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Welcome to the FOGOS homepage!

FOGOS is Great Ouseburn School’s parent teacher association. We are a committee of volunteers who, with staff, parents’ and wider community support, organise the events throughout the year to raise essential funds for school equipment, educational trips and learning resources.

In 2016-17, thanks to everyone’s generosity FOGOS events raised £8000, a fantastic result. The Committee gave the school donations for:

  • School trip transport
  • The Den decoration and new furniture
  • Year 3&4 classroom refurbishment
  • EYFS learning resources
  • Year 6 presents and party
  • The Village Hall and playing fields for sports
  • The artificial grass playground

We were delighted to be able to contribute to the laying of the artificial grass along with funding from Councillor Paraskos’ locality budget, generous donations from parents and additional school sport premium. The next phase of playground development is to transform the currently underused area behind the Year 5/6 classroom. We asked the children what they'd like and they've asked for an outdoors classroom with sensory garden that will attract wildlife.

The really exciting news is that we have been selected as one of three local causes to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund for the next phase of the outside area development.

Here’s what you need to know…

If you're not already, please sign up to be a Co-op Member for a £1 at www.coop.co.uk/membership or visit the local store at Skipbridge and select Friends of Great Ouseburn School as your local cause (online it will come up as one of three when you add your postcode). Then please tell all your friends and family to do the same! They can choose FOGOS as their cause.

Every time members shop at Co-op on branded goods and every time a carrier bag is bought a % goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund which is then equally shared between us and the two other local charities. So as well as becoming a member please consider doing the odd shop there if you're passing!! Thank you so much.

Events Calendar 18

Family Beetle Drive  - Friday 23 February, 6pm Village Hall

Basically, bingo with beetles! A simple and fun family night out where we'll lay on some light bites and a bar and you roll the dice to build your beetle. All will be clear on the evening if you're unsure. Tickets are on sale from the school and the shop. Tickets are: £5 for adults and £2.50 for children including a light buffet.

Casino Night - Friday 23 March, 7.30pm Village Hall

Following the success of last year’s race night we've gone all out and booked a company to come in and run a casino - blackjack, roulette and wheel of fortune. There'll be a cash bar and an evening meal and prizes for the lucky ones. Tickets are on sale from the school and the shop. You can book a table of 8: Tickets are: £15 per person including an evening meal.

Great Ouseburn Spring Festival, Sunday 29 April 11am – 5pm

The annual village event with open gardens, cafés, craft fair, plant stall, Morgan car display and this year with a petting zoo at the school. Many groups are involved and the school is just one of the beneficiaries.



We’re currently raising about £200 a year via easyfundraising.org.uk and you can collect free donations for FOGOS every time you buy anything online at no extra cost to you.

With over 3,100 shops and sites on board including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Virgin Trains and Aviva, you can get donations on everything from your weekly shop to your annual holiday.

It's really simple, all you have to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2T9KKI/and join for free

2. Every time you want to shop go to easyfundraising, find the site you want and start shopping

3. When you check out FOGOS gets a donation for no extra cost whatsoever

The shops and sites give easyfundraising a percentage of what you spend and they turn that into a donation, it’s that easy. There’s no catch or hidden charges and we’ll be really grateful for your donations. Please register and start easyfundraising today!


FOGOS Committee

Chair: Kat Nellist

Vice Chair: Paul Jones

Treasurer: Paula Mitchell

Secretary: Esther Delaney

Members:  Janine Cunliffe, Amanda Morgan, Donna Voakes and Stacey Sizer

If you can help in any way, have any ideas or any feedback, do get in contact via fogos.info@gmail.com. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

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