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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                                        Laura Broad and Sue Turnbull

    Secretary                                  Claire Jones

    Treasurer                                 Edwina Holligan


    Advertising and Social Media     Lex Hunt


    Staff Support                             Chloe Spencer, Laura Billington


    Claire Cox, Mandy Pickering, Katie Mansfield, Ellie Neal, Nikki Dallaway, Felicity Rendell, Sarah O'Leary, Jennifer Sawtell, Emma Wilton, Mathilde Shaw, Danielle Granito, Jennie Bishop


    CLASS REPS (via messenger groups)

    Ducklings                                 Katie Mansfield

    Robins                                      Felicity Rendell

    Puffins                                      Rachel Srawley

    Blackbirds                                 Sue Turnbull

    Red Kites                                  Vicky Olchawski

    Owls                                         Mathilde Shaw

    Kingfishers                               Beverly Popple

    Eagles                                      Jennifer Sawtell


    • £4,000 for new book scheme

    • New interactive whiteboard

    • Outdoor gym

    • Sports tracksuits

    • Christmas gifts for each class

    • Contribution to year 6 Bugsy Malone production

    • £1,200 to support learning activities

    • 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.

    • Class cooking equipment and trolley

    • 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
    Scarecrow Trail 2022
    An event the whole village community supported and raised an amazing £553 
    Summer Fete 2022
    Fun had by everyone and huge support from the whole village. Raising a record breaking £7260!!!!!

    New Books for the Library - February 2022!

    We have received £1700 worth of brand new library books for the librarians to stamp, sort and place in our school library for all the children to access.  These books were funded from the proceeds raised for our staff half marathon held in Dec 2020, but due to covid we delayed the purchase until children could fully use the library .  Thank you to our whole school community who supported this FODSA event.


    Santa Fun Run - January 2022

    Once again thank you to our school community who helped raised £1389.50 supporting our Santa Fun Run and through the sales of our santa hats and head boppers.