Friends Of Markyate School (FOMS) is the registered charity of Markyate Village School, made up of willing parent and teacher volunteers.

What do we do?

We raise much needed funds and aim to do this by bringing parents, teachers, friends and our local community together socially to support the school, having fun along the way.

How do we do it?

We organise a variety of events from Firework Night, Christmas, May and Summer Bazaars, Fashion Shows, Pampered Chef Evenings, Quiz and Bingo Nights, cake sales….the list is endless!

Funds raised by FOMS are used to provide equipment, resources and opportunities to enhance the education & learning potential for every child at Markyate school. We have raised thousands of pounds, every single penny of which has been put back into our school; paying for outdoor playground equipment, school trips, PE kits, book tokens, pantomimes, discos, parties to name but a few.

We are very lucky to have a thriving committee who meet once a month to plan future events, discuss ideas and how money will be spent. The school has an ongoing wish list and our current focus is Project Dell, however we are always open to suggestions and requests.

How you can get involved

You don’t have to be a committee member to be involved in FOMS. You may not be able to attend meetings but are willing to run a stall at a Fayre or help with refreshments at an event. You may feel you’d like to raise your own funds by way of a personal challenge and donate the money to FOMS (you can log onto There are so many ways you can help and we are always so grateful for your time and to welcome new friends.

If you would like to be involved in any way, please contact us on  or via the school office.


Victoria Horsnall –   Chair

Treasurer will be replaced

Secretary Rachel Gilbert

Libby Karmock – Teacher Rep

Helen Vaites


Events for 2019

Quiz Night – 8th February

Disco – 1st March 3.20-5.30pm

Mother’s Day Market KS2 – 22nd March

Mother’s Day Market EY and KS1 29th March

Movie Night – 3rd May

Father’s Day Market KS2 7th June 2.30pm

Father’s Day Market EY and KS1 14th June 2.30pm

Summer Fun – 28th June 3.30-6.00pm

Summer Camp Out -13th July