Friends Of The Grove (FOG)

Welcome to our Friends Of the Grove information page.

We are a group of volunteers consisting of mums, dads, grandparents, carers and school staff who organise a wide range of fundraising events at The Grove school.

We usually meet once a month and are always on the lookout for new committee members and event volunteers. We truly appreciate any support that you can offer us.

For further details, please follow us on our Facebook page, Friends of the Grove – Fog Pta, where you will find details of our past events, current events and our future plans and projects.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.


Contact Us:

Chair: Michelle Shackleton

Treasurer: Dani Smith

Secretaries:  Emma Harber,  Paula Rosewell

Staff Representatives: Mrs Ibbotson, Mrs Barnley

Parent Representatives: Jim Archer, Roland Hill, Lucy Holt, Cim Millam, Janine McCormack, Ian Browning, Zoe Farmer.


Events we organised and funds raised (academic year 2017-2018):

Autumn Disco (October)  £623.00

Fireworks and Bonfire  (November) £3198.90

Christmas Fayre (December) £1984.56

Spring Disco (February) £557.50

Easter event (March)   £602.50

Summer Disco (May) £713.00

Summer Fayre (June) £1823.00

Pre-loved uniform sales, Sports Day refreshments and Freezer Pop Friday (July) £353.55


Throughout the year we were able to fund new class texts for all year groups, sponsor the school mini bus, part-fund the Year 6 leavers event, donate funds to the student council for an ongoing project and so much more thanks to your generosity and the hard work of all our volunteers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the FOG members and their families, staff helpers, parents, grandparents and the local community who continue to provide so much help and support for our fundraising events.

Please check here soon for our Brand New FOG Newsletter detailing our funding projects, planned events and fundraising efforts.