FOGLS – Our PTA2018-11-19T08:54:40+00:00

Welcome to FOGLS

Great Leighs Primary School has an active parent/teacher association.  As a parent you automatically become a member of FOGLS when your child joins the school and you are always welcome at our regular meetings held once a month on a Wednesday evening.

We organise some highly successful events including coffee mornings, discos, an Easter Fun Run and our annual Summer Fete and Christmas bazaar.  We aim to provide fun for the children and increase the sense of community whilst raising valuable funds for the school.

FOGLS have helped fund many projects around the school over the years and with current cuts to education budgets the fundraising role of the parents association is even more vital.  Since September last year we have given £9,414.58 to the school.

Please see our calendar of events which is updated regularly.  We cannot run these events without the help of parents but together we can make a difference to our children’s school.

If you have any ideas or are able to help us out in any way please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Click here for some easy fundraising ideas.

Easy ways to raise funds, without costing you any more!


Every purchase you make will earn a donation to the school from the retailers, so IT DOESN’T COST YOU ANY MONEY!  How?

  1. Click on the easyfundraising link above
  2. Click ‘Support a good cause’
  3. Search for ‘Friends of Great Leighs School’
  4. Click ‘Support this cause’
  5. Now create an account by entering some details
  6. Gift aid: Say yes or no?
  7. Say yes to the donation reminder, this will help you not to forget when shopping online
  8. You are now a member and will help raise funds every time you shop.

The more members we have that shop using this site, the more money that is raised for Great Leighs Primary School.  Using this website does not effect the price you pay, it simply donates a percentage of the money you spend to the school.

SHOP with over 2,700 retailers including Amazon, EBAY, Sainsbury’s, Boots, M&S, Tesco, Debenhams and John Lewis.

Why not print the instructions to keep handy or to give to friends and relatives?

Every search you make will earn a donation to the school, so IT DOESN’T COST YOU ANY MONEY!  Just as little as 10 searches a day could earn £20 a year for the school.  How?

  1. Click on the easysearch link above
  2. Enter ‘Friends of Great Leighs School’ as the cause name
  3. Click ‘Search’
  4. Set as your homepage

This website offers a huge selection of customisable, competitively priced labels for a wide range of uses including bottles,  uniform and sports equipment to name but a few.  When you place an order online, please ensure you choose Great Leighs Primary School in the ‘Fundraising Group’ Section, then a percentage of all sales is allocated to FOGLS.

What do I need to do?

  1. Log onto the website (click here)
  2. Choose your labels
  3. Add them to your basket
  4. Proceed to checkout
  5. Below the delivery address is a section to select fundraising group, indicated by the blue arrow below. Type the letter G in the first letter box and choose Great Leighs Primary in the second box
  6. Complete the rest of the checkout process
  7. MONEY RAISED! Thank you.

Bags2School collect good quality second hand adults’ and children’s clothing, sheets, blankets, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags. All items collected are for RE-USE.

FOGLS receives payment for all items that can be used.  Collections are usually in April and October and are made from the school grounds.

There are recycling facilities in the school for ink cartridges (but unfortunately not Epson), jewellery and mobile phones.  Please bring your items to the office or give to a member of FOGLS.

Many companies offer match funding to current or retired employees.  This can be for certain events or part of an event, it can also be up to a certain amount.

If your current or past employer offers this type of charitable donation, please email your details, your employer’s details and any information on their terms to foglspta@gmail.com, for the attention of Mrs. Sam Topham.

Christmas Bazaar and Summer Fete

At both our Christmas Bazaar and Summer Fete, stalls are available at a small cost.

If you would like to be on our mailing list for future events, please email your details to foglspta@gmail.com.

An exciting new way to raise funds without costing you any more money – in fact, it will cost you less!!
Brick House Farm Produce, based in Felsted, will give you 5% discount off the web price and will donate 10% of the value of your order to FOGLS.
They produce free range, rare breed, high welfare pork and lamb, have a range of high quality, home made Extra Jams, Extra Jelly Jams, Chutneys, Sauces and Fruit Elixirs.
Visit them at:  www.bh-farm.co.uk.

FOGLS Gym Club

Our Gymnastic Club is run by FOGLS for the pupils of Great Leighs Primary School. Classes are taken by our British Gymnastics qualified coach, Mrs. Donna Williams, and last for 30 minutes. They are held in the school hall on a Thursday, times vary according to the level your child is at.
All levels are catered for, from beginners to more advanced, and children are awarded certificates on their achievement of each level.
Any profits raised from the club are added to the FOGLS fund to help support various projects for the school.
Places are limited and classes can book up quickly, so if you are interested, or simply require additional information, please contact Nina Topham by email at foglspta@gmail.com.

FOGLS Gymnastic club paperwork can be found here:

Meet the Team


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  • Samantha Topham – Chairperson
  • Diana Parker – Treasurer
  • Sarah Breen – Secretary
  • Pam Harmer – Quarter Master
  • Nina Topham – Gym Club Coordinator
  • Emma Chaplin – Outside Stall Co-Ordinator
  • Mahala Trodd – Committee Member
  • Julie Klyen – Committee Member
  • Sarah Kitchin – Committee Member
  • Jo McIntosh – Committee Member
  • Suzanne Cushion – Committee Member
  • Sam Nicholls – Committee Member
  • Tasha Hendry – Committee Member