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Friends of Bishop Monkton School

Welcome to the Friends of Bishop Monkton School section of our website.

All parents belong to Friends of Bishop Monkton School. Through this organisation, parents actively support the school by raising money to provide facilities and equipment which enhance the children's education and also staging social events for families to enjoy.


Welcome to FOBMS! (Friends of Bishop Monkton School)


What is FOBMS

FOBMS is a PTA organisation which aims to enhance the experience of all children at Bishop Monkton Primary School. We do this by:

  • Fostering a strong sense of community
  • Raising money to provide much needed facilities and equipment
  • Organising social events for families to meet, build relationships and have fun!


As a parent, guardian or carer of a child at the school, you automatically become a member of FOBMS.

The PTA Raises most of its funds through running events, direct donations from parents and carers and donations from easyfundraising, a charity cashback website which generates donations when you use it to do your shopping online.


Our regular fundraising events include Christmas fair, tuckshops, summer stalls and Beck Busters, a 10k race and 2k fun run for children which over the past six years has raised £30,000.


We're always keen for feedback, suggestions and fresh ideas.


All the money we raise goes towards improving the educational experience of the pupils at Bishop Monkton school.


Meet your new committee


Victoria Porter, mum to Florence in Year 4


Vice- Chair 

Molly Hawkes, mum to Teddy Year 4, Harry Year 3 and Otto in Nursery


Jessica Connolly, mum to William Year 2, Isabelle in Reception

Secretary – Idea creator, keeping progress in check, monitoring and scheduling, 

Alexa Van Pagh Rodney, Mum to Archie year 1 and Arabella nursery.

Treasurer – 

Ruth Alcock, Mum to Daniel in Year 4 and Thomas in Year 2

What happens to the money we raise?

In 2024 money raised by FOBMS was spent on the following:

  • £10,486 for playground equipment (including repair and extension of the climbing wall, installation of a Timber Tangle, seating and shelter around the stahe and some playground markings)
  • £8,000 for upgrading Robins outdoor area and improving access to the forest school.
  • £1,050 mental health workshop, dishwasher for Wrens, musical equipment and Owls production costs.

Other items bought recently also include the Little Wandle reading books and new Laptops and tablets.

Thank you so much for your support! Without donations from parents, the school would not have been able to buy this equipment.


Get Involved

There are lost of ways to involved with FOBMS. Ideas for new events or projects to support the school are always welcome. You can also:

  • Volunteer to be a member of the FOBMS Committee or the Beckbusters sub committee
  • Donate your time - volunteers to help at events such as the Christmas Fair or the Summer Stalls.
  • Donate items to the tombola, raffles or to pre loved sales
  • Support our events by coming along and telling other people about them
  • Sign up to easyfundraising Easyfundraising offers an easy way to raise funds when you shop online. Select FOBMS as a cause you want to support and you will generate donations every time you shop. Signing up to the app takes just a few minutes. If you'd like help learning how to set it up, let us know.
  • Find out if your employer offers Match Funding. Some companies will boost employees' fundraising efforts by matching any money that you raise.


Keep up to date

Stay up to date with upcoming events by following our facebook page. You'll also find out news and opportunities for how to get involved in the weekly school newsletter and here on the website.


If you'd like to find out more about FOBMS or you have a question, chat to a member of the committee or send us an email -   


Upcoming Events


2nd Hand Uniform Sale3rd May 2024
Pre Loved Sale18th May 2024
Sweet Shop24th May 2024
Sweet Shop28th June 2024
Summer Stalls11th July 2024
FOBMS end of term treat19th July 2024
Welcome to the school3rd September 2024
Beckbusters Race29th September 2024
Auction of Promises

5th October 2024 

(not a full FOBMS event but supported by)




The FOBMS team

Take me to the FOBMS facebook page




A BIG thank you to FOBMS for our new outdoor area in Robins.

What a transformation to our outdoor learning. We have opened up the space by removing the old fence. We have a new climbing wall to improve our gross motor skills, balance poles to increase our core strength. We have a lovely raised house, which has already been used as a castle, a space rocket and a nice cosy quiet reading space! We have a huge mud kitchen, covered sandpit and a water wall. The quality of our learning and the potential to extend the children's knowledge and curiosity is endless. Thank you so much FOBMS from Mrs West and all the Robins children.

Friends of Bishop Monkton School Contact Form

We would be delighted for you to join FOBMS and would love to hear of any great fundraising ideas you may have. So that we can keep you informed of events and meetings please could you provide the following information. Name of Parent and Child/ren, Class, Mobile Number. By completing this form you are consenting for this information to be shared with other members of Friends of Bishop Monkton School.