Friends of Laurel Avenue School (FOLAS)

Who are we?

Parents, carers, staff, governors and volunteers who give up their time to attend meetings and help organise and run events. We share the collective aim to enhance the experience of children attending the school as well as supporting charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support.

What do we do?

We arrange events such as Christmas and Summer Fayres, Mothers' Day Tea and Coffee Afternoons to raise funds for the children and school and for charities.

During Friends of Laurel Avenue Society Meetings, we not only discuss ways to raise money, but also how to spend it! Over the last few years, money raised has been spent on contributing £5 for every child towards an Educational Visit each year. This is very much appreciated because arranging a valuable Educational Visit can be very expensive these days. Each year money raised also goes towards buying children a book for their Christmas present.

If you would like to have a say in what we spend the money raised at events in school on, please keep an eye out for notices and texts about our Friends of Laurel Avenue meetings and come along and join us!

Our recent achievements:

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Christmas Fayre

Film Club

Mothers' Day Tea

Easter Raffle

Summer Fayre

2017 - 2018
£237.86 £722.47        
2016 - 2017
£170.08 £784.40 £93.97 £163.25 £69.20 £715.48
2015 - 2016
£227.33 £906.57 £112.72 £239.00 £94.50 £747.81

Friends of Laurel Avenue Society


The name of our organisation shall be:

Friends of Laurel Avenue Society (FOLAS)


  • Maintain links between Parents, Guardians, Governing Body and the Community.
  • To encourage Parent / Community involvement.
  • To support the children of the School and to support the School in its aims.
  • To organise social events.
  • To organise fundraising events to raise funds to purchase items for the benefit of the pupils.
  • To further enhance the image of the School.
  • To assist the pupils in furthering their education and assisting the staff in this aim.


Membership is open to Parents/Carers of pupils past and present and anyone who has an interest in the School.

The current officers are :

Chair person - Ellen Cottrell
Vice Chair - Helen Blakey

Secretary - Gaynor Davison
Treasurer - Claire Linfoot

Trustees - Claire Linfoot and Jessica Cottrell


Committee at present consists of four officers:
Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary.