FOWS

Wheelock Primary School

Crewe Road, Wheelock, Sandbach Cheshire, CW11 4PY

Reg. Charity No. 1073037

Labelling clothes and belongings

We are now registered with three companies who provide name labels for clothing, etc. The school will get commission on any purchases. If you’re buying from any of these companies please use the codes below.

www.easy2name.com (registered under Friends of Wheelock School)
www.stamptastic.co.uk (use the code CW114PY)
https://www.stikins.co.uk/ (use the code 25126)

Welcome to the Friends of Wheelock Primary School (FOWS)

Who are the FOWS?

We are a group of parents who meet once a month to organise fundraising and community events for the pupils, friends and family of our school.

Who can join?

Anyone! We are always looking for new members to bring along new ideas. You don’t have to attend every single meeting or even help at every event. Any help you can give, no matter how small is greatly appreciated. Don’t worry about not knowing anyone, we are a friendly bunch and make everyone very welcome!

What do we do?

We organise many community events throughout the school calendar in order to raise much needed and valuable funds for Wheelock Primary School. Events held or planned for the current school year include the following.

  • School disco – a much looked forward to event by the children

  • Book fairs – the school receives a commission on book sold at the book fair which they can spend on books of their choice

  • Chocolate Bingo – A fun family event

  • Christmas Merrie Market – A fabulous event for our Christmas calendar where all the children get involved through class stalls

  • Summer Fair – Our annual BBQ event when hopefully the weather is kind to us and a highlight to the summer calendar.

 

Why do we do it and what do we do for the children of Wheelock Primary School?

Our aim is to raise funds to enhance the education of every single pupil at our school! The funds we raise go directly to school through a series of wish list of items given to us by the school. The principal of the FOWS is to provide lots of extras that the school budget just does not cover, as you can see from the list below this provides great resources for our school. This academic year we have already paid for the following items:

  • Go pro camera

  • Story telling day for all children in school

  • Sports equipment

  • Stocks for the Food tech area

  • Giant games for the children to play at break times

  • Christmas tree for the hall

 

In previous years we have funded art areas, i-pads and for our grounds; play areas, a teepee and an outdoor classroom.  We also want to provide fun social events for our school community which all our children can enjoy.

What can you do to help?

We always require help for our events which include helping organize, setting up and clearing away, running stalls, serving refreshments, buying and selling raffle tickets and of course baking (buying, if you don’t fancy baking) cakes. Why not join our lottery? (See below for further info)

How much do we raise?

In the last academic year we raised around £12000! This year we hope to match if not improve on this figure.

Wheelock School Lottery

We are in the process of setting up a new lottery where prizes will be drawn monthly. It’s still a work in progress at the moment so watch this space!

Match Funding

If your company offers match funding we’d love to hear from you. Match funding is an important part of our fund raising each year and unfortunately many of our regular match funders have recently left the school  so we are in need of a few news ones to keep up our fund raising figures

Tokens

We collect all the major tokens and vouchers that companies such as Nestle, Sainsbury's, Tesco's and Morrison's issue which help to provide additional equipment for school. Please also consider doing your online shopping through schoolfunds.co.uk as it collects points for school.

Facebook

We have a Facebook page so feel free to follow us. Search for “Friends of Wheelock School (FOWS)”

Email

Our email address is fowscontact@gmail.com

If you want to get involved please like us on our Facebook page and send us a message, or contact us on our email address, we can add you our email database where we email out requests for helpers and other information. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our meetings soon.

 

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Contact the School

Wheelock Primary School

Crewe Road
Wheelock
Sandbach
Cheshire
CW11 4PY

Tel: 01270 845911
office@wheelock.cheshire.sch.uk

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