FoWS About us

To Parents and Carers
Please come and join us at our next meeting which will be held at 19.00 on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at The Thirsty Farmer. We will be discussing fundraising from past, present and future events.
See you then!


Our PTFA organisation is known as FoWS or Friends of Whimple School. All parents of children at the school are automatically members of FOWS as are all school staff . We also invite members from the local community to help us build on the school's excellent relationship with the villagers and village organisations. We meet once or twice a term to plan events and discuss ideas.

Our charity raises funds for the school. We are passionate about the school, all its children, and about the community of Whimple. We fund extra curricular activities and help fund school trips for the children. In the past couple of years we have also helped to buy 18 ipads, home licences educational software, library books, playground markings and a new roof for our key stage one shelter

We like to share the responsibility for organising events over as wide a number of members as possible and at the beginning of the year we allocate events to working parties. If everyone helps a little, everyone can enjoy being involved and attend different events as either organisers, helpers or occasionally with no responsibility, to enable them to enjoy the event with their children. Past events have included, fashion shows, Easter bingo, Easter egg hunt, Barn dances and many more and every year we have a Christmas fayre and are involved with Village Week.

We aim for a balance of fundraising and family fun events and all
money raised goes towards improving the children's experiences in school.


Committee Members and Class Representatives


Our Committee Members for the year 2018/19 are as follows:

  • Chair Person - Alison Large
  • Vice Chair Person - Katie Williams
  • Secretary - Katy Hill
  • Treasurer - Amanda Yendole

Our Class Reps for the year 2018/19 are

  • Elm     - Sara Jones and Carla Whitaker
  • Ash     - Susan Pearce and Amanda Denton
  • Oak     - Kaya Taylor and Ella Sweetland
  • Beech  - Amanda Yendole and Kirsty Sherwood
  • Willow - Katy Hill and Susie Plank