Friends of Chestnuts

Friends of Chestnuts PTA

Welcome to our Section of the Website. Friends of Chestnuts is our school’s PTA, and we organise social events for the children and fundraise for the school. We hope you find everything you need here to learn about the FOC, and that you’ll join us and become actively involved in the life of our school.

All parents and staff of the school are members of the FOC PTA and as ever we welcome your feedback, so please feel free to submit any suggestions, questions or ideas to the FOC any time.

What have the FOC done?

FOC McMillan Cancer Coffee Morning - this is a wonderful event and raises money to support the work of this very worthwhile charity.

School Discos – The kids have a great time dancing to their favourite tunes, whilst raising money for school.

Raffles – some great prizes, with proceeds raising money for the school.

Christmas Cards - PTA arranges for the children to design and produce individual Christmas cards to raise money for funds.

Christmas Fair – some festive fun for all, with which also raises money for funds.

Summer Fair – summer fun for everyone, with lots of stalls & games, which raises funds for FOC to support various school projects.

Year 6 Posh Party – a chance to spoil our Year 6s at the end of their time at Chestnuts with a fancy party in their honour!

Annual Easter Bonnet and Egg decorating competitions – a chance to win Easter themed prizes.

Pre-Loved Uniform Sales – selling on good quality second hand uniform to raise funds for the school.

For further information please keep updated via the FOC Facebook page.

FOC Committee


Nicola Stynes

Vice Chair

Karen Jenkins-Welch


Kate Gower


Sian Patten

     Other committee members                                          Teaching representative

Amy Goodwin – Donations Co-ordinator                                      Miss Becky Skillings

FOC meetings

We aim to meet once a month, to discuss and plan forthcoming events. Details for the meetings are announced on our FOC Facebook page. All meetings are held at school, unless otherwise stated.

Can’t make the meeting? Simply fill in a PTA leaflet from the school office and leave us your contact details. We can send you the minuets from the meetings.

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in the Autumn term.

Everyone is welcome to these meetings, and they can be a great way to get more involved in school life.

Joining the FOC

Come and join us!  Whether it’s planning events, sourcing tombola prizes, helping out at the discos or setting up the school fairs, there’s something for you to do in FOC!

There’s a few different ways to join in:

1.      Fill in the FOC Joining form which can be found in the school office at reception; this will help us to add you to our Facebook page* so we can share the latest FOC updates including information about forthcoming meetings & school events.

2.      For those hoping to come and help out with events at school as a School (FOC) Volunteer, you will also need to undertake a routine DBS check, which can be arranged with Mrs Nixon via reception. This is done free of charge.

3.      To contact a member of the FOC, you can email them at

4.      You can talk to any of the FOC team in the playground any time to chat about being involved – and we look forward to seeing you soon!

*The FOC Facebook page is a secure page which you can only join by being invited by another member, and approved by one of the FOC Admins.