The school has a thriving and active parent group called Friends of St Aelred's (FOSTA). This organisation has supported the school for over 30 years and its contribution to the life of the school community has been invaluable. FOSTA has always tried to remain true to its original aims which were:
¨ To provide social activities for everyone involved with the school in order that good links be established between home and school.
¨ To perform an education service when and where appropriate e.g. talks and discussions on matters of current interest.
¨ To raise funds for the school.
During the last year FOSTA have organised the following functions: Fair, Art Evening, Coffee Morning at the Community Centre, Easter Bingo, Discos, Theatre Trips School Sports Day, Christmas Parties for the children.
FOSTA has consistently made generous donations to the school over a number of years. Their work is much appreciated and it is hoped that parents new to St Aelred’s School will become actively involved in the work of the Association.
Last year FOSTA contributed towards the costs of educational visits for individual classes and classroom resources.