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Bag2School Collection


If you have any unwanted clothing etc, FODSA have arranged a Bag2school collection on Thursday 1st July.  For those who aren’t aware, this is a Company who collects unwanted clothing and sells them to other countries, and in return FODSA receives payment according to the weight of items collected.  For further information on the Company please click on this link  Further details on how to drop off clothing at school will follow nearer the time, however, they have confirmed that normal bin bags may be used (rather than their pre-printed ones).  Here is a list of the items they accept:


We accept the following ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE*:

  • Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Scarves and ties   
  • Jewellery
  • Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • Soft toys
  • Household linen
  • Household curtains
  • Household towels
  • Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)

* We reserve the right to refuse any unsuitable items

We DO NOT accept:

  • Duvets and blankets
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
  • Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
  • School uniforms with and without logo
  • Corporate clothing and workwear
  • Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

Your help in supporting us raise funds for the school is much appreciated.


You can either drop off your bags at the main entrance gates early on Thursday 1st July, or alternatively bags may be dropped off on Tuesday (29th) and Wednesday (30th) mornings outside the school hall doors.

FODSA (Friends of Drayton School Association)

Welcome to the FODSA page!

FODSA is the parent teacher association of Drayton School. The object of the association is to assist in the education of the pupils of the school by helping to provide money and items which the school budget cannot cover in full.


We organise a wide range of activities such as cake sales, non-uniform days, Bags2School, summer fete, pamper night, Christmas hour, various discos and the much loved chocolate hour.


In order for FODSA to continue to operate we do need the support of all parents. Most of the events we organise are well attended but the organisation of them is easier if more parents are involved. We usually hold one meeting per term where we discuss the organisation of events and how the money we have raised should be spent (in consultation with the head teacher and teaching staff).


It would be great to see some new faces at our meetings we always need new ideas and inspiration. If you wish to get in touch, please email us at or visit our Facebook page FODSA (Friends Of Drayton School Association) Abingdon




Chair                                                    Emma Wilton

Vice Chair                                           Sarah O'Leary

Secretary                                            Sarah Walters

Treasurer                                            Tamsin Meredith & Laura Hughes


STAFF SUPPORT                               Sarah O'Leary



Sue Turnbull, Katie Mansfield, Sophie Hudson, Laura Broad, Jennifer Sawtell, Beverley Popple, Claire Cox, Cheryl Packer, Nina Minter and Maria Grundy


CLASS REPS (via messenger groups)

Ducklings                                           Sue Turnbull

Robins                                                 Jen Campbell

Puffins                                                Mathilde CL Shaw

Blackbirds                                          Beverley Popple

Red Kites                                            Jennifer Sawtell

Owls                                                    Sophie Hudson

Kingfishers                                        Claire Cox

Eagles                                                 Tamsin Meredith




  • Forest School Fencing

  • Class cooking equipment and trolley

  • Library books

  • Outdoor pirate ship

  • Contribution towards new flooring for outdoor play equipment

  • Contribution towards whole school reading scheme

  • New curtains for the hall

  • Outside storage container

  • Donations towards the cost of school trips.

  • Cycle storage unit

  • Summer gazebos

  • Play tunnel

  • Ice creams for theatre trips

  • Crackers, sweets and soft drinks for the Christmas dinner

  • School projector and screen installation in the hall