An Introduction to Fo$S

All parents and carers are automatically members of Fo$S, which is the PTA of Sandringham Winter Wonderland 2013School. By becoming an active member of Fo$S you can meet other enthusiastic parents, help to raise funds to enhance the school experience of all of our children and be part of the school community.

You don’t have to commit to help on a regular basis or attend meetings but giving an hour of your time every now and again to help at an event will make a huge difference to the quality of the educational experience of your child and all children at the school. 


Fo$S’ Main Aims

  • To provide well organised and enjoyable fundraising events.
  • To provide a social environment for parents, carers and the wider community to meet.
  • To support school activities to further enhance the reputation of Sandringham School.

We also support school activities such as Open Evenings, Award Ceremonies, New Student and Parents Evenings and also productions in the SandPit with refreshments.

We are always grateful for volunteers to help at these events. If you are able to give an hour or so, once in a while, please email Helen Askew at and she will let you know when these events are scheduled to take place. 


Forthcoming Events and Activities   

Fo$S SocialFo$S Committee Meeting – Tuesday 24th January - 7.15pm – D11

Please come along if you would like to get more involved, or just find out more about Fo$S and meet other parents.  Everyone is welcome.  Room D11 is located up and to the left of the main hal building.


Guess the SongsQuiz Night - Friday 27th January - 7.30pm until late (doors/bar opens at 7.00pm) - Main Hall

Put together a winning team, or join with others on the night, for a fun packed evening including food and a well-stocked bar with draft ale and Prosecco! Tickets will cost £10 (including fish & chip supper or alternative) or £5 for Quiz and non-food tickets.  


Diary of Events 

Please click here to view a PDF listing of our forthcoming events. 


Help on the Day – PTCs

If you could offer your support in serving refreshments at PTCs or at forthcoming events, please email We will add your details to the mailing list and you will be notified of future events. 


Ongoing Fundraising

Fo$S Monthly Prize Draw

Monthly Prize DrawOur Monthly Prize Draw is a great way of easily helping the fundraising committee to raise money for those little extras for our students and also offers the chance to win a cash prize each month. The deadline for new entries is the 24th of each month with the next draw taking place on the 1st of each month. 

One payment of £12 gives you 1 number and membership for a whole year, £24 gives you 2 numbers, £36 gives you 3 numbers etc.  The more entries we have, the bigger the win!  Don't delay get your forms (attached here) into Kate Carpenter/Fo$S Prize Draw via the Red Box, or email Kate at 


Easy FundraisingEasy Fundraising at the click of a button - you can help Fo$S right now!

  1. Sign up to easyfundraising.  Go to Easy Fundraising and get registered or download the App.  It's 100% free!

  2. Hit the shops.  When you shop online, visit easyfundraising first.  Click through to the retailer and shop as normal.  Everything costs exactly the same.

  3. Earn donations.  With every purchase you make you'll raise a donation from the retailer.  Your donations are then transferred to Sandringham School.  Easy fundraising!  


Recent Events and Activities

St Albans Marathon Marshalling - Thank You!

Thanks to all for your support and help on the day.  The event was a great success.  The next half-marathon is Sunday 11 June 2017.  We will be looking for volunteers nearer the time.


Recent Fo$S contributions have funded the following Faculty bids:

  • PE - 2 x Butterfly Outdoor Table Tennis Tables
  • Sixth Form - Table Top Display Board
  • Economics & Business - 1 x Visualiser
  • English - 2 x Visualisers
  • High Starters - Publishing of 150 Books
  • MFL - Online Resource for Student Use 

Post Holders

Chair - Tracy Downing (parent Year 11) 
Vice Chair – Kate Carpenter (parent Year 9 & 10)
Secretary – Marion Clapp (parent Year 10)
Treasurer – Helen Austen (parent Year 9) 

Meeting Minutes