FOLS is the Friends Association here at Longstone School. This might include parents, teachers, grandparents and members of the community. We raise funds by organising regular events, both in and out of school. The monies raised from these events are used to fund activities, equipment and special experiences, to support and enhance the learning of your children. Please come along to our next meeting or one of our upcoming events listed below. We'd love to see you there!
Social Events For Children And Families
Children love getting together out of school hours, so we plan a range of events during the year including a Summer Sizzle, Easter egg hunts and Activities, Quiz Nights, Winter Disco and Christmas Bazaar to name but a few.
The school is always under pressure to provide an ever widening range of extra curricular activities and there is a constant need to enrich the resources available to all children. Over time, FOLS has raised funds towards new outdoor play equipment, new IT equipment, a new kitchen, the school hall, a greenhouse and many more class-based resources such as books, maths games, wet play activities and sports equipment.
We also support the school in contributing towards theatre, poetry and design workshops as well as trips to visit galleries or museums. As a Voluntary Aided Church School, the school community has to fund 10% of large building projects - in 2015 we finished raising £34,000 towards the redevelopment of the school building. Something we are very proud of and grateful to everyone who has supported this.
Please see below for some of our upcoming and recent events.
Village Sizzle 2019
Thank you for joining us at this year's Summer Sizzle and supporting our last big fundraising event of the year.
It was wonderful to see so many of you enjoying the bouncy castle, photo booth, BBQ and bar. And it was very exciting having pony rides and a real digger to play on this year!
Thank you also to everyone who bought raffle tickets and helped on the night. We couldn't have done it without you! We raised a fantastic £1,860.57!!
GO THE DISTANCE - May 2018
Thank you to all of you who participated in GO THE DISTANCE! So many of you got moving to raise money for FOLS - with swimming, cycling, running, kayaking, sailing, and even cartwheeling! We raised a fantastic £281.
And a massive congratulations to these winners of the Hassop Cafe vouchers. Spend it wisely boys 😉
Winter Quiz & Supper - February 2018
Thank you to everyone that attended and bought raffle tickets for our rearranged Quiz & Supper Evening on 12th February. It was a really fun evening and we raised a fantastic £637 on the night!
Special thanks to our wonderful quiz master Paul and the team at The Royal Oak for hosting and to Holdsworths for generously donating our delicious supper.
Congratulations to the well deserving winning team 'Gossip Queens'!
Winter Disco 2018
The school hall was the place to be on Friday 8th February, as it was transformed (with the help of lots of flashing lights!) into our popular Winter Disco. The children had a fabulous time showing off their impressive dance moves, as they danced along to their favourite songs with their friends. It was wonderful to see them all having so much fun!
Thank you to everyone that supported this event and for helping FOLS to raise over £500 on the night!
Christmas Bazaar 2018
Thank you so much to everyone for all their support and help at the FOLS Christmas Bazaar this year. As a result of your donations and support on the night, we made a fantastic £1,433. We hope you all enjoyed it!
Table Top Sale - November 2018
Thank you so much to everyone for organising, selling, buying and helping out at the table top sale. There was a fantastic turn out on the day and your help was very much appreciated, as always!
We hope it was a success for everyone and you managed to find a few bargains.
We Need You
It is always an exciting time to be involved in FOLS and everyone is welcome to come along to our meetings and get involved as much or as little as they can. Why not have a look at the document below to get an idea about what being a committee member or class representative involves. One thing that it most definitely is, is rewarding.
Leaf 4 Life
Would you like to create a lasting memory of your child's time at Longstone CofE School? Why not purchase a leaf to add to our Leaf for Life tree!
Please click below to view, download and print a Leaf 4 Life form and hand the completed form to one of the FOLS team.
Please don't forget FOLS when doing your online shopping!
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - you could be raising a free donation for FOLS?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to FOLS to say thank you for shopping with them.
All you have to do is:
1. Go to
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping - your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Friends of Longstone School. It couldn't be easier!
There are no catches or hidden charges and FOLS would be really grateful for your donations!
Why not take a look at our Facebook page using the link below?
Cake Days 2019
All cakes are 50p!
5th April - Donaldson
17th May - Pre-school
20th June - Sports Day
FOLS Meeting Minutes