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What is FOSH?

The Friends of South Hampstead High School (FOSH) is a parent organisation comprising of parents from the school and representatives from the teaching staff. We are a registered charity and we meet at the beginning of each term.

What does FOSH do?

Our objective is to support and enhance the school community, by working in partnership with the school and holding a variety of social events throughout the year. We also aim to raise funds to cover items that may be outside the school’s budget. This is done principally by collecting subscriptions from the parents and by organising events which may include a fund-raising element.

In the last year, some of the items we have funded include: contribution to the Interactive Periodic table, sports equipment, projectors for the drama department, tents for the Duke of Edinburgh team, the new Eco School and a contribution to the Sixth Form Ball. We have also supported the SASH team (Service & Action at South Hampstead) in their fundraising and campaigning efforts. We have recently set up Pinboard, a weekly email for parents.

Some of the activities planned for 2017/18 include:

  • A welcome event for all parents
  • Bespoke guided cultural trips
  • Occasional evening talks for parents and pupils
  • A disco for girls in Year 7 in the Spring term
  • Secondhand uniform sales every term
  • Quiz night for parents, staff and pupils

We are always looking for more parents to get involved, either by helping out at our events or by being a class representative.  Being involved in FOSH is an opportunity to meet other parents, share ideas and increase your involvement with school life.

Where and when does FOSH meet?

We meet at the beginning of each term at 7.00pm at the school. Parents are notified of the meeting via the school’s email system. We welcome everyone; if you do not want to be part of the committee we welcome offers to help at events or ideas for activities.

I want to get involved. How do I contact FOSH?

Please email us any time on FOSH@shhs.gdst.net. We look forward to hearing from you.


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