Friends of Mellor Information
Welcome to Friends of Mellor Primary!
Friends of Mellor Primary School (FoM) is our Parent Teacher Association and an integral part of the school. We aim to foster a strong sense of friendship and belonging within the school community.
FoM is also a registered charity and has raised over £30,000 over the last five years alone. The extra funds raised make a huge difference to the school and our children.
How can I get involved?
All families with a child enrolled at the school are automatically members of FoM. We organise a variety of social events and fundraisers throughout the year.
You can also see upcoming events on the noticeboard at the top of the path into school.
The parents of each year group are asked to organise a couple of FoM events each year. This is a great way to get to know other parents better, and gives everyone the chance to contribute. Tips and guidance will be provided if needed and there is always room for new ideas and creativity!
We are a friendly, sociable group and welcome new people and ideas. There are plenty of ways to get involved, even if you can’t commit time on a regular basis.
Where can I find out more?
Join in the discussion on Classlist where you can connect with other parents in your year group and the wider school community. We’d love you to join us at the next FoM meeting (see Classlist for details).
If you’d like to get more actively involved in FoM, please have a chat with your Class Rep or anyone on the committee – you can see who they are through the Classlist app or website https://classlist.com/ and message them directly. More information on Classlist can be found here Classlist guide.
Come and be part of a great association – you already are!
What do we do with all the money that you help us raise?? Over the last few years the money raised by events organised by the Friends of Mellor and the commitment of parents to them provided:
- a new projector for the school hall
- junior lockers
- 34 new laptops, for use by the whole school
- a managed wireless system, which will enable the efficient use of the school’s laptop technology anywhere within the building so that that ICT will become an integral part of the children’s lessons
- new hall blackout blinds to provide a better environment for school productions and presentations
- new furnishings for Early Years extension
- development of the school website and
- the outdoor amphitheatre
So, these additional funds really do make a difference to the school that is tangible and immediate and they are increasingly vital as constraints on school budgets increase.