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 £5000 through grants and fundraising for the school.  Events include school discos, raffles, chocolate bingo, family quiz evenings and a cheese & wine evenings. 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 school concert
  • Provide school attendance voucher prizes
  • Support the development of the sensory garden area
  • Complete the Sandwell Audit for whole school well-being
  • 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.

We need parents and friends of the school to volunteer when we run events 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.  We will advertise our next meeting via Mr Walker’s emails home.

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 children’s 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 fokescommittee@gmail.com.

The FOKES Committee:

Chair: Nikki Upton
Treasurer: Anthony Mills
Events Organiser: Claire Haselwood