for Donations to FAB

Since last night and the truly biblical weather conditions we faced… we’ve had a number of people asking how they can make donations to FAB… We always gratefully accept donations into any FAB box throughout the year and if you want to pay us online then via Paypal is the simplest option. You can click on the link below and it should be pretty simple. Cheers everyone – we’re all feeling much loved this morning!!

Fireworks – Desperado plea!!

We need 11 more Marshall’s to help at Firework Night (10th November) or else we will have to cancel the event for H&S reasons!!!

… but obviously we don’t want to have to cancel it or else we will still have to pay for the fireworks and FAB will start the year on a deficit!!

What does it involve?
• Being at the event from 4.30 to 7pm – 4.30pm is when we give the Marshal briefing!
• Wearing a hi viz tabbard
• Basically 6-8 Marshall’s need to be outside of the field by the pool, on the path up to Varndean school and basically making sure no-one goes near the firing zone (especially when the display is on) – The people we have so far can cover these points if necessary.
• The other 18 Marshall’s basically mill around on the field and deal with lost children, taking injuries to St John’s ambulance, and minor things like that… however in the case of an emergency (and worst case scenario is evacuating everyone from the field) then all Marshall’s are expected to help direct people out of the area and to a safe space!

So basically being a Marshall is not something you can do if you are the sole adult with kids in tow… but if both parents/or two adults are are going to the fireworks with kids then one could be a Marshall and enjoy the event with their family – you may need to help a lost child or give someone some help… but most of the time you can enjoy the event with your family. It would only be in the case of an extreme emergency (which in 20/30 years has never happened) that you would be expected to help evacuate the area and leave your kids in the care of the other person you came with.

We’re happy to offer free family entry to anyone who wants to Marshall at the event!

If you could help that would be awesome – please email with ‘Marshall’ in the subject line.

Floss 4 Funding

Floss for Funding is TODAY! Kids who want to be involved will be Flossing at school today to show their support against school funding cuts which are crippling our school.

SOS is a parent-led organisation and it would be great to get your support as well. Share this film to spread the word. Get a posse together, do the floss and post it online. If anybody wants to start a mass floss after school, that would be great!

Hit by 8% cuts to pupil funding since 2010, our schools and children are suffering. Lets BOMBARD the Nick Gibb, Damian Hinds and Phil Hammond with message from parents, carers, grandparents, school staff and goverors that #budget2018 must fund our schools properly and undo the damage. Get flossing! #floss4funding #parentsteachersunite

#floss4funding THIS FRIDAY

Join us this Friday 19th October to #floss4funding

Posted by Save Our Schools on Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Christmas Cards – Deadline for orders is Friday 12th October.

With only 83 days left until Christmas we are happy to say that Christmas Card samples and order forms will be sent home in bookbags today (Wednesday 3rd October).

The deadline for ordering is next Friday the 12th October and sorry, but no late orders will be accepted!!

Also, if your children receive free school dinners then FAB will gladly give you a free pack of cards… if this applies to you then you will be receiving an email from the Acting Heads who are dealing with these requests and your details will remain anonymous to FAB – Merry Christmas!


If the school receives the Pupil Premium on behalf of your child, you can get free entry to our events, as well as other free FAB stuff.

To find out more, please contact Sandra Mulholland or Dawn Loader – the Acting Heads.

This term, we are offering free Christmas Card packs to all pupils receiving Free School Meals at the Balfour.

For all Pupil Premium Families we are also offering free entry to our Quiz Night (19th October – Adults only!)  as well as free family tickets to our Firework Evening (10th November) and free Santa’s Grotto and Grinch’s Cave tickets at our Christmas Fair (8th December).