Coxhoe Primary School

Believe and Achieve

0191 3770294

Charity Number: 1120078

 Chairperson: Mhari Breen

Secretary: Sarah Bell

Vice Secretary: Sarah Heslop

Treasurer: Joanne Walker 

The Friends of Coxhoe Primary School includes parents, carers, grandparents, and members of the community who work tirelessly to support our school.  They meet at school in the evening and plan a wide range of fundraising events.  They then work closely with the staff to spend funds raised on a variety of different projects.

The events themselves are also great fun for the children.  The school disco is popular and the Summer Fair is becoming grander each year. 

The group welcomes new members with open arms as the list of jobs grows longer; you can choose your level of involvement to match with the time you can spare. No amount of help is too small and will always be greatly received.

If you would like to be involved please ask at the office.



Our AGM took place on Monday October 10th.

Click the link below to download the minutes.

AGM Minutes 2022

Meeting Minutes

How we raise funds...

We work closely with the school to identify ways to enrich what school is able to offer; this includes a broad range of items/experiences.

With the support of the wonderful families in Coxhoe we hold:

  • Bake sales,
  • Discos,
  • Film nights,
  • Christmas shopping evenings,
  • Sponsored events,
  • Class challenges,
  • Stalls at events such as Christmas performances.

Fundraise while you shop!

Want to help the PTA but lack of time gets in the way?

We get it, life gets busy! But, you can help us without leaving the comfort of your own home. We have registered our charity with three different businesses that give us a donation every time you shop using them.

This is at no extra cost to you and will only take a few minutes to sign up, then, you just shop as normal.

With Christmas coming up it's the perfect time to get involved!

Click here to access the different pages.

Support outside of FOCPS

Community & Parent Support

At Coxhoe School, we work very closely with individuals and other groups from the Community.  We believe that the local primary school should be the heart of the Village and, in recent years have developed strong links with all aspects of the Community.  This enables us to work together as a community and really make a difference.

Parental Engagement

The school encourages open communication between home and school and issues regular newsletters to parents, via their children, detailing events and particulars concerning school. These events are also communicated through our school website.

May we take this opportunity to thank the people of Coxhoe for the faithful support, interest and encouragement given to the school. We aim to build on the links already established in our community, and, with your help, make our school a place of which we can all be justifiably proud.

Parent/Family Helpers

We are always grateful to those parents who come in to school and help. Don’t be shy! If you have some time to spare or a particular talent or area of expertise then we would love to hear from you.

Currently parent helpers are involved in supporting children with reading, helping in practical and creative subjects such as cookery, sewing, art, music and design technology. So if you are free, even for an hour a week, come in and speak to Mrs Caygill (Deputy Head) who organises our parent helpers – she would love to hear from you.

Prior to commencing your work in school all helpers will be required to have successfully completed an enhanced DBS check which helps us ensure pupils are safeguarded. 

2022 Goals

This year we are working towards the following goals alongside our fundraising efforts:

  • Updating the outdoor space
  • Healthier living
  • Being kinder to the environment

Our key fundraising goal for 2022 is to continue to raise funds to help improve the outdoor area for the children. They have already benefitted from the new outdoor gym equipment and the feedback has been fantastic. We are in the process of getting new quotes and designs from various companies which we hope to be able to share with you all soon. The pandemic may have slowed us and our efforts down but it will not stop us!

Thank you!

We cannot thank the PTFA and our wider school family enough for their drive to continue fundraising throughout the pandemic. Members of the PTFA have worked really hard to keep fundraising efforts going in new and creative ways. It was amazing to have our Funky Festive Fridays and welcome families and stall holders to join us for some festive treats; the atmosphere was amazing and really highlighted just how much we have missed it!

Requests from school include:

Recently we have worked with the children that form the School Council to help update us with the thoughts of the student body across the different year groups. Requests include:

  • More playground equipment,
  • Outdoor development,
  • Improved technology,
  • Updated sparkly dip prizes and dojo parties.



Winter Craft Activities

Cashless Events

Bake Sales

Our Bake Sales are back for 22/23 and we are happy to say we are back to our original format! Each class will get a turn to host their own bake sale to see who can raise the most money whist enjoying some tasty treats along the way.

Could there be a prize for the winners?

Follow along below for dates and to see which class is in the lead!

23.09.22 - Tolkien: £65.00

21.10.22 - Dickens: £61.00 

18.11.22 - Walliams:

02.12.22 - Rowling:

Healthy Tuck Shop

Our healthy tuck shop has been running for a couple of months now and we are pleased that the children are really enjoying it while helping us to raise funds.

Items available include things like popcorn, raising, fruit juices, cereal bars, snack-a-jacks and fruit winders. 

Each fortnight children look forward to choosing some tasty snack time treats which are a healthier alternative to traditional tuck shop items. 


15th September
29th September
13th October
10th November
24th November
8th December

Recent Events

Halloween Disco

Coming soon!

Miles for Smiles 2022

After having to make quite a few tweaks to the date and format of this years Miles for Smiles we were beginning to wonder if we were actually going to pull it off.

But in true Coxhoe style our efforts paid off and we had another success! This is of course largely because our families and children are so brilliant and got involved.

We raised a total of £1158.50

The winning class was Rowling who raised an amazing £360.50

Rowling got to enjoy some extra time outdoors and a delicious fruit platter as a reward.

Summer Fair 2022

It was amazing to, once again, be able to run our Summer Fair! The weather played its parting in helping to make it a wonderful afternoon with an amazing family atmosphere. 

Lots of hard work went into organising the fair and we want to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone who helped out and worked their socks off.

It has been our most successful Summer Fair to date and we raised a whopping £2033.10

World Book Day 2022

World Book Days is always one of our favourite events in school as we get to see the amazing creativity of the children in their costumes and promote our love of reading. This year the PTA helped to organise a book swap and had a book themed raffle and tombola. 

We also provided parents with refreshments at bedtime stories where it was a delight to welcome everyone back into the school hall for a coffee and chat while the children enjoyed a story in their classes.

We raised £58.98

Bag 2 School

As part of our goal to be kinder to the environment we organise Bag2School collections where families and friends can recycle clothing, bedding, towels and other items. In return for helping to save this items from the landfill the FOCPS raise funds in return. 

Our last collection raised £86.40


For 2022 we are starting things off with a little bit of “Fund-raisin”! We’ll be sending children home with a box of raisins and asking them to return the empty boxes filled with any spare change/coins that they can. We’ll collect the boxes up and count the coins; the class with the most money raised will win themselves a treat.

 Update: The Fund-Raisin challenge raised an amazing £485.61

The winners were Hargreaves who enjoyed a very tasty fruit platter as their treat.


Community Pantry

We are proud to support our local community pantry who in turn do an amazing job at serving our school family and wider community.

Our families are welcome to drop contributions off for the pantry any Thursday morning. It can be left at the office door where it will be collected and delivered to the pantry. 

Head over to the Parish Council Website and search Coxhoe Pantry