The Friends of St. Joseph's School


The Friends of St. Joseph's School began in 1998 as an additional fund raising body to the school's Parents Association (PA). It was registered as a charitable trust (registered charity no. 1069943) which made corporate support for charitable donations possible. The Friends and the PA joined forces to unite fund-raising efforts for events and also established the Class Parents System.

Who is FOSJS?

The Friends of St Joseph's School (FOSJS) are all the parents that volunteer to help raise money for our school. FOSJS organise many events to raise funds - Cake Sales, Ice Cream Sales, The Christmas Bazaar, Camp Nights, The Summer Ball, Children's Disco's, Gift Sales and much more! We raise money to improve the school while having fun and socialising.

FOSJS contributes significant funds to the annual school budget for many educational needs and various specific projects which improve and enrich our children's lives at school. The Friends have a voluntary parental contribution scheme and the Trust is able to reclaim the tax on the Building Fund donations made by covenant, Gift Aid or give-as-you-earn.  To find out how you can support us, visit our Support Us page.

How is FOSJS organised?

The Friends are organised into a co-ordination committee, class parents and event helpers. The co-ordination committee have an overall view of what is going on. Each year group is allocated a number of fund-raising events a year to organise. The class parents for each year group organise and carry out those events with the help of the parents in their year group.

How do I find out what is going on?

We ask all new parents to join our the St Joseph's Catholic School Classlist Group. Go to Classlist and select the option to Find Your School - type in St Joseph's Catholic Primary School SL9 8SB and follow the instructions to join the group. You can also download the Classlist App to receive messages to your mobile phone or iPAD. FOSJS sends out notices by Classlist and through the weekly newsletter. The newsletter is emailed out to all parents every Friday evening.

Key contacts

Victoria Christian 

Andrea Houston -

Joanna Pilsniak -

The official name of the charity is The Friends of St. Joseph's School (registered charity no. 1069943).


Uniform labels FOSJS kick back programme:

While you are getting the uniform ready and may find yourself in need of name tags don't forget to support FOSJS if ordering from these supplies

Mynametags  (24% from each order goes to FOSJS)

Enter school ID at check out 36567

Stamptastic      (15% from each order goes to FOSJS + £4.99 discount for deluxe bundle)

Enter PTA code at check out: SL98SB