our mailing list  to find out more about what we do, receive minutes of meetings, hear about plans and opportunities.

 

Committee

The committee for 2022/23 is:

Co-Chairs: Julia Tilford and Anna Bryant

Secretary: Dai Griffiths

Treasurer: Kelly Jones

Member of Committee: Andy Roe

If you would like to get involved, we’d love to see you! All parents and carers are automatically members and it’s free so join our mailing list, volunteer to help out an event and come along to our meetings.

Please email osafriends@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about FOSA.

If you wish to be added to the FOSA mailing list please email osafriends@gmail.com

If you are not able to attend FOSA events, but would like to help fundraise for the school, you can donate via our bank account at any time:
Account Number 53086453, sort code 20-65-21