Welcome to FOSS, the Friends of St Stephen’s!
Every St Stephen’s parent is a member of FOSS, and together we volunteer our time and resources to raise money so every child at St Stephen’s gets the chance to shine. Whether that’s providing a full-time sports teacher, Spanish, science and music specialists, or funding a school counsellor, every pound you raise makes a huge difference.
Our busy social calendar has something for everyone, from movie nights and cake sales for the kids, to cabaret, quiz and auction nights for the parents. We are at the heart of the school community and there’s lots of ways you can get involved.
Please have a look at the FAQs for more information, events calendar and contact details – we look forward to seeing you all at the next event!
St Stephen’s serves one of the UK’s most culturally, socially and economically diverse communities. The sustained success of a local state primary school like St Stephen’s depends on inspiring teachers, active parents, carers, grandparents and its local church and community.
If you are a St Stephen’s parent please get in touch to volunteer your valuable time and skills. There are lots of events that need your help and many hands make light work!
Local Business Support:
If you are a local business, your financial support and involvement is hugely appreciated and vital to sustaining our school’s success. Please continue to partner with us to support ensure hundreds of local children continue to enjoy the best possible start to life.
Thursday 13th February Cabaret
Thursday 27th February Country Cultures
Wednesday 18th March Grandparents’ Day
Thursday 7th May Auction Night
Saturday 20th June Summer Fair
7th-9th July Summer Production
If you wish to make charitable donation to FOSS via Just Giving please click here https://www.justgiving.com/ststephensw12
FOSS St Stephen’s School Shepherd’s Bush registered charity number 1099789
The money FOSS raises from its parent and local community networks each year helps the school budget go further. This gives all St Stephen’s pupils the best possible start in life and ensures they leave us well-educated, confident and inspired.
FOSS fundraising aims to help broaden early opportunities for St Stephen’s children to equip them for future success, fire their imagination, inspire lifelong passions and interests, and even spark future careers.
FOSS funding and corporate donations pay for opportunities and experiences that would be hard to fund from our local authority budget alone especially as we have become a two-class entry school and have doubled our pupil numbers since 2007.
Here are just some of the things FOSS fundraising enables St Stephen’s to offer:
Money raised by FOSS is donated to the school. Every term FOSS meets with class representatives and the headmaster to discuss and suggest new fundraising initiatives and targets and spending plans to benefit of all St Stephen’s children.