Committee Members

Jacqui Bishop (Chair), Vicky Johnston (Vice Chair),

JJ McCormick (Treasurer), Michelle Capp (Secretary),

Kerry Majchrowski, Gabby Stares, Samantha Hitchcock, Andrea Houghton, Claire Hayward, Claire Thomas, Emily Bathurst, Fran Woodward, Jackie McAlister, Jennie Vettom, Kerrie Finley, Lianne Marr, Louise Wiles, & Sadie Martin

FOAH sept 17

What does FOAH do?

We are a group of parents and staff who meet once a month to share ideas and plan events for the children, adults and as a family. The key focus of these events is to create a fun, safe and social environment.

Any funds we raise at FOAH organised events is put back into the Academy. For example over the last few years funds raised have been used:

  • To contribute toward the cost of coaches on various school outings.
  • To pay for the pirate ship located between pre-school and 4+.
  • To pay for high visibility vests for the preschool children.
  • Fully supported the accelerated reading programme introduced in 2018.
  • Paid for reading pods within the school for fun reading time.

Our meetings are by no means formal, more a friendly get together. Being a part of FOAH certainly doesn’t mean you have to commit to attending every event or meeting. There are other ways you can find out what we are doing, get in touch with us or have any ideas you would like to share;



 facebook-icon visit our facebook page – Friends of Ardley Hill – FOAH
 envelope-icon email us –
 twitter-icon Follow us on twitter
 foah-tiny-icon Join our parent volunteer’s mailing list. If you provide us with your email address we will send you a copy of the monthly meeting minutes.

We also involve the Academy Council and listen to what ideas the children have and get them involved with the planning of some of the events.

Meeting Dates

Please see our Facebook page for meeting dates.

Unless otherwise informed the meetings are held on the The Glider and start at 7.30 pm and generally finish by 9.30 pm at the very latest.

FOAH would like to send a warm welcome to the 4+ pupils and hope you all enjoyed your gingerbread men!

Other Ways to Help

When you need to use a search engine or you wish to shop online don’t forget to visit using the website . To register create a login and a password and select Friends of Ardley Hill as the organisation you wish to support. Each time you make a purchase or a search via this website FOAH receives a contribution at no extra cost to you.

By ordering name tags online at FOAH will receive commission from all orders by using the School ID 35918. Remember to go through Easyfundraising first and you can earn extra commission!

FOAH have set up an account with The Book People resulting in the Academy being rewarded with 10% commission on parents orders in the form of school savings which can then be spent on books for the Academy. With this account all parents, carers, family and friends will also be able to take advantage of exclusive offers when shopping with The Book People. Attached are the details of how this works and the fundraising code to use DsNxMxn

The Book People



Proposed Events

October Smarties Challenge  Academy
2nd November Firework Display  Academy
14th December Festive Fayre Academy


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