Friends of King Edward VI School

A welcome from FOKES

King Edward VI School has a long, proud history and an excellent tradition of academic achievement and personal development. Our school’s PTA: FOKES came into existence in 2017 and has to date raised in excess of £2,556 for the school.  Events include school discos, raffles, chocolate bingo, family quiz evening and a cheese & wine evening. In addition to this FOKES operates the 200 club a monthly draw with cash prizes which everyone can enter for £1 a month.

The funds have been used to:

  • Support the 2019 school concert
  • Provide school attendance vouchers
  • Support the development of the sensory garden area
  • Provide Numicon shapes to the maths department
  • Purchase class sets of calculators.

The committee works hard to make a positive impact on the school community and we also help out at school events, as well as make decisions regarding fundraising activities and potential beneficiaries within the school.

And so here we are, proudly supporting the Performing Arts department for the second year, as they stage ‘We Will Rock You’.  We trust you will enjoy the performance tonight and hope that you can spare the time to support school events and fundraisers.  We need parents and friends of the school to volunteer to make these occasions extra special. Please keep an eye, therefore, on your emails, and on the school’s Facebook/Twitter pages and website for communications from FOKES.  Our next meeting is at 7pm on 27 January 2020 you are very welcome to come and see what we are doing to support your child(ren).

Finally, we ask you to remind yourself why you and your child(ren) chose King Edward VI School. There will be many different reasons, but we believe you will have wished for a school that provides a safe and welcoming environment in which students can learn, thrive and become aspirational and inspirational members of our community. It is the ambition of FOKES to help support this wish by providing funds for education and facilities and, as such, enhance our childrens’ time at King Edward VI School.

If you would like to join FOKES, attend our meetings or can offer any help or skills or services, then please contact

Forthcoming dates for your diary:


Date: 27 January 2020, 7pm

What’s on: FOKES meeting

Where: At school

RSVP Yes/No:


Date: 7 February 2020

What’s on: Cheese & Wine Evening

Where: At school

RSVP Yes/No: Yes look out for notices on FB/emails home. Booking essential.


Date: Week Commencing: 24 – 28 February 2020

What’s on: Year 7 Disco

Where: At school

RSVP Yes/No: No. Look out for emails home.


Date: 1 April 2020

What’s on: Chocolate Bingo

Where: At school

RSVP Yes/No: Yes look out for notices on FB/emails home. Booking essential.