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FOTA stands for the Friends of Thorntree Association. 

FOTA is our PTA. It is a very active and supportive group of parents, guardians, carers and friends who all have, or know, children who currently attend or have attended Thorntree School. They organise fundraising and social events throughout the year such as summer fairs and Christmas fairs, quiz nights, cake sales, auctions of promises, and much more.  The money they raise goes towards funding for school equipment and ‘extras’ for the children.

All parents, carers and friends of children attending Thorntree School are all automatically members of FOTA.

Names you need to know:

Interim Chair: Siobhan Curtis
Interim Vice-Chair: Emi Angel Ashenden
Secretary: position vacant
Treasurer: Janine Khoshnevisan

You can contact any of these people directly, contact the class reps, leave a written message for us at the Office or email us:

We also have a Facebook page.


Current Fundraising Targets

We are currently raising funds for short term and longer term goals. In the short term we want to: buy more picnic tables for the playgrounds, add to the TrimTrail adventure circuit on the field as well as purchase new hens. In the longer term we want to help the school with the costs of building a stronger, warmer, more permanent learning structure outside Years 1 and 2.

Dates of meetings

Each half term we hold meetings on a Friday morning, usually the second Friday of each half term. Meetings will be held in the Studio downstairs and will begin at 9am. Everyone is welcome to come along. We plan fundraising events and decide what to spend our funds on.


Autumn term

Friday 6th October 2023

Friday 3rd November 2023

Friday 1st December 2023

Spring term:

Friday 2nd February 2024

Friday 1st March 2024

Friday 3rd May 2024

Summer term:

Friday 14th June

Friday 28th June


Latest news

Events in 2023-2024:

Autumn Cake Sale: Friday 22nd September 2023

Harvest Festival Cake Sale - Thursday 19th October 2023

The Christmas Fayre - Friday 8th December 2023

The Valentine Disco/Cake Sale - Friday 9th February 2024

Spring Raffle: Thursday 28th March 2024

May Day Bake Off competition (TBC) - Thursday 6th June 2024 (TBC)

The annual Summer Fayre. - Saturday 29th June 2024


Uniform sales 2023-2024:

Come along and find good quality second-hand school uniform.

Thursday 19th October 2023

Thursday 8th February 2024


As always, these events will need the help, support and participation of parents and friends. Please volunteer to help out if you can.

Thank you very much.

The FOTA team