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    Parents Association - FOPPS & FOPS

    Both Pocklington Prep School and Pocklington School have their own Parents Associations with seperate committees and constitutions but with broadly the same aim: to support each school by organising social events and fundraising activities which support the individual school and external charities.

    Events organised by the Friends provide opportunites for parents to meet and get to know each other and other members of the school community.  Parents, guardians, parents of former pupils, grandparents, members of staff, Governors and other people associated with the school are all welcome at any of our fundraisning or social events.

    Friends of Pocklington Prep School - FOPPS

    Our Role

    The Friends of Pocklington Prep School is the school’s parents committee, it is more than just a PTA.

    We support the school by organising a number of social events for both parents and children, and carry out fundraising events throughout the school year.


    Chair: Antonia Cowling
    Secretary: Janette Campbell and Jules Rook
    Treasurer: Karen Spruyt
    Committee Members: Becky Marson
    School Representative: Sarah Cobb

    What we do

    In previous years The Friends have supported the school Christmas Fair, Sports Day, Teddy Bears Picnic and have organised school discos for the children and various social events for parents.

    As a result of the fantastic support and participation of the parents, the fundraising by The Friends has recently provided the school with a climbing wall, piano, sports and playground equipment and a bronze.

    Get Involved

    Joining The Friends gives you the unique opportunity to meet other parents and guardians throughout the school. It is also a network of support.

    There are many ways you can get involved, by attending events, coming to the meetings or just giving an extra hand when able.

    For more information, and to get involved, contact us at

    Friends of Pocklington School - FOPS 

    The Friends of Pocklington School (FOPS) committee is a group of current parents. Our aim is to bring together all the members of our school community, and in the process raise money to support our School, particularly student projects and on occasion, external charities. All parents are members of the Friends Association and as such, are very welcome to join the committee. All our events are open to all Association members and their friends.

    We are always looking for new people to join the committee, to bring fresh ideas or to simply be an extra pair of hands to help with event organising, but understand the pressures of work and family life may prevent members from joining the committee.  However, you can still support us: be it a raffle prize, an offer of free printing for event menus or programmes, advice on marketing an event or simply by coming along to an event with your friends. Please contact Annie Harrison via email: if you can help or would like to join us. All members will be very warmly welcomed.

    During the 2017-18 academic year, FOPS raised over £2400.  This money has been used to support the following School projects:

    Equipment for the Lower School Gardening Club - planting beds, materials and equipment to take part in the Burnby Hall School Gardens' Display

    Five programmable robot buggies to be used in Computing Club and lessons

    A Lecturn for the English Department which will be used by the Debating Society and at other School events

    Resistance bands for use in Strength and Conditioning training, circuit training and PE lessons.

    Members of the Lower School Gardening Club present their garden design at the Burnby Hall School Gardens' Display.

    Pupils enjoy using the programmable robot buggies during the lunchtime Computing Club

    Party at Pock 2016 Flickr album

    2017-2018 Committee

    Acting Chairman: Annie Harrison
    Vice-Chairman: Primrose Barnes
    Treasurer: Susie Brown
    Secretary: Laura Burley
    School Staff Liaison : Leanne Maycock

    The Friends of Pocklington School Annual General Meeting

    Monday 8 October 2018

    The Friends of Pocklington School Committee would like to give a warm welcome to returning families and staff and especially to those of you who are new this term.  We would like to invite you, as a member of our School community, to our AGM which will be held on Monday 8 October 2018, at Pocklington School.  If you would like to be part of the committee, find out more about who we are and what we do or simply show your support, please come along. For more information about FOPS and to register your interest in attending the AGM, please contact Annie Harrison (Acting Chair of FOPS) via email:

    The Constitution of Friends of Pocklington can be downloaded here:

    Friends of Pocklington School Constitution