Friends of Ryedale School
Every parent or carer whose child attends Ryedale School is automatically a member of Friends of Ryedale School. We have an elected committee that is made up of parents and friends, as well as representatives from the teaching staff. We meet on average once a term and all FORS members are welcome to attend. We publicise meetings through our Facebook page, on the school website and via the school email system.
As well as assisting with the social side of school life, our main aim is to fundraise for the benefit of the school and pupils. We have enjoyed organising many fundraising events over the years. Following the success of two brilliant Ryedale Rumble cycle sportives we were eagerly looking forward to our 3rd ride but sadly it and all other fund raising was put on hold last year due to the pandemic. We hope to get back to raising funds for school as soon as we can. Most of the money we raise goes towards leasing the school minibus and purchasing items that staff have suggested would help pupils but which are over and above that provided for by school funds.
Our big push for the next two years is raising enough money to establish an all-weather sports pitch for both school and community use. If we raise around £200K it will unlock an even greater amount from the Football Foundation. It’s a huge amount of money but with everyone pulling together - staff, students, parents/carers and the wider community, we know we can do it! Our FORS volunteers thoroughly enjoy supporting the school with much needed funds.
You could help as a committee member, (several current members now no longer have children at Ryedale School - so we have a few roles to fill for this year). Alternatively you could offer your time as a helper at various events such as parents evenings, drama or music presentations. Perhaps you could even develop your own fundraising events and we’ll assist you as best we can!
Being a member of FORS is a lovely and fulfilling way to get involved in school life, and to get to know other parents and teachers.
We welcome Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers or anyone who would like to help. We know that joining a new school can sometimes be a little bit daunting as a parent, so this is the ideal way to get involved as much or as little as you like. We will be sending out an email at the beginning of the new term inviting you to attend our first meeting – please do come along.