Friends of Sopley School

Friends Of Sopley PrimaryThis page aims to let you know what we, as a registered charity, do. You will find pictures below of the Sopley School Fete which is the biggest fundraising event we organise.

We have fun, make friends, organise events for parents and the children, forge links with the local community and raise money for the children of Sopley School’s benefit.  New committee members are always welcome.  If you feel that you would like to get involved do please have a chat with anyone at school to point you in the direction of any one of us.

Here is a list of some of the events that will be taking place this year, many of which are annual fixtures:


  • New parents coffee morning which is a get-together in the school hall with home-made cakes, a cup of coffee (or tea!) and a chat for all those wanting to get to know other parents and meet the Head of School.  We have a play mat for your younger children as they are, of course, welcome to come along too.
  • Individual Portrait Photos.


  • Skittles and supper night for the children in the village hall.
  • Movie Night for the children.

FSS Skittles and Supper night


  • Parents Night Out.


  • Children’s Christmas Shopping.
  • Candlelight Singers Christmas Concert.
  • Children’s Christmas Art Activity.


  • Movie Night for the children.









  • School Disco.


  • Children’s Easter Art Activity.
  • Easter Fair.

Easter Treasure Hunt


  • Movie Night for the children.


  • Sports Days – we help with teas and cakes at the Infants Inter Schools Sports Day where local schools compete at Sopley and again in July at the school’s own Sports Day where the Houses of Avon, Mude and Stour battle it out on the track!  All parents, carers, grandparents and friends are welcome to come along and watch.
  • Summer Fete Day, is by far our biggest event which started back in 1976 and is attended by 100’s of people from the surrounding parishes.  In the evening there is a BBQ and disco, again a popular local fixture for parents and many people from the wider community.

The meetings to discuss “What needs doing next?” and “Wasn’t that last event great!” or “How can we do something different/better next time?” are held half termly at the school at 7.30pm with minutes then posted on the notice-board outside.  Everyone, and we mean everyone, is welcome to come along, listen and join in the chats we have – all who do have a better understanding of what goes on in school so feel more involved in school life.